The Rata Room


Hours: Open Thursdays Cafe 10 -2 pm / Restaurant from 6 pm

Phone: 0274 067 285

The Rata Room is NMIT's fully licensed boutique training restaurant located on campus in Nelson City.


Experience the future of food at NMIT’s professional student training cafe, restaurant and bar. 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. 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. The uniqueness of the Rata Room is that you get to enjoy a high-quality dining experience with the added feel-good factor of helping to prepare our students for careers in the hospitality industry.

71 Nile Street Nelson, New Zealand


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