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Raetihi Lodge Restaurant

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New Zealand, International, European, Contemporary, Australian
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7124 Kenepuru Road | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7282, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4300
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Masterton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Beautiful food and great service. Just a boat right away from Te Mahia where we were staying. Great for a stay as well which we have done once before

Thank m0ssyj0
Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

We hope to welcome you back at our restaurant next season - thanks for the positive feedback! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Another absolutely fabulous lodge, the food is 5 star! We eat out a lot in Auckland and this would have to rate up with some of the best 5 star restaurants in Auckland. Staff attentive, rooms excellent, apart from the bathrooms that could do with a face lift, however this would be nit picking as the whole experience at this... More 

Thank RachelTweeds
Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and your glowing feedback. I'll share your comments with our chefs and staff and they will be chuffed. We all work hard to ensure our guests have an amazing experience at Raetihi, and it's so nice for it to be recognised. Yes, we're aware the bathrooms needs a facelift and we're doing our best to address... More 

Stanmore, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

For total peace and quiet, good food and excellent hotel management, this place is a must! Not to mention, walks with wonderful scenic views, too many, to photograph!

Thank afried_864508
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we have enjoyed dinner. The dishes looks good and tasted good! We will stay for 2 more days so we can taste more if it. Lucky us :-)

Thank Quyen D
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We were lucky enough to be staying as hotel guests and got to eat in the Lodge's restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner over several days, which meant we had the opportunity to sample a broad range of the excellent fare on offer. We observed numerous restaurant guests arriving by motor vehicle and by boat - the food is so... More 

Thank Aussie_Cygnet
Devon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

All the meals we had here were excellent - breakfast is costed in accordance to each item required so you control your budget. Dinner is also excellent had fish both nights - mussels should not be missed.

Thank 351joyce
Wollongong, Australia
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We arrived by water taxi after a very taxing 8 hour walk and breathed a sigh as we landed, as we could see we were going to be pampered. Rooms were lovely, service good, and the staff made up for their inexperience with enthusiasm and good will. The restaurant was lovely for both dinner and breakfast. I'd love to come... More 

Thank Vivien T
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

We caught a water taxi to the lodge and were met by fabulous staff. The restaurant overlooks the Sounds. The food was made with fresh ingredients. The steak and fish was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Wonderful evening all round.

Thank Lindi P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

After a 2 week holiday in the Sounds and Abel Tasman region, this was the loveliest meal we had - the food was delicious. We used the Raetihi Lodge water taxi to cross the Kenepuru Sound from Te Mahia. We would like to thank the staff and management who very generously went out of their way to help us out... More 

Thank jaab3
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Another great Xmas in the Sounds with lots of visits to Raetihi. Fantastic service and food. A real credit to Alan and the team.

Thank SandR2195

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $29
New Zealand, International, European, Contemporary, Australian
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7124 Kenepuru Road | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7282, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 4300
Raetihi Lodge offers 14-rooms boutique luxury accommodation and 'destination dining' restaurant, that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rated 4-star plus Boutique by Qualmark, Raetihi Lodge is described as with luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the Sounds. Raetihi's Restaurant has fabulous views over the water, and offers quality meals using fresh local produce prepared by our chefs. Bookings are recommended. With our private Lodge boat, we offer discounted water transfers from Te Mahia Jetty for those eating in the restaurant. You can also arrive by your private vessel and pull up on our new floating jetty, or use one of our moorings.

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