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Ruapehu Restaurant

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State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
0800.CHATEAU
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Beveren
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent dinner in the Chateau. The service was professional and friendly, the quality of the meal very good. Breakfast buffet was also ok : there was more than enough to eat and the food was well-prepared.

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Thank Guy9120
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We Stayed two nights at the Hotel and received two breakfasts as part of our room deal . Firstly i will say the Restaurant is beautiful and has a lovely feel. We had an amazing Dinner on our last night which was scrumptious my Issue i had was with the Breakfast Service only and not the Quailty of the food... More 

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York
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prices were only slightly above average which surprised us. My husband had the Pork ($38) and I had the Salmon ($39). Both were well presented and tasty, we were glad we'd ordered extra green vegetables though, green beans, mange tout and asparagus ($8), again all beautifully cooked. The desserts all sounded lovely but we chose the passion fruit cheesecake (€18)... More 

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So disappointing I will never eat here again, food was awful and so over priced. The best part was our waitress, she was friendly, but having said that she did forget to get our drinks.

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Thank Grant5050
Taumarunui, New Zealand
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great food, wonderful service, friendly staff. They understood completely our dietary requirements and had organised an impressive menu offering a variety of selections. The atmosphere was relaxed and we could feel unhurried and had plenty of time to enjoy our meal.

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Thank jokebrady
Turangi, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Delicious, great variety of salads, excellent hot dishes including fish, roast pork and roast beef. Lovely desserts, including roll your own ice cream into honey waffle cones.. hokey pokey ice cream.. cheese board offered to finish with.. staff very friendly and efficient, Relax in the stunning lounge after listening to a musician tinkling the ivories. Great value for money... it... More 

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Thank tuwharetoa
Whangarei New Zealand
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44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very nice evening meal with travelling companions, good service , and plenty to choose from. It was the same when we had breakfast there the following morning

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Thank kiwicarmel
Whanganui, New Zealand
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A Wonderful meal, perfectly cooked , beautiful table settings, great service all in a gorgeous dinning room!

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Thank Jill M
Canberra, Australia
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210 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Ruapehu Restaurant is the Château's high end restaurant (but you can order a burger) and shares the kitchen with the cafe, as it does many menu options, but at a more expensive rate. Our evening meal was OK but odd mix of flavours. My pork fillet was nice by itself but had a dark gravy with it, which didn't... More 

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Thank BJRACT
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with the experience, after reading all the reviews we decided to go, getting there the service was horrible, especially by the maître de of that night. We asked for a rare chateaubriand, we got medium, a few undercooked potatoes and less than a few over cooked veggies, especially the baby carrots. Lack of seasoning!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
  • Phone Number: 0800.CHATEAU

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?