The Story

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Our story

Welcome to The Ranch, a locally loved family-run bar and grill that has been serving up delicious food and great service to the town of Te Anau for over 26 years.

The Ranch is a cherished destination for both locals and travellers, known as a reliable and welcoming hub in the community. We keep our doors open late every day of the week, so swing by, grab a bite to eat and see why we’re so loved.


Entertainment at The Ranch

Our ground floor boasts a spacious dining area, accommodating up to 60 people, while the 'Top Bar' provides additional seating for 20-25 diners. For those summer months, our outdoor area is the perfect spot to enjoy the lovely Te Anau sunshine with friends and family.

Inside, you can catch all the live action of your favourite sports on our three big TV screens. You'll also find a pool table, dance floor, and for those feeling lucky, we have nine pokie machines. Throughout the week you can stop by to enjoy live music from an array of local musicians or DJ tunes from our sound system.

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Since 1996, our team has remained proud sponsors of local events and sports teams. We're all about supporting the community of Te Anau and giving back.

We actively participate in major annual events such as:

  • Te Anau /Manapouri Fishing Competition 2008-2021
  • Fiordland Big 3 Hunting Competition 2016-2022
  • Te Anau Enduro Multisport 2016-2020
  • Jade Lilo Coast to Coast, GodZone 2018-2020, 2022
  • Te Anau Rodeo Major Sponsor 2018-2020
  • Te Anau Annual Golf Classic
  • Te Anau Squash Club, Fiordland Netball, Te Anau Rugby Club. Battle of the Lakes, War of
  • Wings Sprint Car Series, Jet Boat River Racing
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Host your event with us

Looking to host a private function or celebration? Our 'Top Bar' is the ideal venue, accommodating up to X people.

A function at The Ranch is guaranteed to be memorable. The Top Bar is complete with its own private pool table, separate bar, and spacious dance floor for you and your guests to enjoy. Contact us today to see how we can cater for your next event.

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Read our reviews

Discover what our satisfied customers have to say about us.

Great local food, great service, just what we were looking for after a fabulous, very long day doing the beautiful Milford Sound tour, then successful trout fishing .. such a greqt bar/restaurant to end a wonderful day.
Highly recommend
The pork belly and the lamb shank dinners were excellent and big. Service was great. My Guinness was actually poured correctly. Thank you.
Great place to eat
Great atmoshere. Really tasty quality meals, fairly priced. Definitely eat there again. Relaxed, good service.
Great food great ranch atmosphere
Ordered the ribs and they were brilliant. Service was excellent with very helpful staff. Squeezed me in without a booking when almost full.
Great ribs
Great service. Great food. 100% what you want on holiday. The lamb shanks (you can order two) were the best I’ve had anywhere!
Great lamb shanks

Where to find us

Located in the heart of Te Anau township, you’ll find us right on the doorstep of the breathtaking Fiordland.

We’re open 11am til late Monday through Friday and 9am til late on the weekends. Come and see us at The Ranch Bar & Grill to find out why we’re a local favourite.