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Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar

1096 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3985
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1096 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nipped in for coffee and dessert. Was shown to table and had our order taken immediately. Chocolate fondue for 2 - yum yum! Coffees arrived soon after. Finished coffees - waited, waited longer then about 40 minutes after ordering the fondue arrived. I am not...More

Thank k2512b
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Ambrosia Restaurant three times in our three days in Rotorua. Days 1 and 2 we had a wonderful lunch. On day 3 we availed ourselves of the $29 three course dinner special. What a meal, the entee and main course were excellent and...More

Thank chicko7
Reviewed 1 week ago

between 5pm and 7pm the $29 dinner special,[ 1 ] choice of bread plate or soup[ ,2] choice of 4 main courses lamb rump ,steak chicken etc [ 3]ambrosia dessert

Thank nala8816
Reviewed 1 week ago

we got there just before 8pm and ordered one entree and 6 mains, an hour later and the entree hadnt arrived. when we complained they said there was no record of an order. Our mains finally arrived around 9.15. a few of us ordered the...More

Thank sue b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service at this restaurant! We came in for a late lunch, bang on 3pm, and they were still extremely accommodating. The food was lovely- the lunch special of mussels, and the Sicilian fish were 10/10. The only downside to the food was the lambs...More

Thank Juliana H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here! 3 course meal for only $29. The service was the best we've had from a restaurant here in Rotorua. We will definitely be back again

Thank AorangiM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful breakfast today - great food, coffee and staff. The full breakfast and farmhouse omelette were fantastic - no complaints whatsoever. Great deal through grabone for only $20 for two. Going back tonight for dinner and lunch tomorrow! That's how good this place...More

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used the Groupon voucher and was pleasantly surprised in the selection of what we could get, I got the full grill and my partner got the eggs benedict, everything on the full grill tasted superb. The lamb and sausage were the highlights but all the...More

Thank BaileyR3
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friends had grabone vouchers for breakfast or lunch but The restaurant doesn't open until 11 which is just too late for me to try brekky. We ate outside which is still undercover. Service was excellent and the meals were all solid performers but really missing...More

1  Thank Luvinspoonful
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice lunch we shared the salmon special and the prawn and squid salad. Both were tasty and well cooked. I have had the lambs fry and bacon before and that is a very tasty dish as well.

Thank bms2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1096 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3985
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Ambrosia, with it’s beautiful traditional interior, was the first licensed restaurant in Rotorua and is a short stroll from picturesque Lake Rotorua. The superb setting offers a choice of dining either indoors or outdoors. The spacious indoor area with its vibrant décor, and richly polished wooden floors, or the large outdoor area, creates an ideal setting for enjoying breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, meeting friends for coffee or a having a few drinks and tapas after work. Fridays have happy hour from 5pm to 7pm with discounted drinks and cocktails. Ambrosia is perfect for functions, such as celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, work functions or weddings, and can seat 110 comfortably.Owner/Chef Kristopher has travelled extensively and has been in the restaurant industry for the past 19 years. His menu is global contemporary with dishes from around the world. Kristopher has seasonal specials, such as mulled wine to warm you on cold winter evenings, and offers an “early bird” dinner special – just $29 for three courses between 5pm and 7pm every day with the dessert, of course, being the ever-popular delicious dessert – Ambrosia.
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