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“Well worth my trip all the way to Rotorua to dine here”

Stratosfare Rotorua
Ranked #7 of 257 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$55
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Great choices, wide selection, great taste, friendly and efficient service. Just satisfied at the end of our meal. Always some dishes to suit your taste. International selection. Lovely panoramic views over the city which just enhances the dining experience.

Thank William L
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Wow is all I can say. When your grand children who are aged between 5-14 tell you that they want to have their birthdays here you know it's fantastic. Their were 30 in my group, of various ages, a special thank you to Seney our host, you were fabulous. The food, the view, the staff, the special touch with the signed birthday card by the staff with a slice of cake with a candle made this a very special moment. I fully recommend Stratosfare.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Hi i took my team here for dinner for Xmas shout. The food selection is phenomenal, they have everything you could possibly want. The staff the service and the view was second to none.
Highly recommend for everyone including families.
Thanks a million

Thank IvanandSusie
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

There is a buffet with every type of food available all freshly cooked.
There are good views of Rotorua below.

Thank 4SammyNorth
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I was disappointed with the buffet at Stratosfare in December 2017 for my Dads 80th birthday lunch. I had been there on 2 previous trips to Rotorua and gave it very good ratings but this time the food selection was poor and quality not up to the standard I was use to from this establishment. I probably will not return any more.

Thank nosurf
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