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Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar

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1096 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3985
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“soup” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1096 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a terrible experience, my husbands meal came half hour before everyone’s meal, was offered as a second hand meal as got wrong for another customer, waiters forgot the wine, and then when my meal did come the pork was not belly pork - it...More

Thank Judith C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terriable experience. Bubbles for mums if table BOOKED, dont you think every mother deserves one! Coffee came out stone cold, items missing off the meals. Meals were tastey. The waiter was like dealing with a bear with a sore head. We wont be a returning...More

Thank Tegan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Ambrosia both bar and restaurant and it was the BEST PLACE BY FAR. HIGHLY RECOMMEND going if you want GREAT FOOD, GREAT PRICES AND AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE especially from ANN-MARIE. Thanks for the welcoming awesome experience here over the past few days.A+++++++ They...More

Thank Ash C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great value. We had the $39 special. We've had this 3 times now, over 3 years. It's always good. STARTERS: Toasted breads with dips are good. Had the bacon soup which was nice, but nothing special. MAINS: We both had the lamb....More

Thank dionb24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu range, excellent value for money, and the food was healthy and delciious. Waitering staff were professional, friendly, and polite. Ambiance very pleasing. A lovely night out.

Thank littlemissfun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a week- end of rain and being stuck in the house we decided to treat ourselves to a lunch out. We have been working our way around Eat Street in Rotorua and Ambrosia took our eye so we tried it. What a pleasant surprise...More

Thank janneil116
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four adults out for dinner. Two of us had the most incredible Three-Course meal for only $30!!! Had the choice between breads with maccadamias and oils, or soup of the day (we got the breads). For Main we had steak (a generous piece), with a...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are out of towners who enjoyed a midweek lunch with friends from Rotorua who are regulars at Ambrosia. The service was first class, the meals were delivered promptly and the four main courses were well presented and tasty. This was our first experience of...More

Thank fleetwoodmac1
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Went for the 3 course meal option and it was perfect. Great service and timing of the food. I'm a big portion eater and was happy and full after. I went for the lamb and it was excellent. Great staff and great food - highly...More

Thank Petelodge
Reviewed 13 April 2018

My friend and I got in just before 9pm on an cool Autumn Friday evening. We asked if the kitchen was still open as we had seen a few other restaurants' kitchens were closed. The waiter responded with 'it can be,' we didn't muck around...More

Thank maoritraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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