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Valentines Rotorua

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Fenton Sts, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 349 4490
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
a group of friends out for lunch

A good feed, not a lot of service, of course, and with so many friends it was very good. Beer helped as well.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Jasdo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went with a group for dinner, expensive for the quality of food even though it is a buffet. Lots of pre-prepared low cost processed food. There are so many better options - this was just close to our hotel but a big expensive mistake. Would not return

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We've all been going to Valentines for years and years and we know what to expect by now. I remember when the chain first opened and they had giant margarine sculptures. Now we just get a cheap feed. An all you can eat cheap feed and its OK. My local Valentines is well closed and my daughter who loves it... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have given this 1 star, as no stars is not an option. Thirty something dollars each and I would not have paid three dollars. Worst food we've ever eaten (besides the potato bake). Most food was cold, or the bays were empty.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We booked for a group of 24 for my mothers 77th birthday dinner as the buffet option had something to cater for everyones tastes. The restaurant is in dire need of a freshen it looks tired and worn. We arrived between 6-6.15pm to a relatively full dining room and along with other diners had to wait for some of the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A good feed, not a lot of service, of course, and with so many friends it was very good. Beer helped as well.

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Ormeau, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It was ok. Good range of food, some very nice, some just average. Adults probably a little overpriced but if in family children are well priced so averages out ok. If travelling and want something easy that you don't have to wait for and will fill you up, definitely worth a crack.

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We dined here as a family group. Adults $33.90 and kids $1.50 per year of age. The food wasn't great, the pasta was cooked to slop with hard dry bits sticking out the top. We were the first group for the night I would add so everything should have been fresh. The bolognese sauce was like dog food slops. The... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Family meal out. Arrived 6.45pm. 90% of dishes empty. had to ask to have them replenished. Terrible variety of food and what we got was cold!. Dessert dishes ridiculous and coffee machine not working. Wanted to give you guys another chance but NO, won't bother.

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very friendly waiting staff! But the buffet was very empty and the staff behind the hot food thing were not very kind. Was a good night overall but not too impressed

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

not value for money at all and the food is not good at all. so will not never go to any Valentines again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fenton Sts, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: (07) 349 4490

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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