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The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill

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Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8801
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the surf and turf - nicely displayed and the meat and the prawns cooked to the point. Fries were just fried and salat was ok. Nothing spectacular but worth eating. American style restaurant and pretty rushed service, lacks the individual caring as in most big restaurants

Thank Sven F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed the Sunday special which was Roasted Lamb Shank. It came with vegetables. The meal was very good and we enjoyed eating on their outdoor patio. The menu had many options and they had an extensive drink menu also. Nice meal with good service.

Thank BJsnorkeling
Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here at the conclusion of a four day hike and we weren't disappointed! Both the gluten free and regular burgers that we had were delicious! The service was warm and friendly and I would happily return should we find ourselves in Te Anau again.

Thank Beck00
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy but we were looked after very well, the meals were fabulous ( Try the Ribs ! ) and very tasty. Great Bistro and good prices.

Thank Trish005
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having just eaten here I would highly recommend not going there. Besides the fact the food was not great and screwing up the order they seem to have a habit of padding the bill with extra drinks. After having to correct two glasses a wine we did not have taken off the bill and after paying and walking out the... More 

Thank Rick M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Family and I stopped here for a bit to eat after a Milford Sound trip. We got right in even though it was fairly busy. Food was average wait staff was pleasant. A little something for most on the menu and several beers and ciders on tap as well as a full bar.

Thank Posner1
Eden, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here early Sunday morning to watch the All Blacks play France ( in France) on TV. 0900 showtime, perfect for breakfast. Excellent full breakfast. full house of Fans, and whoohoo, All Blacks won! Good food, and gratefull to find somewhere to watch rugby!

Thank Bethersk
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Fiancé and I had lunch at The Ranch on our recent stay in Te Anau. We were looking for a light lunch as we skipped breakfast. I chose a healthy chicken with salad option and my Fiancé opted for the ribs. All I can say is the Ribs were HUGE - with a very tasty sauce. We both said... More 

Thank eastaroadster
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant two times. They have a good menu, lots of beer on tap, a small selection of New Zealand wines. They make a roast plate with lots of fresh veggies and roast of the day (i.e. Lamb, venison, beef, pork, etc. All the food coming out of the kitchen looked fab--ribs, steak, lamb chops, nachos and... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed an evening meal here, I had the Chicken Schnitzel with fries and salad. My husband had the biggest plate of liver and bacon on mash and he loved it. Puddings we're ok. I was really looking forward to my pavlova - but basically it was just a big blob of soft meringue- absolutely nothing like the delicious concoction that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 8801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?