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Regent of Rotorua

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1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: You have the hotel listed, but not its restaurant, and it's a very nice...
You have the hotel listed, but not its restaurant, and it's a very nice restaurant.
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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Very classy. Faultless service, friendly staff, very nicely laid out restaurant. Food was wonderful, very well presented with taste to match (sensible portion sizes) We really enjoyed our meal here. Not cheap but that is pretty much what you would expect at this level of service and cuisine. Thanks

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very classy. Faultless service, friendly staff, very nicely laid out restaurant. Food was wonderful, very well presented with taste to match (sensible portion sizes) We really enjoyed our meal here. Not cheap but that is pretty much what you would expect at this level of service and cuisine. Thanks

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Dined here on Saturday night. It was a pleasant experience with enjoyable food and our waitress was very helpful with both food and wine. The only downside is how bright the restaurant is. The room itself is stunning however all that white and bright lights almost made the place feel like a hospital. If the lights were dimmed this would... More 

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Belgium
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I hoped for a quiet evening and a good meal after a long meal however was sat near to a group of 15 odd women that were drunk and loudly talking. I ordered lamb which was of OK quality however the price was relatively high

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RegentGM, Manager at Regent of Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear Paniek, Thank you for comments following your dining experience with us. It is unfortunate that your evening was marred by another table enjoying themselves and that you didn't enjoy your lamb as much as you had hoped. We have recently changed our menu and are confident that the new dishes represent good value. Thank you again for your feedback.... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Dined here with a friend for dinner. The food was exceptional, however expensive for what we got. The lamb was 3 slices and was out of proportion with the vegetables on the plate, the chicken was similar. The menu is limited, the drinks menu fairly extensive. The staff were efficient, but lacked the ability for a bit of interaction. The... More 

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RegentGM, Manager at Regent of Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear Lee-Ann M, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your dining experience with us. We are delighted that you found the food to be exceptional, the staff efficient and the restaurant comfortable. It is unfortunate that you found the lamb and chicken to be out of proportion however we have recently changed the menu and... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everything about our evening was superb. From the elegant surroundings, incredible service and first class food. A pleasure to find fine dining at sensible prices. Two outstanding waitress who provided wonderful service. A very special evening. Thank you

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RegentGM, Manager at Regent of Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear 757Carol, Thank you for posting your wonderful comments following your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted that you had a superb evening and enjoyed the ambience, food and service. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards Nathan Maynard Hotel Manager More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

As guests of the hotel we thoroughly enjoyed their breakfast fare - served with flair and lovely fresh ingredients - especially the breakfast parfait with fruits, yoghurt, etc. And, for a nightcap, their small bar is very well stocked and Alan will chat about his Italian heritage as he mixes your favourite libation. Definitely drop in.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My parents and I decided to go to the Regent for dessert, and it was the best decision we made. The layout of the restaurant was decandent and high class, the service was absolutely delightful and the dessert was....delicious!

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Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a perfect meal after a long day of hiking (20 Km). The service was attentive and the decor was soothing .

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place has got to be one of the most beautifully set out restaurants in the country! The decor is amazing and the service is wonderful! My mother and I had an antipasto platter which has to be the best selection of food on one platter i have seen. The cheeses were divine as well as the cold meats and... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stayed as guests in the Regent. Upon arrival we decided to eat in the Regent that evening and then go out the following night to Bistro 1284. We didn't know at the time that the owners also own Bistro 1284 - so there was a degree of overlap between the two menus. The dining area is very pleasant, fine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

Description

You have the hotel listed, but not its restaurant, and it's a very nice restaurant.

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