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The Brook Bar and Bistro

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4 Barnard Road | Best Western Braeside Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 9497
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
“garlic bread” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Barnard Road | Best Western Braeside Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An empty restaurant is usually a bad sign, but the food was sensational. Perfectly cooked salmon and a rich and tasty venison osso bucco really hit the spot. Keith (the waiter/barman) was very friendly and very helpful with suggestions for Rotorua and Hamilton. If we...More

Thank Perth1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow.This restaurant truly is a hidden gem. The best meal we have had dining out in a long time.Food was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection and service fantastic Would recommend to anyone/family who is visiting Rotorua To dine here.

1  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We are Aussies looking for a healthy family meal, we weren’t sure about the place but being here was an awesome experience. Great food, service with a smile (like they actually care). And Mac cheese out of this world. Lol. You must try.

1  Thank Vaughan R
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a well prepared meal in a pleasant dining location. Caring staff and a good chef = an enjoyable evening.

1  Thank Brian I
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Really is a hidden gem, located within the Best Western Braeside hotel; outside seating along the brook in good weather. We stayed at the hotel, and decided to try Brook Bar and Bistro our first night - and liked it so much we returned each...More

2  Thank HawaiiNene
Reviewed 13 February 2018

The owners of our B&B suggested a visit to The Brook for an evening meal. The TA reviews looked promising, the restaurant was close to our lodging, so we took the ten minute drive, turning left on Barnard, and then left into the Best Western....More

1  Thank petergoode2
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Having surveyed Eat Street we beat a hasty retreat to TripAdvisor and found Brook Bistro! Good choice. Run by a friendly couple, this small restaurant within the Braeside Best Western serves good value tasty food in homely surroundings.The menu was straightforward with enough choice to...More

2  Thank PnPV
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic meal here Found by accident as part of last minute accommodation at best western Make it a dining experience

1  Thank Gail W
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

3  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

2  Thank Millimops
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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