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The Brook Bar and Bistro

4 Barnard Road | Best Western Braeside Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 9497
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
“garlic bread” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Barnard Road | Best Western Braeside Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

My family an I stumbled upon 'The Brook Bar & Bistro' quite by chance. We were staying at the Great Western, were shattered after an active day, and thought we'd settle for on site dining. Well, what a surprise!! Not only was the host, Keith,...More

Thank AlexNLucy
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Found this place on Tripadvisor and luckily a reviewer had said that it was hard to find so we were prepared! It's in Best Western Braeside. The meal was outstanding. We had the best garlic bread ever and then 2 of the tastiest steaks cooked...More

Thank Millimops
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Wonderful food, extremely tasty, great service. We will be back to try some of the other meals on the menu.

Thank Cdstevens
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Searching for The Brook Bar and Bistro is quite a task if you are unaware of its location. Hidden within the grounds of the Best Western Motel on the corner of Fairy Springs Road and Barnard Road, it is just a short drive from the...More

Thank 1BlossomCottage
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This year is our 3rd year of visiting "The Brook" and have always found Keith and Marianne to be gracious hosts and an awesome chef. The food is always beautifully presented. The lamb shanks Mmmmm just beautiful and very filling!! The steak was perfectly cooked...More

Thank yzowl
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful meal! Both the meals we ordered had great flavours and presentation. The staff were extremely friendly and helped us pick meals which suited our preferences perfectly. The atmosphere was just what I needed after a long day. I'd be more than happy to dine...More

Thank oliviac587
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I'm not sure how we found out about this place but I'm so glad we ate there. The food was delicious, the serves were generous and the service was lovely. My only problem was choosing which dishes to eat, they were all so tempting. We...More

Thank meandarchie
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had our conference at Braeside and thoroughly enjoyed all the food :) Highlights included the generous servings of lamb and chicken confit (who can resist crispy skin!) as well as the beef ragu with Milanese risotto. We also loved all the baked goods provided...More

Thank Pao T
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A friend and I recently had dinner at The Brook. Pleasant, cosy atmosphere, welcoming and friendly staff. We both enjoyed our meals .My friend thoroughly enjoyed his generous serving of beautifully cooked lamb. I had salmon which was absolutely delicious. Well done! Thankyou Chef and...More

Thank philgled2017
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Brook is situated in Best Western Motel, which is a bit rundown, but don't let that put you off the restaurant. Maryann is a great chef and produces interesting meals. Good variety and reasonably priced.

Thank Sarola
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Barnard Road | Best Western Braeside Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 9497
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The Brook is situatated within the Best Western Braeside Resort. Serving fresh seasonal menus with ever changing blackboard specials. Al fresco dining overlooking the stream. Also catering for conferences, group bookings and special occasions
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