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Ruapehu Lounge Bar

State Highway 48 | Chateau Tongariro Hotel, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (7 reviews)
“high tea” (31 reviews)
“grand piano” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
State Highway 48 | Chateau Tongariro Hotel, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely relaxing lounge bar with good service. The chairs are very comfy and watching others around us have High Teas and drinks was lovely. The school holidays were on so it lovely to see all the children and the happiness. We played Snooker also...More

Thank TAUser_101518
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great venue, live music, log fire, quiet service and great food. this is a must if you are spending a quiet evening at the chateau

Thank deendayals2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sam and Josh were great. We asked lots of questions about ingredients. Sam pulled out a recipe sheet and explained what was in it. Very patient with us. We all decided on something different. a Nutty Irishman is my new favorite.

Thank w00fies
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Love the lounge at all times of the day, but when the piano player is there in the evening is the best.

Thank JMW2014
Reviewed 3 September 2018

After a day skiing up Whakapapa we headed to the Chateau for a High Tea. Immediately on arrival, we were wowed with the decor and majesty of the Chateau. We were looked after by Raj and Oneil and they treated us like Kings and Queens....More

Thank VaughanSmith
Reviewed 27 August 2018

After spending the morning skiing we stopped in at the Ruapehu Lounge Bar for afternoon tea. It was really enjoyable, the service was excellent, the scones were delicious complete with a gentleman playing the piano.

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely relaxing atmosphere really enjoyed sitting drinking my red wine, chairs were comfy and a lovely view.

Thank Karefeb73
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were staying in the hotel and had been given the high tea (with champagne) as a gift. We opted for a later sitting and had a window seat, the view is amazing and the decor of the lounge gives you the feeling that you...More

Thank Lyndam135
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We made reservations for high tea in the mid-afternoon, so were treated to a window seat with an amazing view. The server who took our order was in training, but she was competent and friendly. Another server brought us our teas and the tray. Everything...More

Thank TroyMcVey
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We were in-house guests and decided to stop in for a "snack" late afternoon before our 8pm dinner booking. As always, the service was impeccable and the cheese board for two was HUGE! It had everything that you could hope for on it and then...More

Thank veedub72
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Chateau Tongariro Hotel, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
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