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Atlas Cafe & Restaurant

Lake End Tutanekai Street | Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-346 3888
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“seafood” (17 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
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New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Lake End Tutanekai Street | Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The morning breakfast buffet at Atlas provided a large array of food choices to select from. Fresh fruit, pastries, meats, cereals, eggs, Asian options, beverages, and more are well displayed for selection. My favorite option was the fresh omelets made to order. I tried my...More

Thank donbo55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large restaurant with good air-conditioning and well spaced seating. Views across the grassed areas and trees fronting the lake. Satisfactory range of dishes a la carte, tasty and well presented. A good selection of wines at normal restaurant prices and plenty available by the...More

Thank WorldWideKiwi
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We hadn't planned on eating here, but we would definitely do so again. Smorgasbord, a great variety of food to try, choose your meat and have it cooked right in front of you. We had a table by the window which gave good views of...More

Thank fussy c
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this place tonight, apart from them not having our booking recorded and the lack of aircon to cool the place down, the meal variety was good. Lots of seafood, salad and hot options. Dessert buffet was fantastic with lots to pick from! All super...More

Thank Mel P
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Had dinner and breakfast here the next day. Dinner was awesome plenty of selection. The live cooking area was a treat you can get your own steak cooked in front of you to your liking. Plenty of food selection all well prepped and cleaned. I...More

Thank giggler12345
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The staff are ever-so helpful and friendly. We (three of us) enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Day buffet, with plenty of food, a variety of roasted meats and veggies, potato bake too, salads, all cooked to perfection.

Thank RobbOz1
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and 2 friends ate here on Friday night. The seafood was fresh with plenty of oysters,mussels and prawns as well as a magnificent whole baked salmon as highlights. The chef at the grill cooked sirloin steaks, salmon,venison and mussel fritters to order. There...More

Thank Pennart
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I’m a seafood lover. Seafood had no flavour as if it had all been in the freezer for over 8 months. No child friendly options. We had 3 children. One had mash potato for dinner, the eldest child had sushi, the other had half an...More

Thank Sonya T
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We chanced on this restaurant which is part of the Novotel Hotel near the waterfront. The restaurant is a big impersonal open space filled with tables and chairs with the buffet food set out along one wall. The food was acceptable and you could eat...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We rocked up on Friday night, hadn’t made a reservation and lots of tables available which was strange as we have had dinner here a few times and it’s always been full. We found the range of food ok, but a few bowls were empty...More

Thank Jostravels2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake End Tutanekai Street | Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-346 3888
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