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Visions on Rutland is Whanganui UCOL's training restaurant. Our culinary arts students prepare, cook and serve the food in our restaurant. You can enjoy a unique dining experience that allows you to sample a sophisticated menu while participating in the training of our future culinary and hospitality professionals.



Whanganui UCOL's training restaurant is located on the ground floor of Block E and is accessible from Rutland Street, Whanganui.


Opening Hours

Wednesday 13 August 2014 and Thursday 14 August 2014  - buffet lunches

Wednesday 20 August 2014 and Thursday 21 August 2014  - buffet lunches

Wednesday 27 August 2014 and Thursday 28 August 2014 - dinners

Wednesday 3 September 2014 and Thursday 4 September 2014 - dinners

Wednesday 10 September 2014 and Thursday 11 September 2014 - degustation

Wednesday 17 September 2014 and Thursday 18 September 2014 - dinners

Wednesday 24 September 2014 and Thursday 25 September 2014 - dinners

Wednesday 15 October 2014 and Thursday 16 October 2014 - degustation

Wednesday 22 October 2014 and Thursday 23 October 2014 - lunch

Wednesday 29 October 2014 and Thursday 30 October 2014 - dinners

Wednesday 5 November 2014 and Thursday 6 November 2014 - dinners


Degustation Dinner

10 September 2014 and 11 September 2014

The nine-course degustation dinner has two options:

  • food only - $65.00
  • food and wine match - $90.00.

Visions on Rutland Bar will also be open.

Degustation is a culinary term meaning a careful, appreciative tasting of various foods and focusing on the gustatory system, the senses, high culinary art and good company. Degustation is more likely to involve sampling small portions of all of a chef's signature dishes in one sitting.


Who Can Come?

Visions on Rutland is open to members of the public. However we recommend that you make a reservation on (06) 965 3846. When making a reservation please state your name, how many people are dining, the time of dining, a contact phone number and any special requests/requirements e.g. gluten-free, high chair.


Group Bookings

Group bookings are welcome but please book in advance to avoid disappointment. From time to time you may be asked to sit at smaller tables due to student assessment requirements.



We accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard or official Visions on Rutland gift vouchers.


Wheelchair Access

We have wheelchair access tot he restaurant as well as toilets.


Car Parking

Parking is available along Rutland Street.


Gift Vouchers

Visions on Rutland gift vouchers are available.


Bookings and Enquiries

Please contact Janet Tomuri on j.tomuri@ucol.ac.nz or call (06) 965 3846.

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