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“Fantastic location and service”

The Stratford Mountain House
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stratford, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic location and service”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

I always enjoy visits to the Mountain House - it's just one of those special places in Taranaki. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The menu offers plenty of choice and I always enjoy eating there, whether it be lunch or dinner. Fantastic place to visit in the winter when it is snowing. It has a certain magic about it. The perfect place to recommend to visitors to Taranaki.

Visited December 2012
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Motueka, New Zealand
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good location”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

The is difficult as The Mountain House is an excellent location. The wine list is good and balanced with reasonable prices and a varied selection - plus points. On the downside the vegetables were almost raw, the presentation over fussy, plates cold and in general the dinner menu dishes and bar drinks were pricey, service was average and at times too intrusive (three jugs of water, two after we had eaten!) Probably will return just to give it another chance, maybe lunch is better.

  • Visited April 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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63 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fabulous Position”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

9 of our family had evening dinner on Friday. All the meals could not be faulted which is quite unusual these days,with the very busy staff very attentive. The iced water was continually replaced without being asked and the atmosphere very pleasant & happy. A 5 year old in our party was so spoilt that it was a wonder she did not insist on staying the night!!--I understand the accommodation is very good. Incidentally there are a lot of walks here if one is not inclined to climb the mountain!
Really can recommend this modern establishment.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sydney
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Pleasant lunch venue”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a light lunch after walking in Egmont NP. Moussaka was nouvelle cuisine style so no bechamel sauce and not heavy. Served with green salad and tzaziki sauce. Nicely presented.
$18.50 so not cheap but nice atmosphere and no other choices in the area.
Waitress was was very good.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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479 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Gorgeous food”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

The Mountain house has a very good cuisine. We had dinner here for three nights: lamb, fish, eye filletet.etc. Alle were very good. And the desserts!
Breakfast is great as well.

Visited February 2013
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