The Dining Room at Ratanui Lodge serves an a la carte menu each night in Summer and is open to everyone; Lodge guests, Golden Bay locals, and visitors to beautiful Golden Bay. The cocktail lounge is open from 4pm for pre-dinner drinks or signature cocktails, premium New Zealand gins and tapas.

Reservations are recommended.  Seatings from 5pm to 8pm.  Make a Reservation

We offer an a la carte menu, vegetarian/vegan alternatives available by prior arrangement. 


House bread, dukkha, olive oil   14

Bruschetta:   5 ea

Salmon, salsa verde

Tomato, swiss cheese, basil

Wild pork chorizo, spanish olives   18

Fried korean chicken, chilli pickled cucumber   19

Salt cod croquettes, pea puree, fried caper, mayo   17

Little River cheese, crackers, quince, walnut 16 


Beetroot, strawberry, spiced almonds, leaf, house dressing (v,gf,df)  18

Salt & horopito squid, rocket, lemon mayo   19

Seared scallops, crispy bacon, black pudding, cauli puree (gf)   21

Venison tataki, kumara, miso mayo, watercress   22


Mushroom, asparagus, sheep’s feta, rocket, herbs, white balsamic dressing (v,gf)  32

Salmon, kohlrabi remoulade, kawakawa salad, citrus salsa (gf)    36

Beef eye fillet, new potatoes, Puramahoi greens, thyme jus (gf)    38

Lamb shoulder, red wine, cannellini ragu, spinach, pecorino (gf)    36

Risotto, pumpkin, fennel, parmesan, herbs (gf)   32


Chocolate brownie, ganache, berries, soured cream (gf)    15

Panna cotta, passionfruit, lemongrass, candied hazelnuts (gf,df)    15

Russian fudge ice cream, berries, wafer    15

Cheesecake, seasonal fruits    15

Cheese plate, 3 cheeses, crackers, local honey, nuts 24

Our Local Providers:

Brown's Greens - Pohara

Puramahoi Fields - Certified Organic - Paton's Rock

Little River Cheese - Nelson

Pestel's Butcher - Richmond

Lowe's Orchards - Brightwater