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“Worth the long wait”

The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill
Ranked #9 of 35 Restaurants in Te Anau
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Brunei
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth the long wait”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Being the Easter school holidays Te Anau was a busy place. We had not booked so had to wait about 25 mins for a table to become free. We then had another 45 mins wait for our main courses of steak & lamb shank, both of which were delicious. Glad we had ordered some garlic bread to keep us going although this was nothing special. Staff & service were welcoming & attentive. Would certainly go back if we were in the area again & would recommend it to others. Book a table though in the season or at holidays time.

  • Visited April 2014
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best meal we had all weekend”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Very busy, popular restaurant. Book if your wanting to go at a busy time of year. Good size meals, tasty, good price (even with the easter surcharge) and attentive staff always on the move. Interesting set up with different floor levels but made for some fun people watching.

Visited April 2014
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Southport, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not average but not very good either. Just 'good'”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We popped in for a drink and a feed after a hike up Kepler track followed by a day sight seeing at Milford. Atmosphere was good as was the food. Staff were friendly. Good alround experience!

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West Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
788 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Our B&B recommended The Ranch for their Sunday roasts, apparently a local institution, but we ate on a Friday evening and still able to sit outside towards the end of March. Service was sharp and friendly and the menu good. My only complaint was that they had run out of blue cod, so no fish and chips on a Friday! My chosen alternative, steak, was perfectly cooked and tender and the choice of wine and beers good.

Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good basic food options and great service”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Solid place to grab a bite to eat ..... fairly generous portions based on NZ standards, if you are on the hungry side. Nothing fancy or unusual just good basic eats .... make their own desserts, Pavlova was good !

Visited April 2014
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