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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chateaubriand” (14 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
“cheese board” (3 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

The food at the hotel restaurant was outstanding and really reasonably priced so actually took us quite by surprise. There is a good choice of food and the setting is lovely with the mountains and rolling hills visible from the windows. My only slight complaint...More

Thank Explorer0190
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

We ate hear twice because we bought a package deal and both meals were very good. My husbands glass of wine was bad and there was no problem getting another glass. Ask for a table by the window when you reserve. You can wear jeans...More

Thank Lu B
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We ate two evenings in the restaurant and enjoyed both meals but the second evening's chateaubriand was fabulous. The Middle Earth Pinot Noir was also extremely good.

Thank herebedragons
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is within the Chateau Tongariro and is well worth experiencing during an overnight stay. Booking is essential for beautifully prepared and presented dishes. The service, needless to say, is first class.

Thank redsgothenburg
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Our Chateaubriand was perfect and came with broccoli and very good potatoes. It was a delicious meal!

Thank Toura H
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Excellent meal, completes the Chateau experience. Modern, without being cutting edge. Plays to the audience well. Wine list could do with broader choice - the food and surroundings would carry a better list.

Thank AndriusNav
Reviewed February 12, 2017

We had a table by the window and although it was very cloudy and raining it didn't matter. The food was excellent and so was the service. We had the celebration package and had a set menu to choose from and it didn't disappoint. Highly...More

Thank tenby50
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Great, old, quaint and stylish restaurant. Expensive though. Good service! Nothing to put a finger on ...

Thank torbenDenmark
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Old style proper linen, attentive service, and excellent meals. A very happy customer. Just what was needed after a day of mountain fun.

Thank KM0803
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Charming decor, comfortable dining and friendly service. A reasonable menu, delivered with good timing and quite delicious. However, watch the desserts! My panna cotta was more cream than panna cotta adorned with dried raspberries during the height of the fresh raspberry season!! Not good enough...More

Thank alanab927
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1.85 miles away
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Nearby Attractions
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)
313 reviews
.12 miles away
Tama Lakes
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.13 miles away
Silica Rapids Track
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.33 miles away
Taranaki Falls
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.13 miles away
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
  • Phone Number: 0800.CHATEAU
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