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Terrace Kitchen Restaurant

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Brew Pub, Fusion, New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1029 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-460 1229
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

They did not start their main courses till six p.m. but we had some drinks to pass the time .The wait was worth it.The fish was especially good .My wife,s salad was a meal in itself with all the different sauces.Would be back in a heartbeat

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Thank KeithMaryCox
Bangkok
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a kitchen that knows what its doing puts itself on display - and this open kitchen certainly does that for those who want to watch. I watched! Fabulous location, great modern design and delightfully friendly staff. If I lived there I would be a regular. As a new restaurant in town I imagine it will be gaining some prizes... More 

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1 Thank shepinasia
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends here on a Saturday morning for brunch. The service was great right from the minute we walked in, our waitress was friendly, approachable & treated us like old friends. The food was divine, my meal definitely exceeded my expectations & this was the first time my partner has received exactly what he asked for in a cafe... More 

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Thank Nicole G
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met a friend here for a short notice catch up. We had delicious fries and gorgeous sparkling water (at no extra cost!). We felt very welcomed and not at all a bother even though we didn't spend a lot we were not at all made to feel like we should hurry. We spent almost 2 hours chatting and slowly... More 

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Thank whitehouse42
TKtalk, Owner at Terrace Kitchen, responded to this review

Yes, our sparkling water is very refreshing, perfect accompaniment to a catch-up chat with a friend! And the skins-on fries are a great nibble...glad you felt welcome to linger. Hope we see you both again soon. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The range & style of dishes would hold its own in any cosmopolitan setting plus even little ones get plenty of runaround space, and places to play. Really nice crew and parking is free. Wow. That's spot on. Will try and get back shortly.

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Thank Norheim R
TKtalk, Owner at Terrace Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, its really nice of you to take the time to comment and "spot on" is high praise indeed, thank you! We look forward to hosting you at our place again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, coffee and live music - and a bike rack inside the courtyard - and a playground for the little ones. Friendly staff.

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Thank Bruce J
TKtalk, Owner at Terrace Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are really happy that you enjoyed your visit - and pleased you made use of the secure bike rack, feel free to cruise in the back gate any time. We open at 7:30am for the early morning caffeine hitters - front coffee window means you don't even need to get off the bike! More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful restaurant with friendly attentive staff and superb food. Situated near the waterfront with view of the lake from the first floor cocktail bar area. The menu was interesting with good flavour combinations making it wonderfully different from normal fayre. We didn't bother with Eat Street as this restaurant was perfect. Highly recommend.

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2 Thank JezzaR55
TKtalk, Owner at Terrace Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed our food and the flavour combinations; the kitchen team are always experimenting with ways to showcase the best NZ produce we can source and presenting it in dishes that are often classic, but always adding our own twist. Hope you dine with us again soon. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast/brunch here twice in last 4 weeks and it is superb!! Such an interesting menu, great staff and nice setting. Today I had bruschetta which was delicious!! We are luxury tour guides and eat breakfast out all over the country and I have to say the bruschetta might be my absolute favourite thing I've had for breakfast anywhere in... More 

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2 Thank JoMavis
TKtalk, Owner at Terrace Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you. I have to admit that the bruschetta (freshly baked in our ovens, with marinated late harvest tomatoes, house made panna cotta & aioli, dressed leaves) is one of my all time favourites as well. Travellers Tip - next time you are in, ask for a small side of shredded NZ lamb (slow roasted shoulder with turmeric, raisins, tomato... More 

Happywanderers
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful little place this is! Thought it was just a restaurant, but upstairs there's a bar and terrace for pre-dinner drinks where there was some live music 👍. The meal was delicious - we both had the seared scotch fillet, chips and salad to share. Just perfectly full. Lovely meal

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2 Thank Happywanderers20
TKtalk, Owner at Terrace Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Yes, we have live music in Tonic bar Friday evenings (and we have Happy Hour 5-7pm week days) also more live music Sunday afternoons on the lawn. Glad you enjoyed the scotch, we slow-roast it for seven hours, so plenty of love going into that dish for you! More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place, come here often for lunch, breakfast and dinner, always lovely staff, great well put together food and awesome relaxed atmosphere, 10/10 would recommend to anyone, Rotorua locals this is the spot

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1 Thank Tegan22
TKtalk, Owner at Terrace Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, be assured that we love that you love us! We are still the new kid on the block (opening six months ago) it is heartening to hear your recommendation to locals and that you appreciate our finer points! Hope we see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Cuisine
Brew Pub, Fusion, New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-460 1229
Description
Terrace is a new hospitality establishment nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua, offering a contemporary culinary adventure. Bikers and other coffee aficionados can conveniently ride right up to the exterior concrete coffee counter to receive their fix of Atomic expresso and choose from the selection of freshly baked cakes, pastries and sandwiches which can be served to-go. Also proudly serving Forage & Bloom specialty range of Tea.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?