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Stratosfare Rotorua

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Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Pacific Rim
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185 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to many buffet type restaurants over the years but this was certainly by far the very best. Most amazing selection of fresh food I have seen in a NZ restaurant. Every type of food available, seafood was delicious,meats & vegetables. In fact there was no way one could try everything. The desserts were to die for &... More 

Thank goldy319
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our meal here in Stratosphare! Got a special offer of $65 for the Gondola and a buffet dinner. They had a great selection of food and catered to a lot of different tastes. We were greeted by lovely staff and overall had a very good experience! Tasty food and friendly service!

Thank Stacey H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my two friends could not recommend this place enough. Everything we tried was exquisite, and the service provided from Ann was amazing, she went the extra mile to make sure we had a lovely time and we cannot thank her enough. Would recommend this place to EVERYONE

Thank Hayder A
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful lunch. Our UK visitors were also impressed. Beautiful food and a great selection. No views as the weather was rubbish but the food and the company compensated for that.

Thank 690edies
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with the family. Was really quite nice for a buffet. Beautiful views. Friendly staff. Save room for dessert

Thank Melanie T
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! This is a stunning restaurant inside and out, had the pleasure of dining here as part of the 2016 Rotorua i-SITE Famil and thoroughly enjoyed everything from the venue, the food, the view and the service!

Thank NelsonInfoCentre
Whakatane, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummy food, very nice waiters and an awesome variety of foods in the buffet! We did have to wait a while for the crayfish to be cooked, but I must say it was deffinatley worth the wait! Although when it finally came we found it was a half, the chef was really good when we sent it back he offered... More 

Thank darrcess
Westville, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fun filled experience on the swing and luge at the top . The gondola ride to the top ... The luge experience then Topped with a brillant buffet lunch at Stratosfare👍👍👍

Thank 123lynetteg
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrible meal at "Rotoruas best dining experience" stratosfare. There was not anywhere near the selection of food that was listed online. There was no pasta at all. No bolegnese, nothing of the sort. No brandy snaps and cream. No chicken skewers. We were terribly disappointed at the overpriced dining experience. No vegetables apart from bland steamed vegetables... More 

Thank Holly P
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my partner and brother and his family. Great setting amazing views and extensive buffet offering great choices. Will go back if not just for the dessert buffet


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $58
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Pacific Rim
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings
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: 185 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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