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Atticus Finch Restaurant

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Eat Street 1106 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-460 0400
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place, gorgeous decor, very good atmosphere. But that doesn't mean good restaurant. Very over priced for what you get and yes food is actually not bad but because of the service they provide, not worth much. We were looking for waitress to get every single drinks. It was't just us, other tables were same. And after 15 min of... More 

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AtticusFinchRoto, Owner at Atticus Finch, responded to this review

We are genuinely sorry that you had a bad experience and hope that you will come back to experience improvements. Being a Tuesday we expected a quite night however for some unknown reason we were extremely busy and with less staff than was ideal. We are happy that we are busy but have had to adjust to the demand rapidly... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2014

This is our new favourite place to go in Rotorua - sometimes we drop in on our bikes for a snack and coffee or drink; other times we work our way through the divine shared plates and fresh cocktails - we couldn't decide if we rated the swordfish as top pick last night or the braised beef short-ribs or the... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2014

Went to Atticus for lunch today and absolutely loved it! This is contemporary dining at its best although the service needs tweaking. The food was tasty and extremely reasonable. The menu has a wonderful international flair and was very reminiscent of Depot in Auckland. Can't wait to return to try the amazing cocktail list

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I can't recommend Atticus Finch highly enough. This amazing brand new Restaurant and Bar introduces Rotorua to a new level and style of dining. The shared plates are absolutely divine - Its almost impossible to choose between the deliciousness on offer - braised beef short ribs on parsnip puree, or gnocchi with date spinach and brown butter, and much much... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

Atticus Finch, named after the character from the book "To Kill a Mockingbird", is a petite new restaurant on Rotorua's 'Eat Street'. It doesn't look anything special when looking from outside, very understated in fact. Inside the space is slightly cold and industrial looking, large steel framed tables with stools, etc, in a very New York loft style; in fact... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

This new bar/restaurant comes from a great local pedigree. It looks fantastic, has a great vibe, and an interesting menu, and I really believe that it has the potential to be a 5* destination. There are just a few things to fix - in my opinion. When we sat down, we were warned by the owner that the wait-staff were... More 

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AtticusFinchRoto, Owner at Atticus Finch, responded to this review

Please do come back. After a few teething problems our systems have been improved and the staff are more equipped to cope with a busy full restaurant. We thank you for your feedback, we have now modified some of the menu so that dishes with 3 portions can be increased to accommodate larger groups. We look forward to seeing you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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
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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