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Stratosfare Rotorua

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178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my partner booked our anniversary dinner here as I heard great things! Definitely didn't disappoint! So much wonderful food to choose from. Beautiful view! Saturday night was super busy however our waitress put us on the quiet side which was really nice! Also the price for dinner and gondola was actually really reasonable and u would pay the... More 

Thank jpud12
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was exceptional for a buffet Very fresh and a great selection. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to be helpful. You normally would get this service in a very expensive restaurant. Then obviously you get a great view over Rotura and the lake. Don't miss this if visiting the area.

Thank paulanne58
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been here twice. The buffet is pretty basic. Considering the price of the gondola and buffet, not worth the effort. Much better options downtown.

Thank BlackiesMum
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG the best Buffett I've ever had!! Lamb, venison, beef, pork belly all included in the price!! All cooked to perfection!! You can even buy an eye fillet for $10 extra!! Plus seafood, salad & curry!! And then comes the desert table, creme brûlée, amazing chocolate mousse, ice creams; the list goes on!! Absolute 5 stars!!

Thank An_Lkey
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location, great view, nice trip in the gondola, restaurant just had zero atmosphere. The buffet meal just made it feel low rent. And some of the guests were too. Food average, drink over priced. Shame. Stick with doing the luge then eat somewhere else.

Thank JBNZ1969
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a joy coming up here. Friendly staff and excellent food make this a go to in Rotorua. Shout out to restaurant manager Pip for taking excellent care of us.

Thank Liam H
perth west australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed every minute . Gondola ride gave great views , luge down hill we could have done 10 times more , great fun . Annie at volcanic hills wine tasting was terrific, fun but knowledgable and we loved the wines . Then a superb buffet at stratosfare. Excellent evening and great value for money . Would be terrific fun and... More 

Thank jedda88
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection atmosphere and service No rush great views Fantastic food wine and staff very helpful Like the international range of staff

Thank davidpJ5354BV
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is quite nice with a good buffet spread. They can also arrange Indian food on request. The view from the restaurant is amazing and you can see the twinkling lights of the city below. Be sure to taste their VH wines - we tried the Pinot Noir and it was amazing! Unlike most places this is open till... More 

Thank NiTra1520
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my mum and aunts up here for dinner, very pricey but once you r up there the views are spectacular. Food was extremely yummy so much to choose from. I'm a sucker for pate love the stuff variety of desserts too many to choose from

Thank Tania T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $57
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 0027
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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