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“Great food”

Tongariro Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 23 Restaurants in Turangi
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Tongariro Lodge restaurant, is renowned for excellent food. The menu is updated seasonally to incorporate the best of local produce. We are open for Breakfast from 7am and Dinner from 6.00 pm Lunch by appointment. To avoid disappointment we recommend you make a booking.
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Excellent food and nice atmosphere, showcased the superb New Zealand cuisine and it's flavours, visited in Sept so still had a log fire burning which created a nice ambience and service was first rate

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We booked ahead for an anniversary dinner, I was asked whether I wished a window table when booking so assumed they were referring to the restaurant. However, when we got there, the restaurant was full and set up for a set conference menu. A table had been prepared in the lobby/ bar lounge annex. Part of the public area with people milling around. A fine place for taking a bar drink/reading a newspaper but not for a celebratory evening meal at the prices they charge. We left.

Having checked this time we returned the next week. The food was good, although we had better in Turangi and the restaurant very comfortable. Service was charming but limited on a fairly busy evening by the fact that the receptionist was doubling as the only waiter staff. If you don't mind paying over the odds for what you are getting its worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

The food and surroundings at the restaurant are excellent with a really well balanced regular menu and a selection of specials. All the dishes were beautifully presented. We stayed for 3 nights and so we worked our way through most of the dishes between us & enjoyed the wine list as well! The staff are very friendly and attentive and so thanks to Andrew and his team.

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Thank Des T
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

The food was disgusting. We were embarrassed having brought our friends their telling them how great our last experience was. 3 out of 6 starters where well below par. At least 2 of the mains were disgusting including one that had pieces of pot scrubber in it. Desserts also not worth mentioning as they had just come straight from the freezer. Should have stayed at Parklands Motel for dinner where we were staying and had great meals on 2 previous nights.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We loved the food at dinner at the Tongariro Lodge. The meat and fish are perfectly prepared. And the portions are more than adequate. I am lactose intolerant, and the chef (Richard Atkinson) was incredibly responsive relative to that issue. He even prepared special desserts for me! The only negative aspect is that the service was a little lax.

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Thank Marie G
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