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Stratosfare Rotorua

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178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
11:30 - 22:00
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This Restaurant has to be The Best Buffet Meal in Rotorua even though its Expensive. The views from up at Skyline Gondalas is Excellent & wellworth Going up to see the views & try out The Stratosfare Restaurant. During the day if you like The Luge you can ride the carts.

Thank Ferrit47
Hangzhou, China
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

First time in Rotorua and headed to the restaurant directly. The host of the accommodation recommended strongly of this place, and the view of the town turns out to be great indeed. Also there is a good selection of food there, best suitable for friends or family.

Thank FrankGUO
Tarneit, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

My family attended Stratosfares Christmas Dinner and we were happy we did this one. The buffet dinner is quite nice, it has a nice variety of foods, and a nice array of desserts to top it off. We were lucky to have Chanadda, as she was friendly and helpful throughout the night. There is also a nice selection of wines... More 

Thank P Ed L
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2 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Rotorua for years and was the lst time I have been to this restaurant. I had the most enjoyable night. The food was delicious. The staff were lovely. Especially Indika who always check to see we were having a good time and if we needed anything. A asset to the restaurant. I will recommend this restaurant to... More 

Thank sheree1868
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant excellent service and amazing views.tentative staff great variety of food well presented and attentive staff

Thank Matthew D
Concord, California
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135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

There is no way you can even taste everything on this buffet. My favorites were the beef and lamb steaks and the desserts. They also offered a nice selection of drinks. Service was great, though i felt a little rushed, and you have to pay extra for a table by the window, which we did not know when we made... More 

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Rotonda West, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Visited the Stratosfare on a cold wet evening in November. We had read about the Stratosfare chain on line and had pre-booked this one and also the one in Queenstown (see separate report). We arrived early, asked if we could have a window table, and in the event were the first couple to be shown to our table, in a... More 

Thank flavortecs
Rotorua, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

An excellent array of choice, tasty food, breads, entrees, seafood, prawns, meats, cheeses salads, desserts, all in a buffet, but if you want other special prime cuts of meat you can pay extra. The view is great at night overlooking Rotorua city..we will be back

Thank Zcorpion
Ahmedabad, India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had very good and tasty vegetarian meal at the restaurant and dessert section was really mouth watering. Special mention for Alok, at bar, who had great enthusiasm for making Mocktails for people like me who are teetotaler . Overall one should have a break for food after Gondla and Luge ride. Atmosphere was of fun and high energy.

Thank HirenM_13
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We went up by Gondola for our last night in Rotorua and were so glad we did. Everything was wonderful, soups, anti pasto, magnificent meat selection, noodles, seafood, salads etc and all the accompaniments anyone could ask for. Dessert was varied and delicious. Staff were great too. We've been ro a lot of buffets over the years and this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$21 - US$56
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 0027
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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