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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (19 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the hotel as part of the Celebration Package so the meal was included . We still had a choice of entries, mains and desserts but not the full choice. The restaurant has very nice decor and plenty of room - elegant...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the Chateau for its old world grandeur so having dinner in the Ruapehu room is always a treat. We enjoyed the Chateaubriand (get it?) which was cooked to perfection. Service was young, trainees but lovely and no issues. Service is always great and...More

Thank Kinuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning restaurant, excellent wait staff. Only wish they offered more of an intermediary dining option like a buffet or simpler menu (like Pihanga Cafe although far better quality) as the pricing is more like fine dining. Ultimately too expensive for dinner if you're just...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a disappointment, we looked at the photo on the website, nice looking china, lovely looking food, sounded like a nice was to end our weekend. We were on top of the world, but got only warm coffee served, one of us was having tea,...More

Thank lshastings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and out French hostess fabulous. A worthwhile asset. Highly recommend. Suitable for all occasions. Thanks a million Suzie and Ivan

Thank IvanandSusie
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Our tour group of four recently introduced couples dine and have some success with food ordered but struggle with poor service through out the experience. One wine list is provided to the table of 4 couples significantly delaying the food ordering process. The person taking...More

1  Thank Mark_Thebaut
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent house specialty. Chateaubriand. Vegetables delicious. For two. Best steak I’ve had for a long time. Elegant surroundings. Great service. Oldie world facility. Well worth takings diversion to spend a night here.

Thank Alastair S
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to go to the extra expense and eat here. Well justified as both meals were excellent. My tenderloin was perfect and my wife's fish of the day was superb. I finished with the cheese board and although a little expensive was also well presented...More

Thank BobCv
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Here for their breakfast buffet. There was a good selection available to choose from. Good enough for a buffet. It was a busy time so some tables were not cleared when I got there...had to look for a spot that had utensils on them. Friendly...More

Thank LinesRosey
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We came here via an old steam train and, with our group, enjoyed a lunchtime buffet in a lovely room off the main dining area. The food and service were superb, and the understated elegance of our surroundings equally so. It was a pleasure to...More

1  Thank CarolDM1900
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22 July 2017|
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Response from ChateauMgr | Property representative |
Good Morning You can view all our restaurant menus on our website . We have packages that include breakfast please call us directly so that we can assist you Toll Free within New Zealand 0800 CHATEAU (242 832) Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Romantic
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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