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Raetihi Lodge Restaurant

€€ - €€€, International,
7124 Kenepuru Road | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Raetihi 7282, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4300
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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08:00 - 21:00All hours
New Zealand, International, Contemporary, European
€€ - €€€
7124 Kenepuru Road | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Raetihi 7282, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stayed overnight at the Lodge and had three meals there. All were excellent and the service friendly and helpful.

Thank Loreen B
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

From the first pick up by Alan in his water taxi to the drop off two days later, our visit to Raetihi Lodge was a delight! Lovely and very helpful staff, great food and a magnificent location all added to a delightful stay for our...More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, location and service. We walked the Queen Charlotte track and this was our favorite meal by far. Top class and price not over the top.

Thank R8894REjillm
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Wednesday evening and really enjoyed the whole experience. We caught the water taxi from Te Mahi jetty and on the way back around 9-30pm the full moon was fantastic and Alan the skipper stopped the boat so we could take...More

Thank TheSnakebite
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had dinner on the deck at the front of the restaurant overlooking the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound. The food, service and wine list were excellent. The staff were terrific and very attentive to all our needs. Food was sophisticated, delicious and well presented.

Thank John S
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We struck a rainy day, but it didn't matter. The fire was going to keep guests warm and make the restaurant even more cosy. Beautiful setting and had a wonderful meal. Congratulated the chef Ryan. The staff were great. Made our holiday even more memorable.

Thank Wally O
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Friendly attentive service with honest food with great flavours. We stayed in-house and ate here for all our meals. The platter is great in front of the fire with a red wine. Breakfast on the balcony is delicious enhanced by the view . The most...More

Thank AliTR21
Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Thank you for your comments about our restaurant and the overall ambiance and views from the Lodge. We hope you will join us again soon. with thanks.

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed for three days at the lodge for three days and started with a platter to share on arrival, followed by dinner breakfasts and lunches during our stay. The meals came out exquisitely done and presented. As we left they were about to start...More

Thank 814stuartt
Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments, and we're so glad we met your expectations with our food and presentation. Being located in the Kenepuru Sound provides us with great inspiration for incredible seafood dishes, particularly green-lipped mussels and Ora King salmon, as...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

Just over 70kms from Linkwater on relatively good roads. Set aside a few hours for this trip. It is worth it though, we drove through today thinking we would stop there for lunch or a drink but they have been closed for the winter and...More

1  Thank twebb21
Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Such a pity we weren't open to welcome and feed you! I hope you make it back this way again when we're open - we would love to offer you a drink on the house to make up for the long drive you took to...More

Reviewed 17 May 2016

Beautiful food and great service. Just a boat right away from Te Mahia where we were staying. Great for a stay as well which we have done once before

Thank m0ssyj0
Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

We hope to welcome you back at our restaurant next season - thanks for the positive feedback!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
New Zealand, International, Contemporary, European
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7124 Kenepuru Road | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Raetihi 7282, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Raetihi
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 4300
  • E-mail
Raetihi Lodge offers 14-rooms boutique luxury accommodation and 'destination dining' restaurant, that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rated 4-star plus Boutique by Qualmark, Raetihi Lodge is described as with luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the Sounds. Raetihi's Restaurant has fabulous views over the water, and offers quality meals using fresh local produce prepared by our chefs. Bookings are recommended. With our private Lodge boat, we offer discounted water transfers from Te Mahia Jetty for those eating in the restaurant. You can also arrive by your private vessel and pull up on our new floating jetty, or use one of our moorings.
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