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Solace Cafe & Restaurant - CLOSED

1111 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 1551
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“surf turf” (4 reviews)
“linguine” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, European, New Zealand
1111 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had tarakihi fish with gratin, potatoes, spinach and Caper cream sauce ($32). The fish was okay, a little chewy. I had this fish recently and it was tender and sweeter. The accompaniment with the fish was very good. Be aware when you order sparkling water...More

Thank havingfunagain
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Went here as a party of four and ordered our drinks and food. The restaurant was not busy so we assumed up to a half hour wait was to be expected. An hour later we still had no food even though we saw people who...More

Thank Patnpaul2015
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We waited over an hour for our food, even though it was not very busy at all, and when it finally did arrive it was bland and disappointing. We ordered bread & dips for starters, even this took over an hour to arrive. When we...More

1  Thank teadrinker422018
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This restaurant is really awful. The food is disgusting and it is clearly not cooked by anyone who knows how to cook Italian. The bruschetta was mainly onions and powdered parmesan cheese. The linguine was full of cream in a bad way. The lamb shanks...More

Thank MAGRead
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We sat here and had a drink as we were going to order a meal, however after going to the toilets and seeing the filth I was totally put off. This place was not cleana nd meals coming out looked average. WE watch a family...More

Thank Trina M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

After going to the bathroom first I should have trusted my gut feeling not to eat here. The restaurant is filthy. We waited an hour for our food and it wasn't busy and the food was very poor. A $20 salad and a few lettuce...More

Thank bec508
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with friends, service was very slow and we had to chase the staff to serve us (it was not busy). Food was VERY basic and not worth the cost at all ($18 for a very plain salad). Would not go again. Not...More

Thank rosespragg
Reviewed 9 November 2017

had an amazing experience with this café. We were 4 person visited on 30th October and we ordered from special menu which was Lamb shank and Pork chops. it was really tasty and we enjoyed food more than our expectation. Server Keshav gave us excellent...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

One of the only restaurants that wasn’t packed, found out why when the food came. Waited almost 40 minutes for sirloin steak that was medium rare one end and well done on the other, no seasoning and tasted burnt. Came with hot chips and luke...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 23 August 2017

First night in Rotorua after flying in on the evening flight so headed for a light meal near our hotel. Came across the Solace Cafe & Restaurant at Eat Street. Welcoming staff, nice wine and great meal. Would definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Cafe, European, New Zealand
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 1551
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Situated a short stroll away from Lake Rotorua, Solace Cafe & Restaurant is the best kept secret in town. Solace Cafe & Restaurant offers diners a modern, warm and inviting atmosphere for relaxing with family and friends. Specialising in gluten free food, the menu is an eye opening introduction to great New Zealand cuisine, and features fresh New Zealand beef and seafood options. Bookings are highly recommended. Fully licensed and BYO. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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