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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 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined at Ambrosia and got the dinner deal, $29 for a 3 course meal! The entree was delicious and we had a choice of 3 mains which all looked delicious. The dessert was incredible (Ambrosia funnily) and they were more than...More

Thank JesseStephens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food, had a kilo of perfectly cooked mussels and a pork belly main each, must have gotten used to Auckland prices/sizes but there was about twice as much pork as expected. We had ordered dessert but were far too full to eat it. Fantastic...More

Thank Jake D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing wrong with this place, and nothing outstanding either. It's reasonably good value for the food, and some dishes are very good. We had the mussels as starter and they were in fact superb. The mains were less successful, with the catch of...More

Thank Gulliver07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at this restaurant was superb. Very good menu, food presentation and taste just fabulous and the staff were most obliging with my food likes and dislikes and accommodated me with a special dessert. Great value for money three course special. Would recommend the porterhouse...More

Thank Positano15
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were looking for a a reasonably-priced, pre-event meal, on a Friday night. Like a lot of the cafe/bar offerings in Rotorua's Eat Street, Ambrosia was reasonably busy. This meant that noise from the indoor and outdoor bars meant the dining room was also rather...More

Thank Alexander6011
Reviewed 22 September 2017

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 18 September 2017 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 15 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$55
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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