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Stratosfare Rotorua

178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (72 reviews)
“soups” (24 reviews)
“steak” (46 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant at the top of a mountain with spectacular views. We took a gondola to the top. We enjoyed so much food - coffee, tea, large selection of juices, flaky pastries, toast, cereals, yogurt, scrambled, fried and hard boiled eggs, bacon,...More

Thank Samiya7
Reviewed 3 days ago

Obviously this is not a quick, cheap eatery but a proper buffet restaurant. I need to say little about the view - that is obviously great. The restaurant had no problem with our baby and surreptitiously seated us at the window where there were two...More

Thank AskiesDog
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We truly appreciate your wonderful feedback. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Stratosfare Restaurant. We will be sure to pass this on to our team.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The buffet selection and quality was outstanding and the view from our window table simply breathtaking. The staff and service was beyond excellent with the price of only $57 per person the best value for money ever. If you are ever in New Zealand and...More

Thank Vacation58845487869
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the amazing feedback.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing food ! Chanadda’s service was great. There is a huge range of food to pick from and lots of gluten free options.

Thank Tania M
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the feedback Tania.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was amazing and the people where awesome. Very attentive and always a few steps ahead of us with drinks and clearing plates. We were surprised as they even made us a special cake and card for our anniversary. Thank you Chanadda

Thank Topnochtomorrow
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are glad to have hosted your special occasion and will be sure to pass this great feedback on to our team.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere up the mountain is so chill, from the ride up on the gondola to walking in those doors. The food is awesome, and very well worth every penny. The views inside and outside the restaurant are out of this world especially at night...More

Thank AmoEdwardson
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, its great to hear you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing experience at the Stratosfare Rotorua, the Buffet was displayed beautifully, the food was so enjoyable , very fresh , well presented and the staff were very helpful , explainng the different sections of food , we also were surprised when the staff...More

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

Thank you for choosing to dine with us on your special occasion. So happy to hear you had a great time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe, excellent food, amazing service! Thanks very much to the staff especially Chanadda, for making the dinner a nice experience and for the extra effort to make my dad's bday dinner one to remember.

Thank Compass31724617114
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great feedback, we will be sure to pass this on to our team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall not bad. It was a good buffet dinner but, for the price, we felt there should be more vegetable and salad dishes. We felt you are paying fine dining prices for a "not bad" buffet.

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

Thank you for the feedback we strive to continuously improve our service and standards.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You start by taking a beautiful gondola ride up to the restaurant that has a breath taking view of Rotorua. The view from the restaurant is even better!! The staff is super helpful and friendly. Roy was amazing at answering all of my questions for...More

Thank eric s
skylinerotorua, Guest Relations Manager at Stratosfare Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing feedback Eric. We are so glad to hear you had a great time and will be sure to pass on your feedback to our team.

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Voyage762871
25 March 2018|
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Response from indianjasmine1 | Reviewed this property |
Its not a hondola, its a gondola 😂😂😂😂😂
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hhyun
22 February 2018|
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Response from indianjasmine1 | Reviewed this property |
Do you have to pay extra? First time i went, we just got shown to window seats. Its a long and narrowish restaurant so you are never far from a good view
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Meals
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, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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