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Chateau Tongariro Hotel

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Tussock Bar & Restaurant

ALPINE-THEMED TAVERN WITH HEARTY FARE AND POOL TABLE

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

Open 7 days seasonally.
From 2pm till late.

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F&B Promotions

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCES AWAIT

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 Room

ELEGANT CUISINE AT CHATEAU TONGARIRO’S SIGNATURE RESTAURANT

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, and stop by on Sunday for a tantalising carvery Roast Buffet.

View our latest BreakfastDinner, Kids MenuDrinks and Room Service menus.

Operating hours: Breakfast 6.30 AM – 10:00 AM | Dinner 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

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

 

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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. The lounge serves light food and drinks until late at night.

View our latest menu and beverages offerings.

HIGH TEA

Chateau High Tea marks a decades-old tradition of meeting for champagne, finger sandwiches, delicate sweets and gourmet fresh teas. With a specially curated new menu launched in June 2020, you will enjoy traditional scones, delicate finger sandwiches, sweet sensations and fresh brewed Dilmah gourmet teas or barista coffee in the opulent Ruapehu Lounge. To mark a truly special occasion, why not upgrade to enjoy a glass of bubbles?

See our traditional menu, with vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available on request.

For High Tea Bookings

High Tea in the spectacular Ruapehu Lounge is priced at NZD 45 per person, or NZD 54 per person with a glass of Henkel Trocken Sparkling Wine, or NZD 72 with a glass of Drappier Champagne.

Book your experience on +647 892 3412 or email us in advance to guarantee your spot for this cherished Chateau experience.

* Note: Advance bookings are recommended.

Opening hours

High Tea: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. The Lounge Bar is open till late daily.

Ruapehu Lounge

High Tea and cocktails in the hotel’s nostalgic lobby.

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Pihanga Cafe and T-Bar

CASUAL DINING AND DRINKS IN FAMILY-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

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

Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Friday – Saturday: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM.

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High Tea

Step back to genteel times with a High Tea experience at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel. With a specially curated new menu launched in June 2020, 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 45 (with tea or coffee) | NZD 54 (with Henkel Trocken Sparkling Wine) | NZD 72 (with Drappier Champagne)

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