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Atticus Finch Restaurant

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Eat Street 1106 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-460 0400
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17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had pre-booked prior to leaving England, on the basis that this looked the best on Eat Street. Don't be put off by the Eat Street name, though it does smack of something slightly dubious in a run-down seaside town! The street is actually well set out and not at all seedy and looks really good at night. I think... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The food was amazing and the service was great - attentive but not in your face. An extensive drinks list was also available.

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Los Angeles
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

"Eat Street" in Rotorua is not fine dining. That said, Atticus Finch is really a treat. You will enjoy yourself and want to come back to try other options on their extensive menu.

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a meal with several sharing plates between three. Great cocktails to start and the shrimp was excellent, all our dishes were very high standard. We have been to most of the other "good" restaurants in Rotorua and found this the best for food, ambience and service.

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Mulwala
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Atticus Finch was recommended to us and with good reason too. A good selection of local wines and craft beers. The oat stout was very flavoursome. Our shared meals were the lamb and pork belly. It was very difficult to decide which was better; we decided on a very honourable tie.

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Berkeley, California
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575 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I am really grateful that my wife pushed to come back here the night after we were turned away for lack of space. It’s in the middle of Eat Streat, a nice collection of restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world. I was a bit perplexed about the To Kill a Mockingbird reference and really didn’t delve into it while... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We dined at Atticus Finch for the two nights that we were in Rotorua. Don't be put off by the fact that it is in the touristy Eat Street, the food is excellent, well-priced and the service is efficient and friendly.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had dinner at Atticus Finch. Service was good. Shrimp appetizer was great. Our main of lamb was way over cooked and very very tough. More like mutton.

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Mississauga, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by after reviewing the menu and seeing it in Lonely Planet book. Was delighted with the service and more so the food. Had 3 sharing plates which was more than enough for the 3 of us. Good presentation and reasonably priced wine list. Would definitely go back when in Rotorua.

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Happywanderers
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere here . Although busy the service was v good. Plates to share are very popular here - we had the new 'autumn' shin beef which was delicious, and also the lamb which came with salad, humour and sour cream. It was yummy. Def recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Cuisine
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eat Street 1106 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-460 0400
Description
Atticus Finch was created for your enjoyment in mind! The Atticus Finch team turns dining into more than just a meal - Where you can linger over lively conversation, playful plates and thoughtful concoctions. The vibe of Atticus Finch is speakeasy meets metropolitan bistro. Our house was made for entertaining - situated in the middle of "Eat Streat", taking advantage of the geothermal under floor heating of the concrete outside, retractable awning and covered walkway. Our dining menu is designed to share, a combination of carefully selected ingredients that allow a series of tastes to be passed around and enjoyed together. Our food is fresh, innovative, flavoursome and made from scratch. The beverage menu showcases inspired selections of local craft beer, wine by the glass and seasonally crafted cocktails made with our own syrups, fresh fruit and herbs. Simply put, Atticus Finch is a great place to gather with friends and enjoy the best pours and plates in town. Drink with us, Dine with us, Share with us.

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