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Dukes Bar & Restaurant at Prince's Gate Hotel

1057 Arawa Street | Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1179
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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International, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1057 Arawa Street | Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Partner ordered Linguini which was satisfactory. My Pork Belly was tender and flavourful, but the vegetables were tired and overcooked. The pork crackling was chewy, not crisp. Service was impeccable.

Thank zdatny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a lovely 3 course meal - early diners. Small selection of courses but beautifully presented and very tasty. And the serving staff were faultless. Good variety of wine and beer. We enjoyed our dessert in the main lounge in front of a beautiful...More

Thank bobkarenh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasty pasta and interessting salad. Waiting staff very attentative. Quiet restaurant. Beautiful decor old style hotel

Thank AnnaTeAroha
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We enjoyed a very pleasant meal in quiet and relaxing surrounds. The service was friendly without being intrusive. The menu had a good range of choices for each of the courses. We had the camembert wedges for entre, Akaroa salmon and lamb rump as mains,...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were booked here as part of a tour package organised by "Living with the Lions" to watch the British & Irish Lions rugby tour, and spent three nights here. It has an interesting facade that gives an early indication of the charm. It is...More

Thank 695stuart
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The food is exceptional and very reasonably priced. There are options to choose from a 2 or 3 course menu at a special price. We opted for 3 courses with port instead of desert. A lovely meal. The staff were also wonderful.

Thank felicia_f29
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We spent an afternoon in here hiding from the rain. The fire was roaring and it was a relaxing idyll spent with pots of tea and a good book. Wonderful architecture. Excellent customer service.

Thank Memopipwrites
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A pleasant meal served in a colonial era dining room. Service was efficient, if occasionally unsmiling. We both had very nice fish main courses, mine a Parmesan-crumbed, pan-fried Tarakihi served on capellini pasta with green veg, and my wife's a crispy-grilled salmon served with new...More

Thank DM55
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Basil Faulty managed this place everything would make sense.... We are a family of 4 who stayed for 2 nights.....couldn't wait to leave. The walls seem to be made of rice paper, because you can hear the people in the adjacent rooms think. The beds...More

Thank minotaurmanagement01
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the Princes Gate Hotel restaurant for a good meal in a stylish restaurant. Pre dinner drinks were taken in the bar and then went for dinner. Dinner was generally fine but had a few issues that prevented me from giving 5 stars:...More

Thank Martin M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
International, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1057 Arawa Street | Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Princes Gate High Tea)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 1179
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Welcome to Dukes Bar & Restaurant at Prince's Gate Hotel. At Dukes, we pride ourselves on our exceptional dining options for you to experience right throughout the day. Your choice may be the traditional formality of our fine dining restaurant, the relaxed Central Lounge, or maybe alfresco in the Inner Courtyard or on the street-side Veranda. We have dining options to tempt and suit all palates and occasions. Our Taste Indigenous New Zealand menu is not to be missed! This new dining option that focuses on the indigenous foods of New Zealand. The menu’s ingredients are gathered, prepared, cooked and served with passion, skill and attention to detail that will afford both locals and visitors alike the opportunity to savour some of the very best produce and ingredients that New Zealand has to offer. You can read more here about this very special menu: http://princesgate.co.nz/taste-indigenous-new-zealand/
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