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Stratosfare Rotorua Restaurant

178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crawfish” (19 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

We took the gondola up to the restaurant. It's a buffet but it's so delicious. I really liked the selection of food. Everything is so fresh and tasty and there is a wide range to choose from. The restaurant is just beautifully set out and...More

Thank 509cherylv
Reviewed 4 days ago

Initially my two younger siblings and I decided to celebrate my birthday lunch at Stratosphere in March 2015 We were not disappointed, Fantastic food of many varieties to suit all palates & ethnicities, and very friendly caring staff, A quality that stands out for us...More

Thank alphas_wingz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When we booked our buffet dinner we didn't realise it included getting to the restaurant via the cable car! Such a fun and pleasant surprise. Meal was amazing, it's a high class buffet with meals to suit every taste. The staff are attentive and friendly...More

Thank Stumpy22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday evening dinner booking, the gondolas were abuzz taking guests up to Stratosfare for a delightful meal overlooking Rotorua. + Great panoramic views over Rotorua + Excellent selection of quality food, fresh ingredients, exceptional cooking, your stomach will thank you (after cursing you for eating...More

Thank JunichiT31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for tea with my partner. Best place we have been in a while. The staff are kind and very efficient. Will defiantly be back at some stage.

Thank LucyT_2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner. It is a bit pricey ($70/person) but it's also an unlimited buffet so you can really eat your money's worth. The staff were all quite friendly and very quick about clearing dirty dishes from the table....More

Thank RiverTam108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome customer service from Mikka. She knows how to make customers feel at home. Food is nice but more of for 20s and up not much for kids... enjoyed the experience even with the bad weather...

1  Thank Francis T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure book! This place gets really busy so luckily we booked. Our little family decided to give the restaurant a go since we were coming to Rotorua and taking our kids on the luge, a couple of years ago when we came it was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stratosfare something different to try. Taking a gondola to a restaurant is not that common Nice views of the lights of the city Met by friendly staff,we were lead to the buffet and explained that we can order like mussel pots. Staff were great throughout...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of choice on the buffet - nice service staff - very attentive...although on a busy night you can being to feel they are hurry you along sometimes. We have had 2 great meals here and will be back when we visit Rotorua in the...More

Thank Outriggernz
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we have our conference dinner there? We may get about 80 conference participants. We usually start with nibbles and a drink (plus cash bar), then main dinner, then dinner speech and finish off with a dessert.
10 May 2017|
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Response from brentwhibs | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just saw the question. Easy to fit that many. With buffet as well not waiting for meals to be ordered and served.
Do you Serve Indian food also
9 February 2017|
Response from annchand1 | Reviewed this property |
It's a Buffet concept and you do have a few Indian dishes most of the time. But note that this is not an Indian Restaurant.
Do you serve oysters on the buffet?
15 January 2017|
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Response from Kota T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for confusing, i think there were no oysters but mussels instead...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$56
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, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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 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.