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European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed May 25, 2022 via mobile

Amazing to see how this place has been upgraded & renewed. The in-house accommodation is immaculate, clean & well appointed. The staff are welcoming & friendly. . The restaurant is first class with one of the best menus we’ve seen in a NZ restaurant. The...meals presentation was worthy of a Michelin class restaurant, generous servings. Despite the fact that this place is halfway up the mountain, it’s a testament to the quality of the restaurant that it’s well supported by the locals mid week with over 20 bookings on a Wednesday night. I can definitely recommend booking an overnight package to take advantage of a superb & well run domestic tourist operation.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pete & Alie, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2022

Thank you so much, it was a pleasure looking after you. Peter Alie and the team

Reviewed December 7, 2021 via mobile

....but unfortunately we never saw it.... But the food was very nice. Excellent service, very friendly staff. The lamb rump was suspiciously fatty, and the fish not particularly well seasoned, despite its description of 7 spices. But the seasonal veggies were lovely, and their presentation...was good. The wine list was well chosen, and good value.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 18, 2021

We had a very enjoyable stay after purchasing a dinner, bed and breakfast deal. Not too far from New Plymouth but feels like a real break. We were made to feel really welcome by Peter and Alie the managers. The dinner was outstanding, every course...was divine. The waiter took a real pride in his job and paid just the right amount of attention without over bearing. The breakfast next morning was also fabulous. The accommodation while not being flashy was well appointed and very clean. We would certainly recommend The Mountain House to others and hope to visit again. A real asset in Taranaki.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! It is feedback and comments like this that drives us and motivates the team. Thank you!

Reviewed October 6, 2021 via mobile

We stayed in a family room, the beds were large & comfy and the rooms well appointed with nice furniture. We ate dinner in the restaurant and the food was superb. It's right on the mountain so surrounded by beautiful bush and bird song. Staff...were very friendly and welcoming. The price was very competitive with local motels but nicer because of the lodge atmousphere etc. Definitely recommend. Thanks for a great stay.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate about providing quality hospitality.

Reviewed August 8, 2021

After visiting Stratford, went on the road that takes you up Mount Taranaki and stopped at the restaurant for lunch. Ordered the seemingly simple fish and chips. Actually this is an easy dish to mess up - not here! The batter was the best I've...ever had - beautifully aerated, crunchy and encasing perfectly cooked snapper. Service was very attentive and, as always, if the owner / manager is on site it always boosts performance. The team looked like they took pride in what they were serving and it showed in the food and presentation. I would imaging it would be magical at night - but another time.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate about providing quality hospitality.

Reviewed July 6, 2021 via mobile

Yes, just pay for the views 🏔️and get quality meals for 🆓. All reasonably priced with good hospitality. Start with the soup and 🍞garlic bread 👌🏻. It is located 3 kms before you head to the plateau. All our mains were good portions and well...presented. Perfect place to celebrate 🎉any occasion 🎂. Do book📞. Will revisit.🥂More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate with providing quality hospitality.

Reviewed May 22, 2021

This place rocks. The Mountain House was fully booked out for breakfast. We didn't have a booking but were made to feel important. We were served coffee by the fire and when a table became available we were move to the most awesome view. The...food, coffee and staff were great. Thanks for a lovely dining experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate with providing quality hospitality.

Reviewed February 27, 2021

Were given a gift voucher for a nights accommodation, dinner and breakfast. Stayed here about 20 years ago so some good updates to the rooms which were light bright and airy, only negative would be no aircon, but it was not too warm the day...we stayed. dinner and breakfast was excellent, could not fault the food at all. Wait staff were very attentive, probably a little bit too much so. would say it was good value for cost of the voucher and would definatly go back again for a meal.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate with providing quality hospitality.

Reviewed January 6, 2021 via mobile

We had a superb meal at the Mountain House tonight. The menu selection was fantastic and the meal itself did not disappoint - pork belly starter, beautiful fillet main and a 70s special brought up to date for dessert : pear and ginger bombe Alaska!!...Superb!! Great service, good value, stunning location and an overall fantastic meal out - and they even had Glayva which was a delightful surprise.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate with providing quality hospitality.

Reviewed August 10, 2020

beautiful meal with attentive service from friendly staff, dined on a Saturday night and the restaurant was full this did not stop the staff from providing excellent service and all courses were delivered in a timely manor. my as entree we had a bread platter...with various pesto and relishes ample tor two and very tasty. this was followed by Lamb shanks for my partner and The steak for myself my partner enjoyed her Meal and I found the steak with mushrooms very good well presented and a good size. plates were cleared efficiently and then desert was had my partner had the rhubarb and plumb trifle and I had the gelato ice cream trio Yum. we also had a glass of the house merlo and sav very acceptable. All in all an enjoyable dining experience in wonderful surroundings with a lovely log fire in the lounge bar area. worth the travel up through the mountain bush.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate with providing quality hospitality.

Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

This is a lovely place to have lunch and warm up when visiting snowy Mt Egmont. When we arrived the restaurant was fully booked for lunch but they still offered us items from their snack menu. We loved sitting on their couch and eating hot...soup. They have a really cosy area filled with couches around the fireplace.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate with providing quality hospitality.

Reviewed May 28, 2020

A lovely greeting on arrival, the flame effect fires were on and it was very cosy. We had booked to have dinner, overnight stay and breakfast. We had room 4...which was lovely and we enjoyed a spa bath, room was kept warm with a heater...and beds had electric blanket. Proper milk too for making your tea/coffee (something I always appreciate). We relaxed by the fire for a few drinks before dinner, and wow what a dinner....we had Scallops and prawns, Rewana garlic bread, Steak and blue cheese sauce and smoked duck, followed by Lemon panacotta.....Service was awesome, friendly chatty staff and owners................... Can highly recommend for a night away or longer.....felt totally relaxed and refreshed. Oh I forgot to mention breakfast, again great service and the big brekkie went down well with hubby and the breakfast burger was delicious. .....More

Date of visit: May 2020
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PeterandAlie, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback Jill. We really enjoyed looking after you and would love to see you here again!

Reviewed May 23, 2020

visited on a wet day in Taranaki, it so cosy inside, didnt want to leave. The staff were really nice and friendly, and the food portions were tasty and large, it was good value for money, and would love to go back sometime soon

Date of visit: May 2020
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PeterandAlie, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2020

Many thanks for your review, we enjoyed looking after you and would love to see you here again.

Reviewed March 12, 2020

We had a lovely lunch here. Good food, reasonable prices, great service. We were late for our booking but they were very helpful and understanding. The views are superb too.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate with providing quality hospitality.

Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Went for brunch on sunday with friends who live in the area. All the meals were really lovely. The breakfast burgers had lovely homemade hash browns,my husband raved about the huge french toast. Coffee good and strong. My friend always gets the hot chocolate which...she said is delicious.We sat outside as it was a stunning day, unfortunately tables with the mountain view were taken. It was a really relaxing. Staff lovely and friendly. Would advise to book on the weekend, as I noticed all the inside tables were reserved for lunch.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Peter M, General Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with the Stratford Mountain House. We are passionate with providing quality hospitality.

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