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“Not Great and simply overpriced”
Review of Rata

Rata
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Ranked #21 of 314 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Rātā pays homage to Southern New Zealand. A modern light-filled eatery tucked away in the centre of bustling Queenstown, surrounded by an urban forest of native trees with a backdrop of some of the regions oldest historic buildings. It is the essence of New Zealand. Rātā creates genuine dining experiences featuring well balanced and inspired New Zealand cuisine, coupled with generous service delivered by our skilful team. The menu is of New Zealand. The best we have to offer from diverse cultural traditions coupled with freshest quality produce and ingredients from the region which includes our commitment to sourcing organic ingredients and following sustainable practices. We also preserve, ferment and dehydrate to bring you the flavours of the south year round. Our wine list proudly showcases wines from the Otago region, greater New Zealand and beyond, with an emphasis on an eclectic mix of the highly regarded and little known gems.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Rata few years ago and it was great however the recent visit was very average.
The food is way overpriced for what you get as portions are extremely small. I must say the dessert was extremely disappointing.
On the other hand service was great and the staff were friendly.
Overall, we wouldn’t visit Rata again as frankly we are fed up with fine dining.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Espresso C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Rata during our honeymoon in Queenstown and we are so glad we did!

Our host was Delphine and she was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wine.

The dishes that we had were the bread, goats cheese and beef Wellington with the beetroot salad and yams, and they were all fantastic!! We only wish we could have more room in our stomachs!

We would highly recommend a visit to Rata if you’re in Queenstown.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank HappyAdvisorMT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant would have to be the top of the line in Queenstown, certainly in the top 3. A great night out for my wife and I. The food was delicious, service very good, wine great.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank jagmax001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. Excellent food, gorgeous decor and great service. It is classy without being snobby. We came here for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Can’t recommend enough.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank laurajoshnz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fit out is thoughtful and has a cool elegance about it. Our meals were wonderful and the service was efficient and friendly. We were a bunch of locals and I did wonder if we didn’t get the level of service that I would expect from a tourist town. As an example we asked about the Beef Wellington and were told it would take 45 mins. There as no attempt to convince us that 45 mins wouldn’t matter while we ate divine entrees. The Beef Wellington was delivered to the table next to us and looked superb and like it would feed 3 to 4 people! The dessert menu has Cinnamons Oysters (a Kiwi classic that nana used to make). They were light and lovely and I have thought of them since!! I would recommend dinner there for locals and visitors.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank EJ-Auckland
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