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Valentines Rotorua

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Fenton Sts, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4490
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The food was interesting and varied for a buffet. The manager was lovely and made one feel welcome on holiday.

1 Thank Tui2013
Singapore, Singapore
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

We spent a night in Rotorua and chanced upon this restaurant. The place looked dated and tired. The food was a buffet of average dishes which were overcooked and over seasoned. Even the coffee was bad. Service was average at best. Eat here if you're really starving and don't want to think about looking for a place to eat.

3 Thank UrbanSheep
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

We decided to give Valentines a go because we hadn't been in about 10 years. We were very disappointed. there was a great variety but the quality was poor and tasteless, and the food wasn't refreshed fast enough for the amount of people they had that night. the only good thing i can say is that the guy at the... More 

2 Thank Cg_mount
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

An buffet with many thigns to select from, draft beer! A bit crowded, but still a fine evening. Nice place to fuel up for the next day!

Thank KiwiBobCambodia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We recently had my sisters birthday at valentines, the variety of food was definately worth the money, however I didnt enjoy having no oysters. The restaurant itself was extremely busy and the time to be served was long. Service was good but the wait was tedious.

Thank Te aroha M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Liked that this place had everything stocked when we were able to eat. Had fabulous lunch dining in would go there again.

Thank Evlyn M
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

what more could you want - cheap buffet. lots of selection. And it is really nice quality for the price you pay. Not too many people - no queues for the food. Dessert bar is a treat!

Thank susie j
Whangarei, New Zealand
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104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Food was barely average. Tables and chairs in lounge bar tired and grubby. Toilets pretty disgusting. Place seemed quite run down. On a positive note the service was great, very friendly...but not enough to ever entice us back.

1 Thank cynthia k
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

the food was average and not a very good selection. on a slow friday night nothing was getting topped up very quickly so i had to wait quite a bit. not much seasoning in food which was unfortunate. the service was friendly and accommodating team and the only plus for the whole experience.

Thank anna t
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

On 23rd April it was my Wife's 55 th Birthday.We arrived in Rotorua on way to our Okere Falls accommodation.My wife went in to the sparsely populated restaurant to book a table for two. She showed her Drivers licence and pointed to the Happy window promotion which stated clearly ( DINE FREE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY").A very rude Front of house... More 

3 Thank Rev4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fenton Sts, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 4490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?