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The Brook Bar and Bistro Restaurant

4 Barnard Road | Best Western Braeside Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 9497
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Barnard Road | Best Western Braeside Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Staying at the associated motel we chose to eat here on our first night simply because it was easy after a long day's drive. Experience has taught us not to expect too much from these sort of places. Were we in for a surprise! The...More

Thank abcoldgit
Reviewed 1 February 2017

In an unpretentious setting our meals were excellent and reasonablhy prices. The service was prompt and not in your face. We went as a family group and felt very comfortable.

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Staying at the Best Western, Rotorua, went in for dinner. Cozy bistro, only about 6 tables, intimate, excellent service, great view, and an al fresco dining option as well. The meals were amazing. Tender, generous size, fantastic flavours. Definitely rscommend

Thank Sueleebrady
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$21
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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