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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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
So glad we didn't miss this!!

Be sure you come here for a buffet like you have never had before. From breads to dessert, there was so much to choose from. Kunal met us at the door and walked us through the buffet, explaining what everything was. That helped for when we went back on our own. Waitresses couldn't have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Clover, South Carolina
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Clover, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Be sure you come here for a buffet like you have never had before. From breads to dessert, there was so much to choose from. Kunal met us at the door and walked us through the buffet, explaining what everything was. That helped for when we went back on our own. Waitresses couldn't have been friendlier, efficient and helpful. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely dinner here on our trip to Rotorua. The gondola ride was fun and a novel way to reach the restaurant. The view from our window side table was great. The food was fresh and there was a good selection at the buffet. Staff were attentive and friendly.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

After a reasonably recent revamp Stratosfare is a great dining option in the region. Views are excellent and the range and quality of food on offer is excellent. Make sure you arrive hungry!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful settings. Nice views of Rotorua. Went for dinner & given window seats...beautiful night lights. Good service. Food was nice. Loved the desserts. Good value.

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Squamish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We did celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Stratosphere.When we made the reservation we informed them about the occasion. It was a nice surprise when we arrived that they made the reservation near a window which gave us a breathtaking view of Rotorua. The food on the buffet was tasty and the presentation was eloquent. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Had a small function for family and close friends (35 of us) ranging in age from under 1 to 70 plus. Carlton the event organiser was easy to deal with with and although it was a public buffet he arranged to set us up at the far end of the restaurant and create an area slightly separated from the other... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A magical view overlooking Rotorua. An amazing selection of food - something for everyone. Excellent staff and service.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is not the usual type of buffet found in hotel restaurants. It is extremely varied, fresh and plentiful. There is an extremely wide choice of both hot and cold dishes and you can return as many times as you want. Try and get a table by the window to enjoy the great views of Rotorua.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Amazing!!!!!! The food was delicious we went Easter weekend it was very busy and I was amazed at how well the staff worked our waiter was lovely we both loved the food and the wagyu steak is highly recommended would love to go back soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice time at the stratosphere Rotorua the food was great and the service was very good

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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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