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Stratosfare Rotorua

178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (70 reviews)
“soups” (24 reviews)
“steak” (45 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Such amazing, quick service! Our waitress Geraldine immediately took our drinks order and asked what we were here to celebrate, and upon hearing it was for my birthday was quick to wish me a happy birthday which was so sweet 😊 during our meal, in...More

Thank Jazmine S
Reviewed today via mobile

Dined at stratosphere Rotorua for husbands birthday dinner. The staff were so lovely even signing a birthday card. The meal was fantastic. Beautiful scenery great night. Would recommend.

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful experience at the stratosfare rotorua restaurant. Dined for dinner with my family. We loved our waitress Chanadada, very helpful, very lovely. Also Dee Jay was awesome as well. Both ladies were well mannered with myself and family. We will be back in the future.

Thank Vana T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had lunch there for our wedding anniversary. Really enjoyed our meal, and very impressed with courtesy and kindness of staff, especially Chanadda, who asked if it was a special occasion, then came back with a special card and congratulatory candle, cake and message on...More

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was fantastic in a buffet style so you can sample a wide range of delicious restaurant quality food. The staff were very friendly and very attentive. Combined with a gondola ride to get to Stratosfare as dusk fell and the stunning views of...More

Thank ginastu2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Communication with them went well although little things like getting the name wrong for the original booking and when confirming- still having incorrect numbers took a small shine off but our waitress Geraldine was amazing! My father certainly celebrated his 60th birthday in style! The...More

Thank Cherie L
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We love nothing more than making your evening that little more special and are glad to hear you had a great night. I have however passed on your feedback on to our restaurant supervisor.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was truly a memorable experience on our holiday to New Zealand. The ride up in the gondola was magically and the restaurant and views are spectacular. The surprise was the amazingly delicious food, very surprising for a buffet. The range of dishes and quality...More

Thank Janine M
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review! We will pass on this lovely feedback to our team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent view. Extensive Buffet of very well cooked food. Wonderful staff. Had a great evening and was spoiled with a dessert and card on my birthday. Highly recommended 👍👍👍

Thank Calli V
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad we could make your night that little bit special.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick jaunt up the gondolas, to a well presented cozy area, to find a buffet dinner & desert to die for. Extremely well cooked food and good staff made it a great night, great views of the city as well!

Thank ReubenB
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope you can visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. The buffet has a huge selection of so many fabulous dishes. By far the best buffet our family has ever had. Wonderful customer service. Many thanks to our waitress Geraldine, who made our experience the best. Would definitely recommend to...More

Thank denisedurbin2018
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you can visit again soon!

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天天 高
25 March 2018|
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Response from ChanD92 | Reviewed this property |
No you have to get the gondola up, but if your using the luge they do a deal on the price, and if your eating the in restaurant the gondola is included in the price of your meal, just make sure you book on advance for the... More
22 February 2018|
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Response from Iamkristy | Reviewed this property |
Na. The views are good from all seats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 0027
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Where to look first, outwards, upwards or at the live chef displays... Set high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha, Stratosfare is the newest hot spot on Rotorua's burgeoning foodie scene. Luxurious Italian marble, granite, schist stonework and timber set the scene for a memorable experience where David Trubridge light frames your dinner setting for an evening that is sure to delight all your senses. Skilled chefs at their stations craft your cuisine, while cocktail connoisseurs mix and shake at the bar - and the sights don't stop - there's also an incredible 180 degree panorama of Lake Rotorua and the city to soak in amongst the atmosphere. Did we mention the menu? A range of cuisine is presented to tantalize your taste buds, from the tidal mussel tank, ensuring the freshest mussels you can find, to the flame rotisserie, aged prime cuts, Art of the Grill, seasonal salads and the freshly cooked-to-order crepes, we are sure you will leave wanting to come back again and again. Featuring a stunning array of freshly prepared buffet and cooked-to-order dishes highlighting locally sourced seafood, meat and produce, Stratosfare will take you on a gastronomic journey. Our commitment to quality begins long before our produce arrives at our pinnacle site. We work in partnership with local NZ farmers and growers who share our commitment to food excellence, from the pasture to the plate. Our award-winning Wagyu Angus cross fillet steak is just one example. Our prime beef comes from 16,000 hectares of coastal farms near Gisborne. The people of Mangatu Farms have been working their ancestral lands for more than 200 years. They can tell us exactly where the beef has come from, how it was reared and what it was fed. It's the little details like these that set our dining experience apart. We think you will be able to taste the difference too. Last dinner booking 8.30Pm.
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