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Stratosfare Rotorua Restaurant

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178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
11:30 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited after dark, so we enjoyed arriving by gondola with the lights of the city spread out below us. The staff were some of the most welcoming, accommodating and friendly hospitality hosts we have experienced anywhere - we were running late and they rang to check we hadn't got lost; we had a small child with us and they... More 

Thank cameronandhannah
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my partner had dinner booked here and were impressed by the location, food & service. A smorgasbord restaurant with a variety of salads, curries through to meat & sushi stations the choice is yours. Lets not forget the amazing dessert area which allowed us to sample some really tasty deserts we see on TV Shows regularly. We upgraded... More 

Thank capsnet
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Smorgasboard meal had plenty to offer all ages. Staff on service were pleasant and chefs behind eatery prepared to entertain requests for meat cuts and preparation. Great restaurant but felt that costs to get there by gondola were too high for families. Lack of safety staff around gondola entrance to assist elderly and mothers with prams both on and off... More 

Thank josephrI7944GA
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Buffet dinner set up packed with choice of seafood, meat, salads, desserts and ice cream! Amazing cocktails and mocktails! The view ahhh! Busy, buzzing, warm, semi casual but dressy is appreciated, kids are fine! Thank you to amazing chefs and waiters! Such memorable night!

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Skyline during the day and decided to go back and try the finger buffet, we got a discount on the tickets for doing so. The lady who seated us explained hie things worked, table service for drinks, other than tea and coffee (which are included in the buffet price), self service buffet, as much as you wanted. The... More 

Thank Sprintergal
Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Although very busy the service from the staff was superb. Thanks especially to our main hostess Deena. Made the night very enjoyable. The personalised card Deena presented to us celebrating our anniversary highlighted how important they see the customer. We have been before and will definitely go back. We went as a couple but with the huge food selection would... More 

Thank brentwhibs
Durban, South Africa
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The selection of food caters to all tastes. All of it is delicious too! Staff is friendly and service is very good. The views are the best in this region. Very good value for money.

Thank Philipvg
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was fine, was there for the view and ambiance more than anything. Chanadda (Ann) was very helpful to my father and I throughout our meal. Only inconvenience I would say was the Internet did not work from the beginning to the end. As we had a tight schedule, we were unable to book attractions/transportation or keep up with business... More 

Thank Charlie K
Castle Bytham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food with excellent choice despite catering for large numbers. Lovely location and good service. Apart from having to pay for the gondola trip the meal was no more expensive than in a restaurant and certainly had more choice and you could eat as much as you liked.

Thank longtimetravelle2017
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in Rotorua for our honeymoon and on our one month anniversary we decided to do a special dinner. Everyone suggested this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The dinner buffet spread has a lot to offer. From the setting to taste, everything was pitch perfect. The panoramic view of the city just adds to the... More 

Thank Shweta J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$56
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 0027
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?