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“Soo tasty, amazing service and divine Margaritas!!”

Ratanui Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Pohara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $40
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Dining Room at Ratanui Lodge serves set 3 course meals nightly for $55 (subject to change). Menu changes daily. Sourcing fresh local produce, the best cuts of meats, and fresh local fish, with a substantial wine list featuring New Zealand wines. Relax in the cocktail lounge, outside on the quiet patio, or in front of the wood fire before dinner. Reservations Essential by 12pm.Sample Menu: Italian onion soup with fresh wholemeal bread. Venison tenderloin with blackberry jus and wasabi mashed potatoes. Brazil nut and almond torte. Wines focus on the Nelson region, including Neudorf, Brightwater, Waimea, Kina Beach, Rimu Grove, and Kina Cliffs.
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I didn't want to leave, the Maitre'd treated us like one of the family. The food was heart warming and ooh sooo tasty. The dessert was to die for. Definitely coming back again!!

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Thank Toni K
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Welcomed and continued excellent service
Huge margarita cocktail prepared to taste
Food was well presented and tasty
Maitre'd impeccable :-)
Great experience

Thank EldaH
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

The food and service is better than you will find in most big city restaurants , they have a different set menu for each day of the week .

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed here for a few nights in November 2102. Not being very keen on the Motel concept we didn't have high expectation. We couldn't have been more wrong. The restaurant is to class. Steve was very attentive to my vegetarian needs and the chef delivered something new and imaginative every night.
The rooms and general ambience of the place are about as far from a motel as you could imagine.

Apart fro the great walking I would recommend a kayak trip in the bay. Steve organised this for us and it ranks as one of our most memorable NZ experiences.
James McGuigan

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Thank jjamesmg
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We ate here one night while staying at the lodge, and it was phenomenal. Nothing more to say about it -- simple but elegantly prepared food, excellent cocktails. Great!

Thank ianbnet
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