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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great view great taste

Had lunch buffet at the restaurant today it was amazing. great menus. The staffs were very kind and friendly especially the older korean lady had a great smile and service. really really enjoyed her company

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had lunch buffet at the restaurant today it was amazing. great menus. The staffs were very kind and friendly especially the older korean lady had a great smile and service. really really enjoyed her company

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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our evening here and meeting Kasey and Karina, the Masterchef Maketu Chefs. Their mussels were to die for.. The buffet was beautiful, so much choice, I especially loved the dessert selection, small dainty dishes, so you could sample many! The service was friendly and efficient, the view amazing and the restaurant looks fab. I thoroughly recommend Stratosphere... More 

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Silicon Valley
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm a little surprised by all of the excellent/very good reviews for this buffet restaurant. I was also surprised when our hotel informed us that this is one of the best restaurants in Rotorua. We arrived at the park in the afternoon in order to do some of the activities at the top of the hill and bought a ticket... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had dinner with some friends at Stratosfare and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The buffet had a wide variety of delicious options to choose from for both dinner and dessert. As a local, I enjoyed being able to eat dinner while looking out at a stunning view of my home town. The service was exceptional and our server, Rincy, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I really love the concept of the place from riding the gondola going up to the restaurant where you can view the scenery while enjoying the excellent buffet and they have this amazing luge ride which Is fun. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone and thanks to Nitin for the excellent service..

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Seoul, South Korea
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My friend brought me here and it was one of great experiences during my holiday in NZ. This is buffet restaurant however you can still order steak or crayfish as if you are sitting in the a la carte restaurant. Our steak was perfect thanks chef gagandeep on the grill and chef shakti. Service staff were also friendly and helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our evening began with a surprise gondola ride for the lady which she was absolutely stunned with. at the top we took a small scenic walk around where I showed her some of the other activities available in the day. Soon enough we headed for dinner where we entered we were amazed by the atmosphere of the restaurant. We headed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The dinner menu in this new restaurant is very nice, a huge variety to suit all. We took our young girls and they were very satisfied with their meal and loved the desert options

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Perth, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a buffet dinner here as part of a conference dinner. Of course, I don't know what the menu usually is, but the buffet they offered us was delicious. A wide range of seafood, pizza, pasta, salads, breads, fish and chips. Staff was friendly and very quick to respond to requests. If this buffet is available to the public... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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227 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My daughter and I ate here a few nights ago. We haven't been to this restaurant for a few years now. Wow what an upgrade. The place looks fantastic. All staff were very friendly and welcoming. The buffet is extensive in all areas. Great to see a nice range of salads that are different from the norm but some popular... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?