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The Brook Bar and Bistro


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

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
US$12 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, Breakfast
International, European, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews steak duck confit garlic bread best western hotel nz travels children's menu sauvignon blanc cooked to perfection fantastic meal front of house small restaurant dining experience great restaurant mouth watering service was excellent visiting rotorua tasty food
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there after seeing it on tripadvisor and didn't regret it. The waiter was nice and even took some time for a little conversation. Food was amazing! Had the steak with fries and the lamb-steak. Can't go wrong with this one...

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Franzson
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place with good food. The service is excellent and you do not was te time to Wait. Fresh food with nice taste The almond and raspberry tart ..... hummmmmmmmm !!!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank franck G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our first dinner here so much, we came back a 2 days later! Wonderfully welcoming front of house to our family and extremely accommodating to our two little kids. Great kids menu, high chairs for tiny ones and markers and drawing paper for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank IdaFats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we chose to eat at this place. Just a few steps from where we are staying and surprisingly great! We were welcomed and made to feel comfortable straight away. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The food was interesting and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Odette M
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Totally exceeded our expectations in every way!! So much that we have already planned to return tomorrow before we even left! Great service! Great food. The whole family scored 10/10

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank M6575XSjasonb
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We stayed at the Best Western Hotel in Rotorua. What a surprise to find this great Restaurant onside. The food was fabulous. We had the lamb with potatoe mash and ratatoui accompanied by a wonderful Pinot Noir (from a friend of the restaurant). The service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Kingschdorfer
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We were initially put off by the fact that it was attached to a Best Western but we read the great reviews and decided to risk it. What a good decision! The food was absolutely delicious. Literally every dish we ordered (there were 5 of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank psybonchu
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

We were passing by Rotorua and decided to have dinner, so we accessed the website of TripAdvisor and saw all the comments about The Brook Bar and Bistro. So, we went there and the experience was really great! We ordered the grilled butterfly Prawn, it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank janaynad2016
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Don't let the location fool you! We found this place based on reviews not realising to was attached to the Best Western until we arrived. The reviews are warranted though, the service was excellent, and they were very accommodating of children. The food was also...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank HyruleFee
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We ordered lamb and duck dishes. Both are very delicious especially the lamb that so juicy and no strong smell of lamb. The service is very good tooo.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank preawf2017
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30 January 2019|
Response from preawf2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sure. This place is comfortable for children
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