Rātā

43 Ballarat Street, Queenstown, Te Nuku, New Zealand, 9348
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Monday - Sunday
Noon to Late Lunch/Dinner

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About Rātā

A modern light-filled eatery tucked away in the center of bustling Queenstown, surrounded by an urban forest of native trees with a backdrop of some of the regions oldest historic buildings. It is the essence of New Zealand.

Rātā creates genuine dining experiences featuring well balanced and inspired New Zealand cuisine, coupled with generous service delivered by our skilful team.

Rātā is delicious, inventive, generous & adventurous, so good our guests make it their go to when in Queenstown.

The menu is of New Zealand. The best we have to offer from diverse cultural traditions coupled with freshest quality produce and ingredients from the region which includes our commitment to sourcing organic ingredients and following sustainable practices. We also preserve, ferment and dehydrate to bring you the flavours of the south year round.

Our wine list proudly showcases wines from the Otago region, greater New Zealand and beyond, with an emphasis on an eclectic mix of the highly regarded and little known gems.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Everything was delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

An amazing South Island food experience.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Great food, wine, service.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Superb ❤️

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Since you asked...we were definitely underwhelmed. One diner’s cheese roll entree was cold. One diner’s steak main was very small - and this person does not have a large appetite! The potato side was dull and poorly presented. The meal compared unfavourably with recent experiences at Ahi and Ada and Lilian, both in value and quality. The service was good, as were the octopus entree and the lamb main. Definitely a lacklustre/ resting on laurels experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Ambience, service and food all first rate. An extremely well designed menu. We loved it all.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Fabulous night! My husband and I really enjoyed the overall experience. Flavours in the food were stunning, particularly the Cloudy Bay clams! More importantly all the staff and the service were so attentive to us. Highly recommend Rata!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

We knew we were in for a treat when we booked Rata based on everything we had heard, but it completely exceeded our expectations. The food was beautiful and service was excellent. We will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Heard so much about Rata and finally had the chance to experience and didn't disappoint. Amazing food. Lovely venue. Great service, the staff were friendly, warm and very knowledgeable about the food that was serviced, helping set the scene for a wonderful night. Will be going back.

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

The food not really good and takes 2 hours to wait the food. But the shells was really good.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Great atmosphere and service from the whole team. The lamb shoulder was delicious!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Had the best date night. Great food, wine and service. We will be back very soon.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Wait staff were very knowledgeable about the food n whilst busy were willing to talk with us when we asked about the scummy cheese roll. Drinks were amazing. Thank you for making our night special!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Hard to review when you are a chef and work in the industry but.... We arrived with friends and the welcoming was top class, then our waiter (French) explained to us the experience of Rātā, he was very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. He offer us drinks while we were deciding for the courses, had two of the non alcoholic cocktails ginger & apple sour and basil and mint mojito absolutely amazing. Following by bites and starters bread, profiteroles, venison, salmon & cucumber bites (need a little bit of seasoning), kingfish (outstanding & phenomenal dish, hands up for the kitchen) good combination of flavours, textures and colours. After that we got mains fish, lamb and beef all highly recommended. At the end we share desserts, salted caramel, plumb & chocolate, and cheeses (that apricot jam was from another planet) Looking forward to come back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Amazing food and service!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Absolutely delicious lunch - even our child rated the food a 10/10! It’s a pleasant setting and the service is fantastic. Thanks, we’ll be back again.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Incredible food with the most amazing staff!

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Food was great, service was perfect

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Great waitress, welcoming crew, beautiful food.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Great lunch at Rata really enjoyed it- will definitely be on our schedule next time in Queenstown

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Absolutely amazing. Will be returning. Fabulous food, fabulous service. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Fabulous meal & service, one of the best restaurants we have dined at, would highly recommend, 5 stars.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Delicious meal - couldn't fault it!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Superb dining experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Great evening, fabulous customer service and excellent food. I will be back for a lemon meringue martini - best cocktail in town!

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