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Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar

) #49 of 175 Restaurants in Rotorua $$ - $$$, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
1096 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3985
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1096 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Great setting in Eat Street Rotorua, had the $29 three course special with a porterhouse that was perfect. Very attentive waiting staff, looked after us very well. Great range of wines by the glass and big variety of beers. Good setting with restaurant and adjoining...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At the Lakeside end of 'Eat Streat', we attended on a Saturday evening. + Attentive staff throughout the night + 3 course meal (a special) consisted of soup/bread, a generous serving of steak, and a colourful dessert. Great value, top notch food + Great ambience,...More

Thank JunichiT31
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the early bird special. - Starters: I had the soup - was pretty tasty - Main: Beed - was good, cooked to what we asked. Though a bit dry for my liking... a sauce could have elevated the meal. - Desert: Ambrosia- good......More

1  Thank Aetramos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanting a decent dinner, the advertised 3 course dinner special attracted my attention. As I entered the restaurant I was met and ushered to a table of my choice. Entree arrived promptly however I did need to ask as to the status of my requested...More

1  Thank AUSGR81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good value three course meal for $29. Food was good and had good wine selection. Service was good as it was quiet.

1  Thank Sam G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in off the street a party of 11 and were greeted with very friendly helpful staff. We got the 3 course $29 special and for the price, it was great but have to say just a little lackluster. My soup was cold, the...More

1  Thank PrnzNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food presented to my family before me. ok. but 15 minutes on I had to ask for mine. defensive response. if there is a problem tell the customer there is and they will understand

Thank goughdh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 3 course special for $29 per person at Ambrosia. It was an excellent menu, two choices for starters and mains and dessert (as it should be was Ambrosia). We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and great service.

Thank LynetteVN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted for the "early bird" three course dinner offered from 5-7 on weekdays. The meal was superb and the staff was friendly; only downside was wait time for the food. It took almost an hour to get our first course on a Monday evening....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good venue for a family dinner to finish our Rotorua stay. Reasonable choice of mains and big serves. Service was friendly and fast. I got the feeling it had been taken over recently and new owners trying to make a go of it. Some...More

1  Thank thefunfive
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1096 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3985
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Ambrosia, with it’s beautiful traditional interior, was the first licensed restaurant in Rotorua and is a short stroll from picturesque Lake Rotorua. The superb setting offers a choice of dining either indoors or outdoors. The spacious indoor area with its vibrant décor, and richly polished wooden floors, or the large outdoor area, creates an ideal setting for enjoying breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, meeting friends for coffee or a having a few drinks and tapas after work. Fridays have happy hour from 5pm to 7pm with discounted drinks and cocktails. Ambrosia is perfect for functions, such as celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, work functions or weddings, and can seat 110 comfortably.Owner/Chef Kristopher has travelled extensively and has been in the restaurant industry for the past 19 years. His menu is global contemporary with dishes from around the world. Kristopher has seasonal specials, such as mulled wine to warm you on cold winter evenings, and offers an “early bird” dinner special – just $29 for three courses between 5pm and 6.30pm every day with the dessert, of course, being the ever-popular delicious dessert – Ambrosia.