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 Saturday, 28 November 2020

Absolute lovely night! Fantastic food! Great service!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

Really enjoyed our experience at Rata. Exceptional service which we really enjoyed. Our waitress was really knowledgeable about the menu and made things very easy for the coeliac in the group. Really liked the variety on the menu. Great service but unpretentious. Spot on. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 November 2020

We had the most amazing experience dining at Rata. The attention to detail was impeccable. From the cocktails, to the food and the staff, every part of our visit to Rata gets a raving review from us. They even served a special birthday dessert for me! Thanks again to the entire team for ending my day with a bang!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 November 2020

Wonderful evening thank you

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Visited On Friday, 27 November 2020

The staff are amazing! A special thanks to Jo who was superb! The food was wonderfully presented and tasted amazing. The whole experience at Rata was one not to miss

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Visited On Friday, 27 November 2020

A very professional experience! The staff were so amazing and made us feel super special. The food was absolutely amazing! Super tasty. Would recommend anyone to go here

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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

Great food and service would be nice to have more choice of wines by the glass as it’s nice to match wine with course. An enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

We throughly enjoyed our meal and dining experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Fabulous food, wine a bit pricey but a great time was had by all

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

One of the best dining experiences in awhile. The food was fantastic but everything else was also done very well. This made it a fun and relaxed evening!

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Best food I’ve ever eaten! Incredible service too.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

Amazing flavour combinations, very good serving sizes, service was great, especially the wine knowledge, could do with more wine by the glass options. Definitely coming back again!

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Amazing food, excellent service, great atmosphere. My wife and I wanted a fine dining experience to help celebrate our honeymoon holiday and were blown away by the service we received right from walking in the door. Hats off to management for hiring wonderful staff both front and back of house. Awesome work guys. We will definitely be back!!

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Rātā was an absolutely incredible dining experience. The staff were friendly, attentive, and were able to provide excellent advice on the food and drink pairings. Our four courses were amazing. We will absolutely be returning on future holidays to Queenstown.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

We had a lovely dining experience - beautiful food, service second to none and a lovely setting outside. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

Delicious and gorgeously presented lunch. Always recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

Our server Lisa was fantastic and made sure we were well looked after. Will definitely be back next time we're in Queenstown.

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Visited On Friday, 20 November 2020

Really enjoyed the whole Rata experience. The food was fantastic as was the service! The waiting staff were able to offer excellent advice about food and wine choices. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 November 2020

Beautiful good, amazing service. We visited for my husband's 50th and Rata laid on the special treatment for him! Would be happy to recommend and will definitely dine again when visiting Queenstown.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

Exceptional food, beverages and service. Thanks team Rata

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

We had an amazing time,the food was beautiful and the staff were very professional,can’t wait for our next birthday to come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

3rd visit - food and service always exceptional. perhaps the selection of mains could have had a chicken or pork dish included. awesome restaurant and one thing that differentiates from others is the waiters/waitresses knowledge of the menu and drinks/cocktails without having to “go away and ask”

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Visited On Saturday, 21 November 2020

I hadn’t been back to Rātā in over 5 years and it didn’t disappoint. While the menu isn’t extensive it has been carefully crafted with a variety of unique and delicious dishes.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 November 2020

The food was absolutely beautiful. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The service and atmosphere was great. Can’t wait to eat here again next time we are in Queenstown!

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Visited On Friday, 20 November 2020

One of the best meals we have ever had, thank you all much. The beef main in particular was mind blowing.

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