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Stratosfare Rotorua

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185 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Where to look first, outwards, upwards or at the live chef displays... Set...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Was a fantastic feed, beautiful view and great service, would recommend the stratosfare to everyone back in Australia

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Medowie, Australia
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Medowie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Was a fantastic feed, beautiful view and great service, would recommend the stratosfare to everyone back in Australia

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For my daughter's 18th birthday, took her and a group of friends for a combined luge, gondolier ride, wine tasting and dinner. And what a day they had! Some confusion over wine tasting due to our later booking time, but gave us a private, condensed sampling, and excellent attention all night. Best seats with plenty of room, a great view,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

went out for dinner with my Partner, was amazing wish I could have eaten more! I would recommend booking in early to get a window seat, we just missed out, the food was amazing, a great range, especially deserts. Was a great evening and a beautiful view of the city.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very good buffet style restuarant with to die for views. Offers a nice relaxing dining experience whether you want a quiet table for two or you are dining with family and friends. There is even an option of made to order meat selection cooked to your preference.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The package includes a good variety of foods. Even more enjoyable when you have friendly and competent staff like Te Aroha or Abraham rather than some who don't speak English well but don't admit to it. Definitely worthwhile when you have window seats and are being vowed by the amazing views. I have expereinced dry meats so recommend to wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very much enjoyed the view and service here, great experience having a 10 course meal over 2 hours. The food was overall good with a massive selection, however don't be expecting a thick juicy well seared steak without paying extra. Recommend you wait for a window table as it makes the experience much better.

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Thames, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A+++++ Thanks to Abraham for the exceptional service and everyone else for the amazing food!! Will highly recommend to everyone we know!!!

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Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We have not been for a couple of years and we were very impressed with the whole experience. The view, food, staff and ambience is an unbeatable package. Our whole family had a wonderful evening. Thanks everyone.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Just went there for dinner tonight, haven't been there for about 10 years, and WOW! Such a well presented buffet, 5 star for sure, not like many buffets around town which seem to be like a big pot luck dinner. The food was lovely, and the service was excellent. I love the new decor and design of the restaurant. Was... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I found the staff to be really friendly and the food was amazing. The price is expensive but the food is of a high quality. We have a season pass to the gondola's so it work out a lot cheaper. As a setting, the view is awesome. I do thing the food is worth effort. Hope you enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 185 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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