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Stratosfare Rotorua

178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (62 reviews)
“crawfish” (21 reviews)
“dim sum” (9 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Went up the skyline and had a few rides on the luge before thinking a glass of wine might be nice before heading back down. Went to the posh side as the cafe currently has some loud maintenance work going on. It's normally a restaurant,...More

Thank Willm63
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Great view and a very friendly and helpful staff. Can't rate the dinner experience, but the lunch was mediocre. Quality had definiteley some room for improvment, the quantity is good and the variety also good. The value-for-money ratio is ok.More

Thank Gerd K
skylinerotorua, Restaurant & Bar Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi Gerd, Thanks for dining with us at Stratosfare Rotorua and sharing your feedback. We are glad to hear that you were pleased with the service and friendliness of our staff and have noted that your dining experience was not up to your expectations on...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

the buffet was excellent with a great variety of different dishes of a good quality. The deserts part of the buffet is of a great choice. I will recommend this Buffet for the price and the quality

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Family of 4 for the Mid Winter Celebrations, also husbands birthday. Everything was fantastic, from the gondola ride to the food and atmosphere, all brilliant. We had a window table with perfect views on a really clear night. Definitely they nicest buffet meal we have...More

Thank W1163SPjennifern
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely mid winter Christmas feed here.. wow.. was lovely. . Lots of choice .. good service . Really nice.. will be an annual thing for us!

Thank CJO193
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is an excellent venue not only for the stunning views but also the food produced is of an excellent standard. The food choices available for a buffet are outstanding ranging from shell fish, fish, sushi, steaks, rib of beef, lamb, pork along with stir...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

6 of us dined here. Trip up to the restaurant in the gondola was fun. Started with drinks in the bar then moved to the buffet. The buffet was great, huge variety of food. The dim sum was yum! Great dessert bar for those with...More

1  Thank Alliec299
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We came for a treat and it's some of the best food we've had anywhere. The seafood chowder is stunning, the butter chicken better than many Indian restaurants and the roast beef was melt in the mouth. Aside from these there were many many other...More

Thank Bowsey
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We took the gondola up to the restaurant. It's a buffet but it's so delicious. I really liked the selection of food. Everything is so fresh and tasty and there is a wide range to choose from. The restaurant is just beautifully set out and...More

Thank 509cherylv
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Initially my two younger siblings and I decided to celebrate my birthday lunch at Stratosphere in March 2015 We were not disappointed, Fantastic food of many varieties to suit all palates & ethnicities, and very friendly caring staff, A quality that stands out for us...More

Thank alphas_wingz
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14 July 2017|
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Response from ericapetersgalatea | Reviewed this property |
At the moment and to the best of my knowledge it was around $55 per adult and $35 per child and that includes the gondola ride. They also have annual passes which give you some pretty decent discounts on most of the things... More
9 May 2017|
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Response from Morbidrook | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant was quite big, I'm sure they would be able to cater for your group.
9 February 2017|
Response from annchand1 | Reviewed this property |
It's a Buffet concept and you do have a few Indian dishes most of the time. But note that this is not an Indian Restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$57
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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