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Led by Head Chef Josh Hazel, Rothko's team crafts each menu using the freshest seasonal ingredients to deliver tasty, interesting dishes that celebrate local produce and suppliers. One of Matakana’s top 3 restaurants (Tripadvisor 2021) and voted a Metro Top 50 Restaurant in Auckland 2019, Rothko at Sculptureum provides a relaxed dining experience with attentive service in a spacious country setting.
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Rothko for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The place never disappoints - always excellent with a simple but interesting menu, warm attentive and knowledgeable service and yummy fresh food. A lovely place for lunch.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing day out wandering amongst the gardens and sculptures, topped off by a superb lunch. I would highly recommend making the Sculptureum a must when visiting Kiwi Land

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fab night celebrating a ‘0’ birthday with friends - service was amazing - the food the best - the fire well stoked and it’s such a gorgeous place to dine. 🥳🥂💛💓

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food and service as usual, absolutely recommend Rothko as a great lunch or dinner venue, no matter what the size of party. Thanks guys.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated milestone birthdays at this place and it was amazing. The service was fantastic and the food was superb. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there with the artsy tour. There were 21 people who came and they all enjoyed it.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely lunch for 4 people. Great service and excellent food and reasonably priced for this quality. The staff were very good as well.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always, the food was beautifully done. Subtle exciting flavours. Service was friendly and efficient. A top class restaurant

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is truly delicious!!! The price is also just fine. Nice service as well.. We ordered their burger and the salmon dish as well. Yey!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem of a place to enjoy lunch with my family. We had the lunch package two course menu and everything on it was delicious. The service in the restaurant was excellent as was the person on the ticket desk was very welcoming and...she directed us to view the gardens before lunch. Such a fantastic collection of art in the gardens along with all the meaningful quotations, certainly one of the best collections I’ve seen here in New Zealand. Then after lunch we browsed the art galleries and again some fascinating Art and sculptures etc to enjoy at your leisure. I will have to go back to help me decide which were my favourite things to see as there are so many different ones that I came across that I would think, I love that! And too many I could not pick a favourite piece! This place will certainly be on our favourite attraction list when our friends and family come visit us in Auckland. 😍More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024

We got an unexpectedly nice environment and food. I am quite impressed with their food and wine quality. Burger and prawn are the best items I ever ate pretty long time. Keep it up guys 👌👌

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024

We booked the Sculptureum in error - the wrong sculpture park! - but then greatly enjoyed our day there and at Rothko. The combo deal was excellent value. We enjoyed the food. The staff were excellent - good friendly service without hovering. Then even more...artworks to see after lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

We have just had the most amazing day celebrating my husband’s 70th birthday, wonderful sculptures, gardens, art gallery - could not fault - the food was delicious and the staff amazing. Everyone throughly enjoyed themselves. Would recommend to anybody.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

Great service and lovely food. Grounds are beautifully kept! Food came quickly and was delicious. Would recommend to others....

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

We had booked for a party of 2, that expanded to 3 and Rothko were happy to accommodate us. Our friends in a group of 5 arrived at the same time and the staff were extremely helpful and arranged one table for 8. The orders...were taken efficiently and the food arrived beautifully presented, hot and delicious. If there was any food left it was only because the portions were so generous. I had Eggs Benedict with hot smoked salmon....so much salmon! Everyone enjoyed their choice of meals, staff were friendly and efficient and it was a lovely setting. Lovely way to start the day.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Lovely atmosphere and great food. Friendly staff. Food and drinks on the deck and although the night was cool, we were fine.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Rothko at Sculptureum is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5