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Ormlie Restaurant

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17 Omarunui Road | RD3, Taradale, Napier 4183, New Zealand
+64 6-844 5774
09:30 - 22:00
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 4 friends catching up over Dinner. We were staying in the lodge and after reading the menu in our room decided to eat in the Restaurant. I have to say that the food was amazing and exceeded our expectation. I wanted to lick the plate from every course. I had the torched Salmon which was... More 

Thank Kiwicas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a quiet beautifully prepared meal, this is a special place. Sit on the balcony or in the dining room of this historic home. The presentation and flavour of each course was perfect. It would be a ideal location for a special occasion, family dinner or wedding. The gardens are beautiful. Highly recommended for those who enjoy an... More 

Thank travellor2010
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here while on holiday for 4 days and were so pleased we found this gem. A really lovely restaurant in a magnificent grand old building. We had pre-dinner drinks in a heritage bar beside the main restaurant with loads of atmosphere, and a great cocktail and wine selection. The restaurant is really elegant and has a open fire... More 

Thank Jet_Oz
Napier, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Totally disappointed with the high tea. There was not enough food. The wine and beer were over priced, being from local wineries shouldn't deem them more expensive. The staff were lovely and the setting beautiful not enough to have me recommend this venue for another high tea.

Thank Sherryfaye
ormlielodge, Front Office Manager at Ormlie Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sherry, We're disappointed you were disappointed. Your experience isn't what we aim to deliver for our customers and we hope that you will return and try us again. We have benchmarked our beverage prices against others across HB and believe we are offering competitive pricing for similar products, however we also aim to offer products that aren't necessarily mainstream,... More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Managed to book a table for two last minute for a romantic dinner with my wife.Seated on veranda with tuis and doves in sight.Waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. Despite large function group and near full indoor restaurant courses were served without undue delay. Tuna entree was delightful and looked like a work of art. My wife's main fish... More 

Thank 213robert
ormlielodge, Front Office Manager at Ormlie Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Robert, We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful start to the new year. Thank you very much for taking the time to review. Andy's food is simply brilliant. We look forward to hosting you and your wife again. Best regards, The 'O' Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Our dinner was so exceptional that we returned the following evening. Compliments to the chef and team

Thank Casey F
ormlielodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Restaurant, responded to this review

Casey F, Thank you for the compliments. We were delighted to have you and hope to see you again for many more evenings in our restaurant. - The Ormlie Team More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited Ormlie Lodge Restaurant for a high tea with relatives last Sunday, what a delight. We sat out on the veranda on a sunny Hawkes Bay afternoon and enjoyed a delicious high tea. The food looked fantastic and tasted beautiful. It is a great place to celebrate baby showers, hen's party, birthday's etc. If you dont visit Ormlie... More 

Thank CatherineG1970
ormlielodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Restaurant, responded to this review

CatherineG1970, It was so lovely to have yourself and family at Ormlie for high tea. We also hope to see you soon for a meal in our restaurant. Many thanks, The Ormlie Team More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We went to Ormlie Lodge for a special occasion dinner with family. The menu was elegant and expansive, and the meals we chose were exactly as described on the menu. in particular, my rib eye was superb. Our dining experience was simply outstanding. The food was expertly prepared and served; the service was discrete yet attentive, and the price was... More 

Thank Paul H
ormlielodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Restaurant, responded to this review

Paul H, Thank you for the kind words about your evening at Ormlie. The Ormlie Team are happy to hear you had an all around lovely dining experience. Hope to have you again soon. - The Ormlie Team More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My mother and I came for lunch at Ormlie. We sat looking out at the gorgeous grounds in very warm surroundings. We loved everything. The food was exceptional. We had three courses for lunch and each was presented beautifully. Each dish tasted devine! Staff very helpful and friendly. Couldn't fault anything. We will definately come again and recommend to friends.

Thank Rebeccamattrosaava
ormlielodge, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Restaurant, responded to this review

Rebeccamattrosaava, We're happy that you had a lovely afternoon at Ormlie. We hope to see you and friends in tow soon. Thank you for sharing such kind words. - The Ormlie Team More 

New Zealand
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75 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a high tea as a bday surprise for my mum. Turned up. Place deserted. No one around. No greeter hard to find entrance. Eventually escorted im through the rear doors. Offered a place to sit. I say im here for my high tea. No record of my booking. Seems they had put it down for Sunday not Saturday. By... More 

Thank Chippie_7
Ormlie1899, Owner at Ormlie Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chippie_7, Further to our conversation, resulting from the email sent to Ormlie I can again only apologise for the booking made on the incorrect day. As we discussed, we set about rectifying the missed booking by offering a stunning afternoon sweet treat platter and complimentary drinks. I personally saw your party when you exited your vehicle, therefore I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$63
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Omarunui Road | RD3, Taradale, Napier 4183, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-844 5774
Ormlie Lodge 1899 provides gourmet food with a fusion of our kitchen's seasonal choices and the best craftsmanship of the Ormlie team. The combination of high quality, locally sourced ingredients, ensures the taste buds of you and your guests are left lingering for more.

Ormlie Lodge 1899 provides an elegant setting for any special event, dine in our ballroom or under the twinkling chandeliers of our dining room. The historic character of the building only adds to a unique dining experience.

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