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Reviewed 1 March 2021

We came here as we were going to the 3D maze so thought lunch was a good idea. But Sorry to say it wasn't the location is great. But that's about it the food did not feel it was worth the price paid. I ordered...pancakes WHAT A JOKE this was pathetic, i paid $18.50 for these 3 little pikelets with 3 bits of bacon between them, no bananas or cream I had to ask for cream. We did complain when we were leaving they said this was the kids menu wow $18.50 for that what a ripoff. They managers should visit red café in Otaki and they will show how it is done. For a Tourist spot I would expect far better than that also the service was really slow. so I would not recommend it and would not bother to go back which is a pity as I feel this location has huge potential maybe just needs better managementMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 January 2021

Just popped in for a hot drink after doing the 3D Art Gallery. Lovely views of the farm from the outdoor tables. Lucky our drinks were piping hot, because sadly they had no flavour. We had a mix of coffee and hot chocolate and the...were all watery and insipid. The service was polite and friendly and the place was clean and well laid out.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

We had a great dinner, cooked our own meat at our table. We had chicken and beef with a variety of sides (salads, fries, miso soups and other Korean specialities). Meat and sides were unlimited but first round was very generous and didn't need to...ask for more.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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FarmsideB, Marketing at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2020

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We appreciate you invested time to review our food and services. It was a pleasure to have you here. we eagerly look forward to see you soon.

Reviewed 19 September 2020

After going to the 3D museum we decided to try the Farmside bbq. We had a great experience at dinner, the staff and food were very good. We would come back next time we are in Rotorua.

Date of visit: September 2020
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FarmsideB, General Manager at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2020

Thank you very much for your great observation about our food and services. We are glad you and your family had great time with us. We exuberantly look forward to see you again.

Reviewed 18 September 2020

My darling and I enjoyed our lunch. Good value, spacious clean decorative premises with nice staff, situated in a beautiful farm like setting. Great place for kids also. Kapai :)

Date of visit: September 2020
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FarmsideB, General Manager at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2020

It was a pleasure to have you and your partner at our venue this afternoon and we also enjoyed serving you. We look forward to see you and your partner again in near future.

Reviewed 18 September 2020

I enjoyed the different types of salad and vege options, and great flavoured dressings too. Definitely recommend

Date of visit: September 2020
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FarmsideB, Marketing at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2020

Thank you very much for your great review. We appreciate you took time to review our services and food. We eagerly look forward to see you soon at our venue again.

Reviewed 31 August 2020

Awesome service, food, presentation and farm. meats were fresh and opulent comfort of restaurant is amazing. Serving is unlimited. Manager was frank and great in guiding us through the meal. Must visit.....

Date of visit: August 2020
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FarmsideB, Marketing at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2020

Thank you very much for your generous comment. We appreciate that you liked our services and food. I eagerly look forward to host you again soon.

Reviewed 25 August 2020

A real new experience. Cook yourself with unlimited meats within your sights. The staff was very careful about our progression. We never have to ask for anything, they were on top of their job. Good work, we enjoyed and will come back.

Date of visit: August 2020
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FarmsideB, Front Office Manager at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2020

Thank you very much Will, for your great comment and encouragement. I will convey your message to my team. It was fabulous to have you and your mates here. We eagerly look forward to see you soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2020

Great selection of food. The staffs are very friendly and I was very impressed with the duty manager at the counter. Easy to communicate and very helpful. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2020
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FarmsideB, Marketing at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2020

Good afternoon MsMaeD and thank you for your time to review us. We are glad to know that we were able to serve you and family well. We eagerly look forward to see you again in the restaurant. Restaurant Manager Farmside Buffet

Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

Everything was great. Starting with venue the place was clean well setup for visitors, the staff were so welcoming and friendly made us feel so special and the food was really good. Good options for kids and the adults and good size too.

Date of visit: August 2020
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FarmsideB, Marketing at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2020

Thank you very much for your time. We much appreciate your great eye for cleanliness and service. We eagerly look forward to see you soon. Thanks again.

Reviewed 8 August 2020

Glad to see them come back with their weekend buffet. the place is so good that we cant resist to be there. everyone from nanny to my 3 year old had fun. attentive staff and great food is an additional perk. Good work team and...will come again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020

The place is awesome. They have everything from Bar to Disco lights, buffet to table service. The staff is amazing and astonishingly able to make a personal connect with their guests. Food is amazing and offer something to everyone. Must visit

Date of visit: July 2020
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FarmsideB, Marketing at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2020

We appreciate you took time to review our services and food. I also understand and admire your ability to judge our staff. This is very encouraging. Thanks again

Reviewed 1 August 2020

Had our work function here. Catering for 70+ people. Amar and his team were wonderful. Making us feel welcomed and were very attentive. Food was amazing. Beautifully cooked and plenty of variety. Would recommend highly.

Date of visit: July 2020
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FarmsideB, Marketing at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2020

Thank you Maureen for your contribution. We eagerly look forward to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 July 2020

Caught up with family from Rotorua. They chose this place due to us having kids and thought that they would have the freedom to run around outside and look at the animals as we caught up. Our seating wasn’t ideal as we were placed next...to the door. On a cold windy day you could definitely feel the chill as people came and went. We brought this up with the staff and asked to be relocated. They were happy to oblige and relocated us to a warm cosy area. The food service was great and the food didn’t take long to come out. Highly recommend! Will come back and visit again 😃More

Date of visit: July 2020
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FarmsideB, Marketing at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2020

Thank you very much for taking time to review our food and services. I remember your seating location and it wasn't one of the best. But as you mentioned we moved you as soon as we could. But I am glad you and family enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 July 2020

We came to Farmside Buffet for dinner with family. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Thank you so much for a great experience.

Date of visit: June 2020
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FarmsideB, Marketing at Farmside Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2020

Thank you for your valuable contribution. We always try to give our best to our prestigious guests. we are glad yo and your family liked our services. Many thanks and looking forward to host you soon.

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Farmside Buffet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4