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Stratosfare Rotorua

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178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
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11:30 - 22:00
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner during sunset. Great view over lake rotorua. Food was plentiful and varied. The standard was great for a buffet too. Staff were friendly and helpful and had a great love of the area. Would recommend. You get a lot for your money

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were warmly welcomed although we only had a little time to eat there since we arrived late. The service was really great. The waitress put away the wine glass as they noticed that we were muslims. There's a wide range of food- thai cuisine, soups, cakes, ice-cream, etc. They also served halal meats for muslims. I took some boiled... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with a group of friends - loved the variety of foods available (some of us are vegetarians). We were at the second sitting which enabled us to take our time with our eating. The food was great and the view is to die for!! Had a great waitress - Merle - whose service was of a high standard. Nothing... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner with our family. We sat near the window and enjoyed the view with our delicious drinks and dinner. We had an amazing time. The atmosphere was comfortable, the food was excellent/spectacular! It is a great value for the price. Our attendant-Jefrin was just wonderful. What a great place! Please give our thanks to Arun for the... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been to the Stratosfare several times, and have never been disappointed. Excellent variety of food, pleasant and efficient staff (especially our waitress Chanadda), best views of the city, and the gondola ride adds that extra unique touch. Whenever we have visitors, Stratosfare is always top of the list to give them that special diniing experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good and plenty of it. The view fantastic and the staff very good. A must do. Loved the gondola ride up to the restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The buffet lunch was value for money. A wide variety of food - seafood, meat, Indian, Chinese, Italian and Kiwi food. Scenery was absolutely to die for. I must say that our server, Milka, is very friendly, attentive and very helpful in giving us tips about visiting the region. She has made our dining experience very pleasant! We would definitely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and lots of choices. Desert is just average. Receptionist is very accommodating but most of the time they will get your plate straight away without asking. Staff asked me but never asked to my kids to take their empty plates. Otherwise all good, I still recommend this restaurant and I will go back again on my next... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are out of this world and the food is second to none, all freshly cooked with so much choice, the staff are more than welcoming and cater to your every need, the wine is also very nice, this is a must Visit on coming to Rotorua, it easy to get to and the gondola ride up and down... More 

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Singapore
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would need to take the gondola up to reach the restaurant and while the view of the gondola is amazing, the view from the restaurant is just as great. I loved that I went for dinner so I could see the city lights slowly come on as the sun set thru the floor to ceiling windows. Unfortunately, we could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$57
Cuisine
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 0027
Description
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 to tantalize your taste buds, from the tidal mussel tank, ensuring the freshest mussels you can find, to the flame rotisserie, aged prime cuts, Art of the Grill, seasonal salads and the freshly cooked-to-order crepes, we are sure you will leave wanting to come back again and again. Featuring a stunning array of freshly prepared buffet and cooked-to-order dishes highlighting locally sourced seafood, meat and produce, Stratosfare will take you on a gastronomic journey. Our commitment to quality begins long before our produce arrives at our pinnacle site. We work in partnership with local NZ farmers and growers who share our commitment to food excellence, from the pasture to the plate. Our award-winning Wagyu Angus cross fillet steak is just one example. Our prime beef comes from 16,000 hectares of coastal farms near Gisborne. The people of Mangatu Farms have been working their ancestral lands for more than 200 years. They can tell us exactly where the beef has come from, how it was reared and what it was fed. It's the little details like these that set our dining experience apart. We think you will be able to taste the difference too.
Last dinner booking 8.30Pm.

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