The Dining Room at Ratanui Lodge serves an a la carte menu from Monday to Saturday 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 Olives v,gf,df 9

House bread, dukkha, Tasman olive oil v,df14

Tomato, swiss cheese, basil, bruschetta 5 per piece

Cured salmon, fennel, soured cream, bruschetta 5 per piece

Calamari, chorizo, red pepper, gf,df 18

Bang Bang Chicken, spring greens, satay dressing fr,gf 19

Fish croquettes, pea puree, fried caper, mayo 17

Little River brie, crackers, fig, walnut 16 v


Beetroot, strawberry, spiced almonds, leaf, feta, house dressing v,gf,vo 18

Pan seared Prawns, chilli beurre blanc, rocket, house bread 21

Seared scallops, cauliflower, capsicum, citrus, herbs  gf,df 24

Beef Carpaccio, soused onion, rocket, parmesan & olive oil gf,dfo 24


Gnocchi, cherry tomato, rocket, basil, parmesan, almonds, v 33                                       

Salmon, potato, broccoli, lemon, chives, caper gf,dfo 36

Beef eye fillet, boulangère potato, greens, thyme, jus gf,dfo 38

Pork belly, spiced roasted cauli, carrot, beetroot & apple puree, jus fr,gf,dfo 36

Risotto, pumpkin, mushroom, fennel, parmesan, herbs v,gf,vo 32



Dark chocolate brownie, white chocolate ganache, coffee ice cream gf 15

Coconut panna cotta, passionfruit, candied hazelnuts v,gf,df 15

Russian fudge, ice cream, berries, gf 15

Crème brulee, cardamom & vanilla gf 15

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