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Redcliff Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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12 Mokonui Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7431
15:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So lucky to be able to write the 1000th review. Went here last night with my wife and was very impressed by the food and service. Like most travelers we didn't come to Te Anau for the food. However, the dishes using locally sourced lamb, venison and fish were superb. We had rabbit confit croquettes, a lamb trio (sweetbread, rib... More 

1 Thank Claire B
Sunshine Coast, Australia
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Couldnt get a walk in table so booked for following night (remember to book ahead). Service was good and food very nice in generous portions- perf wet ct acter a big walk. Highly recommend

Thank Laurakeet
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, super fresh and nicely arranged. Small but nice menu. Great staff, friendly and foreseeing, Booking in advance most of the times a must!

Thank Sven F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a party of 9 people celebrating a major birthday on a Monday night. The place was quite busy, but service was attentive and good. The menu was interesting and featured local foods. I had the venison, which was beautifully cooked. Everyone was very happy with their food choices. The wine list was also good, although not cheap.

Thank Turkey_Baster
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I tried to get in last night, it was already booked out so we went tonight. We were booked in for 8:30 that was the only time available but we ended up there around 5:30for a drink and we got an early table at six. The food was amazing we had the dip and bread for starters... More 

Thank Tracey B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had no reservations, but the restaurant managed to seat us withing 10 minutes. This is a charming old house and we had a nice table and a very nice server. The meal was beautifully presented but the flavors were on the bland side. Service was a bit on the slow side, but the place was jammed with tourists!

Thank HolladayTraveler
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Second day in Te Anau and I tried one of the favourite Trip Advisor restaurants- The Redcliff! Really nice charming restaurant. The food is amazing. Just watch the menu. The restaurant was fully booked, but I got a table in a niche next to the bar, which had even even more charm. For those who like something special and some... More 

Thank markus k
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting food selection. Food was generally good. Portions seem small, but are sufficient. Ordered a lamb and wild hare dish. Opt for the hare. Service was also good. Not sure why, but I felt the restaurant was overpriced for what they offer. There are a couple other places in town that I found were just as pleasing to the palette... More 

1 Thank ManhattanVasya
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Redcliff Restaurant is a little off the main street, but so worth the very short walk. On a recent evening, we discovered this small restaurant which lacks the frenetic pace of other nearby restaurants with bus loads of hungry tourists. Redcliff had a one page menu to choose from and extensive wine selections. The venison dinner was excellent. Wait staff... More 

1 Thank SHenderson850
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Redcliff Restaurant & Bar is definitely "The Best" restaurant in town. Having read the Trip Advisor Reports, we chose to eat at the #2 (Kepler) and #1 (Redcliff) restaurants whilst staying at Lake Te Anau. In our opinion Redcliff is justifiably worthy of the Top Spot. As we were staying in the hotel next door (Distinction Luxmore), Redcliff was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Mokonui Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 7431

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?