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Stratosfare Rotorua

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178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a company Christmas Party Dinner. We enjoyed the food and ambiance with excellent service especially with Mark. Highly recommended!

Thank Princess C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love the view of the Restaurant. It's very romantic!! Foods are so great! And the ambiance is very alluring!! Staffs are very good as well! Cheers to Mr. Jefrin for being so good to us and very hospitable! He make sure that he is taking care of us during our entire stay! Me and my friends are so happy about... More 

Thank Ry D
Gold Coast; Queensland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Stratosfare Rotorua for our first night in town. We arrived at about 7pm so we could get a view of the town in sunlight and see the sunset while dining (Nov 16). The restaurant itself was laid out well - there were plenty of options to choose from and even some inexpensive upgrades to things like grilled lobster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$58
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 3015, 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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