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“Lovely place for lunch, a well hidden gem”
Review of River Restaurant and Vineyard - CLOSED

River Restaurant and Vineyard
Cuisines: Diner, Pizza, Contemporary, Healthy
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: River Restaurant & Vineyard is a boutique family-owned Vineyard and Restaurant situated in a unique location of exceptional natural beauty on the edge of New Zealand’s oldest National Park and World Heritage area the Tongariro National Park. The Tongariro National Park is recognized for it’s important Maori cultural association’s as well as its outstanding Volcanic features. Tongariro is one of only a handful of sites worldwide to be given dual World Heritage status. Situated a short walk to the Tongariro River and some of the best fly-fishing in New Zealand if not the world makes Tongariro River Estate unique, indeed the much loved River Wine Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes are grown on the stony flats of the old Tongariro river bed and capture the essence of this truly beautiful area.
Reviewed 5 August 2016

A bit hard to find if you don't know it's there, but well worth the 2 minute drive from the centre of Turangi. On a nice day it is a lovely place for lunch, sitting on the deck, or playing a game of outdoor chess on the lawn

Thank LeroyBrown26
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Heard this gem was closing on 1st May 2016 so called to book for 30th April dinner. I last visited here over 2 years ago and was impressed then. Service and food were as good if not better than I remembered. The venison was excellent - tender, hot and served with well cooked veg. A credit to Josh and Molly. Really sorry they are closing as Turangi has lost a true ( hidden ) top notch restaurant.

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Thank Marco P
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

It was quiet the day we were there but the service and the food was excellent. I would have liked a little more for the price but you couldnt fault the quality. We had the house Rose with our meal which was pricey but gorgeous.

1  Thank ToTravel2Live
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Tasted their local wine. Their main dishes and desserts were well presented. Can recommend Belly Pork and Salmon dishes.

Thank 888WL888
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant on a quiet Sunday evening.
I was told one of the dishes on the menu was not available. I ordered venison only to be told this was off the menu too but the exact same dish was available with lamb!
I ordered a steak and it was very good. The Pinot noir from the River Vineyard was a very nice accompaniment.
Service was good and atmosphere relaxed. I'd go again.

Thank John C
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