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Craft Bar & Kitchen

1115 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 2700
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“meatloaf” (5 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1115 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Recommended to come here from a local spa. It was a fairly busy weekday night. We were sat inside right outside the toilet. At first it bothered us but we were so hungry we just wanted to eat. We ordered filet mignon, seafood chowder, burger...More

Thank Eskimo328
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Popped in here for a beer - had lots to chose from and we were offered tasters of pretty much all of them. Sat in the courtyard which was buzzing. We didn't eat as we were full from the Thursday night market (just up the...More

Thank Pukekawa
Lisa_CBK, Public Relations Manager at Craft Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017


Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We went for an early lunch around 11:30 to find about 6 other people doing the same thing. With only one wait person service was terribly slow. She was taking orders, getting drinks and making coffees. I felt sorry for her and she did a...More

Thank Ah62
Lisa_CBK, Public Relations Manager at Craft Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hello, I'm sorry our craft burger seemed to have shrunk! You normally get 2 x 100gram patties, they are roughly 8cm in diameter. We used chopped rump steak and mince the meat ourselves. Thanks for your comments. I'll take this one to our head chef

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went to CBK last Saturday night after a day mountain biking in the Forrest. It was super busy (always a good sign) but we were lucky enough to find a table. Service was on the mark and they were tentitive to getting us more...More

Thank stacejase
Lisa_CBK, Public Relations Manager at Craft Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thanks! The Smoked Stonegrill is amazing and just what you need after all that exercise! Come back soon!

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at around 1030am on Sunday. Plenty of spare tables. It took 10 minutes to be asked what we would like to drink, and then another 20+ minutes for the apple juice and coffee to finally arrive. There was no advice that meals would...More

Thank Kiwi04NZ
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Yummy breakfast. I had pancakes with bacon, banana & maple syrup (of course), hubby got the bushman breaky. Outstanding! Service is so friendly & hospitable. Staff smiling & happy. Such a delight to see - mind you it's a stunner of a day in Rotorua....More

Thank Bernice B
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Went to CBK for dinner last night. I ordered the chicken pesto or similar it was fantastic. It came out still cooking on a hotplate. Tasted amazing. Extremely reasonable prices. Options for allergies. Great music and a decent bar. Its a must visit. Service was...More

Thank Marek H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I've been to Craft Bar a number of times. Today had poached eggs on tick toast with hash cakes. Tasted great. The staff here are always really friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Food always great!!

Thank Andrew W
Lisa_CBK, Public Relations Manager at Craft Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017


Reviewed 29 July 2017

We had a selection of street food and all was really nice. Beers looked god but was working so unfortunately didn't have one

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Situated on the main eating area of Rotorua, a decent choice of beers and food.The Porter I had with my meal was lovely and of course I had to have another! This complimented my tasty burger and fries nicely.

Thank Ian B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 2700
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Our place is all about home. Home to 60 beers, we handpick the best of New Zealand craft beers. We specialise in the Stonegrill™ experience and Smoking the finest cuts of meat. We let you relax in the comfort of our Kiwi backyard, bringing the best of New Zealand to your doorstep.
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