Ruapehu Room


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Ruapehu Room


Superior dining and delicious Pacific Rim cuisine await at the Ruapehu Room, Chateau Tongariro’s renowned restaurant. Dress for dinner to savour the chef’s signature chateaubriand, New Zealand beef, lamb or salmon, while sipping wine in the glow of shimmering chandeliers.

You can also enjoy a daily breakfast buffet with both cooked and continental selections.

View our latest Breakfast menu and Room Service menu.

Operating hours:

6:30 AM to 9:45 AM
*Note: Bookings are recommended.
Room service is also available.

5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Browse through our dinner menu here.

Dress code: Smart Casual (no shorts or tank tops and closed footwear required)



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F&B Promotions


Chateau Tongariro Hotel is famous with the locals for our special F&B promotions. Whether you are considering an elegant High Tea, or maybe a traditional Sunday Carvery lunch, the Chateau Tongariro Hotel has you covered.

For all F&B promotions please consider booking ahead to avoid any disappointment.


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Ruapehu Lounge

The historic heart of Chateau Tongariro Hotel, the Ruapehu Lounge brings yesteryear to life with plush velvet, twinkling chandeliers and a crackling log fire. Clinking cocktail glasses and clacking billiards fill the air as guests reunite for family holidays, business retreats and wedding parties and our signature high tea experience. The lounge serves light food and drinks until late at night.

View our latest menu and beverages offerings.

Opening Hours:

Lounge: 10:00 AM till late daily
High Tea: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

Pihanga Cafe and T-Bar


Open for lunch and dinner, Pihanga Cafe and T-Bar entices with burgers, salads and Italian pizzas as well as international favourites such as pulled duck tom yum, goat curry and churros. Opening from the Chateau’s streetside, this separate cosy cafe is accessible to hotel guests via the first floor. Indulge your sweet tooth with Tiramisu, and enjoy refreshing New Zealand beer, wine, espresso and smoothies.

Enjoy your favourite tipple in the cosy T-Bar. The mulled wine is a local favourite that goes down a treat in winter.

Check out our menu here.

Reservations are strongly recommended, please call 07 892 3412.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: Closed

Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Tussock Bar & Restaurant


Tussock dishes out pizza, burgers and classic mountain fare from a tavern and pool room in Whakapapa Village, a short walk from Chateau Tongariro. Relax with an open fireplace, live sports TV and a spacious outdoor deck for soaking up the evening sunset over Mount Ngauruhoe. Evening socialising and dancing make it one of the best Whakapapa bars.

Visit the Tussock to check out their latest specials and seasonal menu.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Thursday: 2:00 PM until late
Friday – Sunday: 12:00 PM until late

High Tea

Step back to genteel times with a High Tea experience at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel. With a specially curated menu launched in June 2021, you will enjoy traditional scones, delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and freshly brewed gourmet Dilmah teas or barista coffee in the opulent Ruapehu Lounge. To mark a truly special occasion, upgrade to enjoy a glass of bubbles with your fresh scones, savouries and macarons.

To mark a truly special occasion, upgrade to enjoy a glass of bubbles with your fresh scones, savouries and macarons.
See our traditional menu, with vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available on request.

Pamper yourself and your friends with High Tea at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel, available daily from 11 AM – 5 PM. Bookings are highly recommended, for bookings of more than 6 people please contact the hotel on 07 892 3809.

Entrance Fees: NZD 49 (with tea or coffee) | NZD 58 (with Henkel Trocken Sparkling Wine) | NZD 76 (with Drappier Champagne)

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