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“Only decent place in Rotorua”

Terrace Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #18 of 266 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$19
Cuisines: Cafe
Description: Contemporary decor and cool vibes abound in this all-day eatery; with a bustling open kitchen serving up an innovative menu of homemade, modern NZ food from early till late. Daytime diners should check out the Atomic coffee, creative cocktails and craft beer selection - all best enjoyed with food on the sunny, geo-thermally heated porch, which overlooks a sprawling back lawn with bikes, dress ups and a playhouse to occupy the kids. Evening diners can explore a menu filled with seasonal chef specials produced by a passionate team, in a modern dining room filled with tables of marble and oak, white brick walls and lots of leafy plants. Tonic Bar upstairs opens at 5 pm, with a carefully curated wine list stocked with a selection of NZ wines and signature cocktails. Its balconies overlook the adjoining park and lakefront; the perfect place to unwind. Terrace Kitchen is located 100 m beyond Eat St, between Novotel and the Rotorua lakefront.
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Description: Contemporary decor and cool vibes abound in this all-day eatery; with a bustling open kitchen serving up an innovative menu of homemade, modern NZ food from early till late. Daytime diners should check out the Atomic coffee, creative cocktails and craft beer selection - all best enjoyed with food on the sunny, geo-thermally heated porch, which overlooks a sprawling back lawn with bikes, dress ups and a playhouse to occupy the kids. Evening diners can explore a menu filled with seasonal chef specials produced by a passionate team, in a modern dining room filled with tables of marble and oak, white brick walls and lots of leafy plants. Tonic Bar upstairs opens at 5 pm, with a carefully curated wine list stocked with a selection of NZ wines and signature cocktails. Its balconies overlook the adjoining park and lakefront; the perfect place to unwind. Terrace Kitchen is located 100 m beyond Eat St, between Novotel and the Rotorua lakefront.
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is the only decent place we found to eat in Rotorua, which is otherwise stuck in the 1990s and so really limited with quality places to eat. This is one of the best there. A modern restaurant with an open kitchen, fresh and great tasting food. We had to wait a little while for our order as the place was busy so probably best to book ahead if you can. They do a whole lamb option which looked cool for a larger group or family. The side of roasted new potatoes was great comfort food and a generous portion.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Went here for a takeaway coffee, barista was pleasant and very efficient. Coffee tasted amazing as well! Definitely recommend!

1  Thank Jstours17
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

There is a little garden in the restaurant and it is very good for young children. There is a little house for kids, kids bike and others, so kids can enjoy while waiting for a meal. Parents also can play together!! Foods are nice and staffs are very nice and friendly!! Strongly recommended!!

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2  Thank Jay K
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Located not far from the eat street , a real jewel
Very nice setting ( good architect) , great service ... and above all great creative food : lamb was amazing , creative starters and very good modern cuisine deserts
Wine is superb
A place to go

2  Thank Claude P
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice in a row because it was so good. I’m vegetarian and picky but the food was excellent here. They use local produce and the waiter was very helpful and friendly. The mango noodle salad was delicious and light but still filling. Highly recommended.

2  Thank lizbeeNewYork
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