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“Stunning views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stratosfare Rotorua

Stratosfare Rotorua
185 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
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Ranked #8 of 153 Restaurants in Rotorua
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
“Stunning views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The food was absolutely fantastic and fresh. Great staff and a stunning view of Rotorua. Prices are very reasonable for what is on offer.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
“Yummy Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This puts a positive spin on dining in the Sky. The food is great. I love the new bar and waiting area.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Good Food, Great Service, Lovely view to die for!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The refurbishment has uplifted the overall experience of Stratosfare Restaurant. It is definitely one of the finest restaurants in Rotorua, with the atmosphere and view to offer. The variety of buffet is great, and some speciality you can add on if you wanna spoil yourself. Perfect place with family or couple for dinner.

Overall definite place to visit and dine on your trip to Rotorua!

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1 review
“Great place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great and delicious food always.
Huge servings, Friendly staff, Fantastic and Supreme scenic view. .
Strongly recommend!

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great before, now even better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the Skyline restaurant prior to the upgrade, now it is even better. The ceiling and light shades are wooden, reflecting Rotorua's forestry. The food is fresh, full of variety and so tasty. Great cuts of meat cooked while you wait, and for a few $$ more you can order crayfish or specialised meat cuts. And don't forget the view! Panoramic. Fully recommend this for a great evening.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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