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“Amazing buffet with great 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 #3 of 154 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. Last dinner booking 8.30Pm.
Toowoomba, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing buffet with great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We had a family Christmas Day lunch at StatosFare at the top of the skyline gondola and we're very impressed by the service and the quality of the buffet. By far the best buffet I have ever seen in terms of variety of food. It was a shame I could not fit any more in to try all the different foods available.

  • Visited December 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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Rotorua
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Exceptional ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Amazing new restaurant. Excellent staff and service and the food is to die for!!
Amazing views over Lake Rotorua

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Rotorua
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“Lovely Food with Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth trying during your visit to Rotorua. Fantastic food and amazing view over Rotorua City. Highly recommend giving it a try.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rotorua District, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Fanta-rrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic view , terrific meals!
Awesome
Have been there for couple of times for lunch and dinner with family and/or friends.
I have always received an excellent service.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
“Fantastic Value and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Stratosfare is One of my Favorite places in Rotorua, Great view of Rotorua, Friendly and professional service and fantastic food selection. We had a great time..

  • Visited December 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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