Rata Room

Get a real taste of NMIT at our professional student training restaurant and bar.
Rata Room

The Rata Room is a training restaurant for our Hospitality and Cookery students. We aim to provide a realistic environment to develop work and world ready graduates for careers in the cookery and hospitality industries.

The ever changing menu features locally sourced ingredients and wines. We are fully licensed for both lunch and dinner.

Dine with us - Opening from 27 March 


Open for Café style lunch on Wednesdays from 9.30 - 1.30pm

There is a great selection of seasonal cabinet food, fresh daily baking and coffees. We have a ‘blackboard’ lunch menu and plenty of sweet treats. 

We cater to all dietary requirements.

We operate a casual drop in environment - no reservations necessary.

Look out for the themed lunches:

10 April - Health Eating Buffet 

9 May - Cold Buffet Lunch

29 May - Cake Day


The Rata Room is open for 'Table d Hote' (set menu with options) on Wednesdays from 6.00pm.

Only $40 per person.

Reservations are required for dinner.

Download the 2019 Schedule for Rata Room [PDF, 344 KB] and put it on your fridge.

lamb loin



To book a table for dinner, email the Rata Room or phone 03 5462749.

T Block, 71 Nile Street, Nelson

Private bookings and group functions for the whole restaurant are welcomed. The Rata Room can cater for up to 45 seated dinner guests, or for 100 guests for a cocktail and canapé event, email the Rata Room.

Check out our Facebook(external link) and Instagram(external link) pages.

lunch cabinet treats
Tasty offerings in the cabinet.

The Rata Room is proudly supported by

Giesen Wines
Giesen Wines
(external link)
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