Monday - Sunday
Noon to Late Lunch/Dinner
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.
Everything was delicious!
An amazing South Island food experience.
Great food, wine, service.
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.
Ambience, service and food all first rate. An extremely well designed menu. We loved it all.
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!
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
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.
The food not really good and takes 2 hours to wait the food. But the shells was really good.
Great atmosphere and service from the whole team. The lamb shoulder was delicious!
Had the best date night. Great food, wine and service. We will be back very soon.
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!
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.
Amazing food and service!
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.
Incredible food with the most amazing staff!
Food was great, service was perfect
Great waitress, welcoming crew, beautiful food.
Great lunch at Rata really enjoyed it- will definitely be on our schedule next time in Queenstown
Absolutely amazing. Will be returning. Fabulous food, fabulous service. Thank you!
Fabulous meal & service, one of the best restaurants we have dined at, would highly recommend, 5 stars.
Delicious meal - couldn't fault it!
Superb dining experience.
Great evening, fabulous customer service and excellent food. I will be back for a lemon meringue martini - best cocktail in town!