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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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Camberley, United Kingdom
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827 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We purchased a combo ticket which included the gondola ride and buffet meal for $69pp. The ride up gives great views over the town and lake. We upgraded our meal by $15pp to get a guaranteed window seat plus a drink (including cocktails) and unlimited still/sparking water - considered the upgrade good value as my glass of wine alone was... More 

Thank nnmercman
Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a waitress Milka she was friendly and had a nice personality she is an asset to the restaraunt, we could not fault the food or the service. A must visit when you are in Rotorua and ask for Milka to look after you. Greg & Brenda Gold Coast Qld

Thank gregbrendacox
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food is average, perhaps a half-step above the typical buffet restaurant. The only saving grace are the panoramic views of Rotorua. With Dinner & Gondola at $85, I would rather dine somewhere else. Would I recommend it? For tourists ... rather do one of the many authentic Maori experiences. Would I go again? No.

Thank Shane H
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredibly attentive staff without being in your face. Food selection best ever. Window table with amazing view. Have to come back tomorrow. Can't praise it enough.

Thank tinpins
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Choice of food in a well thought out buffet was excellent. Everything was well laid out and even the fussiest person would be happy with the presentation and quality.

Thank Paul M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a wonderful dinner and experience we had when we were in Rotorua. Thank you Nitin for accomodating us with the booking we appreciate your kindness very much. Thanks to Jeffrey and Angelique for your amazing service we had an amazing time during our stay. The food was amazing, good variety to choose from. We will be coming back... More 

Thank Sudhir02
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing. We travelled up and down in the gondola. The food was great and there were choices to suit everyone. The service was excellent - staff were attentive but not overbearing.

Thank 22las22
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an awesome experience here. The staff were definitely the best part - so friendly and attentive, and then near the end, the lovely Derna (hope that's the spelling?) brought us a beautiful plate with "Congratulations" written on it and two lovely desserts, and also a card signed by her and members of staff because we... More 

Thank Gary G
Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Selection of food was extensive, the quality was very good and the service was excellent. The food is served in a buffet style and the dishes were replenished continually.

Thank Diana O
Manukau, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the BEST buffet I have ever been to tino reka (delicious) the meat station was my fav they had ribs there that looked like they had walked of the set of the flintstones! Service was amazing too and Chanadda really looked after us making sure the table was always clear and that we always had what we needed,... More 

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Local cuisine, 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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