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Raetihi Lodge Restaurant

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New Zealand, International, European, Contemporary, Australian
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7124 Kenepuru Rd | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7282, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4300
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Devon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

All the meals we had here were excellent - breakfast is costed in accordance to each item required so you control your budget. Dinner is also excellent had fish both nights - mussels should not be missed.

Thank 351joyce
Wollongong, Australia
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We arrived by water taxi after a very taxing 8 hour walk and breathed a sigh as we landed, as we could see we were going to be pampered. Rooms were lovely, service good, and the staff made up for their inexperience with enthusiasm and good will. The restaurant was lovely for both dinner and breakfast. I'd love to come... More 

Thank Vivien T
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We caught a water taxi to the lodge and were met by fabulous staff. The restaurant overlooks the Sounds. The food was made with fresh ingredients. The steak and fish was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Wonderful evening all round.

Thank Lindi P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

After a 2 week holiday in the Sounds and Abel Tasman region, this was the loveliest meal we had - the food was delicious. We used the Raetihi Lodge water taxi to cross the Kenepuru Sound from Te Mahia. We would like to thank the staff and management who very generously went out of their way to help us out... More 

Thank jaab3
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Another great Xmas in the Sounds with lots of visits to Raetihi. Fantastic service and food. A real credit to Alan and the team.

Thank SandR2195
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Good food, not too badly priced. The presentation of the food was messy and extravagant, need to just keep it simple. When we were eating a group of six came into the restaurant and said they had booked a table outside but staff had already given all of the outside tables to other guests which caused a bit of a... More 

Thank paulmU775WL
Hotchkiss, Colorado
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

What a treat to have such a good restaurant in such a remote setting. We took a water taxi from Te Mahia Bay Resort.

Thank ColoradoRandS
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had the best food we've had in a long time and we go to a lot of restaurants. Food was amazingly presented. Great wait staff. So helpful. We stayed overnight too which I thoroughly recommend. Would definitely eat and stay here again. Very picturesque.

Thank Katy W
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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414 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

We ate her for lunch and two dinners and they were all superb. the mussells were so nice we had them for an entree two nights in a row and shared. the lamb rump with conift lamb shoulder was beautifully presented and delicious. For lunch I had the blue cod, thick chips and salad. The blue cod was delicious -... More 

Thank nzp0ppy
Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

We had one of our best meals in New Zealand here. We stayed in a hotel on the other side of the Kenepuru Sound while walking the Queen Charlotte track, and it was well worth the water taxi ride (on a stormy night) that it took to get here. Lamb main course highly recommended.

Thank Rob_S_in_Brooklyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
New Zealand, International, European, Contemporary, Australian
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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 Rd | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7282, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 4300
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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