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NMIT is training New Zealand’s future chefs and hospitality staff. At the Rata Room, you can experience their culinary creations and service before they start working in top cafes, bars and restaurants.
NMIT is training New Zealand’s future chefs and hospitality staff.
The Rata Room is a professional training cafe and restaurant for our Hospitality and Cookery students.
The realistic restaurant environment is part of NMIT’s commitment to providing students with a real-world education and developing work-ready graduates.
All food is prepared to the same high standard that you’d expect from any popular cafe or restaurant and the ever-changing menu features fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, as well as wine and beer from around the Nelson region.
Find us at 71 Nile Street(external link) entrance opposite the Nelson Central School Church.
Follow The Rata Room on Facebook(external link) to book dinner or view upcoming events.
Choose from a wide selection of tasty cabinet food, seasonal salads, fresh baking, sweet treats, and great coffee. You also have the option of ordering from our ‘blackboard’ lunch menu.
We cater to all dietary requirements. No reservations required.
Treat yourself to an evening of fine dining and excellent service at the Rata Room, with a Table d hote (a set menu with options).
Enjoy a three-course meal created by New Zealand’s future chefs and choose from a great selection of wine and beer, including local varieties.
Follow The Rata Room on Facebook(external link) to make a reservation or view menu's and upcoming events.
Full contact details are required to be offered through the booking process to meet our contract tracing requirements.
Please contact us to adjust a reservation in the restaurant if you are unwell.