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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (17 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
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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 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner and breakfast in the Ruapehu Restaurant. It is a lovely large room with tables set out in the traditional way with white table cloths and waiter/waitress service for dinner with self service for breakfast. Some tables had great views. The dinner menu...More

Thank ScotsguyKiwigirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here. They did mix up our entrees but were so apologetic and did not make us pay for them, Staff tried very hard to be so helpful

Thank Gerry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When staying at the Chateau Tongariro you'll certainly dine in the Ruapehu Restaurant for breakfast (they provide a very good buffet which is part of the room tariff) but the real treat is the dinner meals. We enjoyed both steak and seafood plates during our...More

Thank themolitors
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambient atmosphere with friendly staff and service. Food was nicely cooked to near perfection and nicely presented. The price was somewhat on the expensive side and quantities limited. If you are staying at the Chateau then this is the place to have dinner.

Thank Yash L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were guests here with our family at dinner time. The menu had lots of hope. Warning - its pricey for what you get in return. There was a fixed price menu offer. We took it. We had entrees of the venison (two of us)...More

Thank West_Tx_54
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Ate here two nights and food was fabulous. Service good and ambiance nice. Both couples and families welcome. Big room and although full , was quiet. Breakfast in same room - great selection from Buffet menu. Missed not having barista coffee option.

Thank Joanne J
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The meals were ridiculously priced and tiny! They also lacked flavour. The staff were friendly enough though and the presentation of the meals and the dining area was excellent

Thank Grace d
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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