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Chapmans Restaurant

££ - £££Seafood, , International
Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-349 9702
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (16 reviews)
“salmon” (13 reviews)
“roast meats” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection but nothing to write home about. Nice dessert spread. Pricing reasonable for a hotel buffet.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 11 dined over the long weekend, It was our daughters 18th birthday. So if you have 4 paying adults the birthday person is free, now thats a bargain at $50 per adult. Seafood selection was amazing, fresh oysters in a shell were...More

Thank MandaV23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So terribly disappointed. In the past Chapmans was a name linked to quality buffet dining and so it was my first choice when I visited Rotorua with overseas family. Unfortunately I was dismayed by the substandard choice and the dubious quality of the food. The...More

Thank Rae L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday over the long weekend. It was very busy, lots of tables full, but all the food was being refreshed quickly when it ran low. Lots of selection and variety.

Thank Mel P
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Being a local my partner and I go quite regularly. The food is always consistantly delicious and the items seem to always be the same. Thet have quite a large seafood area, a big salads bay and awesome beef and pork along with all the...More

Thank Christie G
Reviewed 16 September 2017

My family visited this restaurant in the evening while on holiday in Rotorua. Kids dine free. They have plenty of variety, you can go back and get more as many times as you like and there is great service. My family are keen of sea...More

Thank Annette C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

buffett to die for i see now why they are so busy and people are always talking about them. You must try them and decide for yourself.

2  Thank Dmnativ
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The breakfast has a good spread. It has everything from cold sausage salami cheese breads danish pastries cereals fruits and hot porridge eggs sausage bacon etc. They also make eggs to order if you choose the full breakfast option. At 27$ we felt it was...More

Thank arnold1aaron
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We came for the dinner buffet. The food is ok. I love the beef and lamb. The oysters are not so fresh. But I want to bring up about the staffs. I had phone book our table. The staff don't care about how many of...More

Thank zhanghaodi
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We decided on Chapmans for a birthday dinner last night. The food and service was very good but I was a little let down by the selection considering the price. Overall it was enjoyable. I would still recommend and would still return.

Thank ericapetersgalatea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 9702
This restaurant is part of the Holiday Inn, and has been around named as Chapmans for many years.
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