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“Really Tasty Lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Solace Cafe & Restaurant

Solace Cafe & Restaurant
1111 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
07-349 1551
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Ranked #49 of 153 Restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: European, Dessert, Café, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated a short stroll away from Lake Rotorua, Solace Cafe & Restaurant is the best kept secret in town. Solace Cafe & Restaurant offers diners a modern, warm and inviting atmosphere for relaxing with family and friends. Specialising in gluten free food, the menu is an eye opening introduction to great New Zealand cuisine, and features fresh New Zealand beef and seafood options. Bookings are highly recommended. Fully licensed and BYO. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
UK
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Really Tasty Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Needed a quick & tasty lunch in the restaurant quarter of Rotorua. The place was clean & attractive and the lunch menu had interesting options. We chose lamb cutlets & thai prawns from the starter menu & they were perfect for a light meal. Both beautifully cooked with entertaning flavours. Service was fast & friendly but there were few customers in the whole street of restaurants that day. Great pot of English tea to round off.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Tasty breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Went for early breakfast here - a simple meal of scrambled eggs on ciabatta plus coffee. All well presented and cooked to perfection.

Visited January 2013
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Rotorua
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Inedible Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This would have to be our most disappointing restaurant meals ever. The food was sent out cold and uncooked.The restaurant was nearly empty so no excuse for the terrible uncooked food. The waitress didn't want to know about it and defended the chef. This turned out to be the birthday party from hell.

Would strongly advise walking on by as there are some really nice restaurants in Rotorua.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Rotorua
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Went there had the breakfast, food was excellent, service was good, all in all a good brunch. My daughter had the pasta which she said was nice, food was delivered pretty quick.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrible Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have just had the worst food experience ever. Uncooked seafood which when bought to the attention of the Duty manager was disputed. We had five seafood platters which were barely edible. The wine and beer were warm and the restaurant was very grubby.

Visited January 2013
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