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


Open for Café style lunch on Tuesday and Wednesdays with a great selection of seasonal cabinet food, a ‘blackboard’ menu and of course excellent coffee. Service starts at 9.30am for morning tea with lunch service and blackboard specials from 9am. We remain open until 1pm. We no longer accept reservations for lunch.


The Rata Room opens at 6.00pm for our evening meal this year on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings only, and bookings are only accepted between 6pm and 7pm. We offer a full bar service.

Tuesday 30 October

Table d'Hote three courses $39 per person

Wednesday 31 October

Vegan menu Table de Hote $42 per person

Wednesday 7 November

'Guest Chef' Cider Degustation Dinner

Tuesday 13 November

'Seasonal Mix n Match' FULLY BOOKED
(Please request waiting list)


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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