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Travellers' Choice2023
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Value
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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
About
Where to look first, outwards, upwards or at the live chef displays... Set high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha, Stratosfare is the newest hot spot on Rotorua's burgeoning foodie scene. Luxurious Italian marble, granite, schist stonework and timber set the scene for a memorable experience where David Trubridge light frames your dinner setting for an evening that is sure to delight all your senses. Skilled chefs at their stations craft your cuisine, while cocktail connoisseurs mix and shake at the bar - and the sights don't stop - there's also an incredible 180 degree panorama of Lake Rotorua and the city to soak in amongst the atmosphere. Did we mention the menu? A range of cuisine is presented
PRICE RANGE
£14 - £39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, International, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing views, lots of different food choices in the buffet and the brisket was great…make sure you leave room for dessert! All staff were friendly, efficient and did everything they could to ensure you had a great experience. We had amazing service from Chimeldi, who...went above and beyond to help up celebrate on our ‘babymoon’. Thanks for a great night!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the Stratosfare to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. There were 6 adults and 3 children. Our waiters Binar and Rupesh were lovely and very attentive, they did a great job. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious, and there was something...for everyone. When a dish of something on the buffet was finished, it was replaced quickly. It got really busy later, so we were glad we were in the first time slot. My parents loved that they received a congratulations card from the staff with a dessert plate. The view was gorgeous.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome views, great food and so many choices! Personal favourite was the beef ribs! Amazing service from Nino, friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful service received today from Samuel. Always checking on us to see if we were okay, if we needed a refill on water, if the food was to our liking and also making sure our baby was ok.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the first time I’ve been here - Great food, great service everytime! Big ups to Chimelde, she was awesome, great chat! 👌🏼

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food with a lot of options.great location.. great atmosphere and ambiance… very good service.Highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, we'll priced and amazing service especially from a barman named Jay T. Would definitely come back again when I'm in Rotorua.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely brilliant service from the staff. First of all, Rihan welcomed us, made us very comfortable and had a few laughs with us while seating us at our table. Samuel was the person that waited our table and we couldn't be happier, the place was...busy but when our plates were empty he was there to take them away and made sure we had drinks when ever we wanted them. Me and my partner couldn't be happier with the service! Fully recommend everyone to give this place a try.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome selection of tasty food, staff friendly and professional. Observally great view. Thanks Nino for you service 👍

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great evening, fantastic service from Ngatai. Never had to ask for anything and we just had to relax, enjoy the food ( really enjoyed the seafood chowder) and the view at night was stunning.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

Our waiter Rupesh was amazing!!! We didn’t even have to ask for anything he just read our minds. Great……………………………………..

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 May 2024 via mobile

The service was great, but there were only a few dishes that were really enjoyable; seafood chowder, goulash, and about 70% of the dessert bar. The rest was really dry and tough, it obviously been out too long. Maybe if you have an early sitting...it would be fine by 7:30 it wasn't that greatMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 April 2024 via mobile

Went there for dinner on my wife’s birthday. View was very good. They had good options for vegetarians as well. All three, including our daughter, had a good time.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2024

We had an amazing time. My partner birthday could not be better if it wasn't for ARPIT, he went beyond to get him a birthday card with all the staff sign- off. He even got a plate with a Happy birthday on it. The restaurant...was amazing and we have a good time. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone if you in RotoruaMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 26 April 2024

My husband and I are newlyweds from Auckland and decided to have our honeymoon in Rotorua for 4 days. Place was beautiful. We rode the gondola at night up to the restaurant. The food was the best buffet food ever, better than auckland. Great variety...of food to choose from. The whole experience was the best and such an awesome experience. We walked in to the reception. They will take care of you every minute of the way. First we were seated because the staff member, Jayde i think, said they will prepare a table for us. We were seated in a nice cosy lounge area. Then Jayden escorted us, we got to choose where we wanted to sit. Then he briefly gave us a run through of all the options of food before taking us back to our table and giving us a warm “enjoy the rest of your night.” Few minutes later, we had one of the waiters come to our table and he was our waiter for the rest of the night. His name was Aditya and he was awesome. He checked in on us every 15mins, he spoke with us and he even secretly prepared a congratulations wedding cake that got signed by all the staff at the restaurant. It meant a lot to us and we appreciated it a lot. We thanked him, it made the whole experience even better. The stratosfare is the best restaurant. 10/10 highly recommend. Loved it - Sam n Grace xMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Response from whendieb2023 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with last reply. Free drink is anything on the drinks menu except full bottles of wine. My hubby sampled one of the cocktails. Cost almost as much as the upgrade to premium so was well worth it.
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Stratosfare Rotorua is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5