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Stratosfare Rotorua

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Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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185 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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

Rotorua, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food and service at Stratosfare Rotorua is a buffet, but the best I have tasted, a great variety, well presented and an awesome view over Rotorua while you indulge your taste buds in exquisite food and beverage. The service was attentive but not interruptive. Value for money excellent.

Thank Xquizit L
Rotorua District, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the meal was great the atmosphere although very large was very comfortable. The staff were great the service was very good. The food was fantastic with a large range of fresh delights.

Thank finelinecreative
Rotorua, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This buffet is hard to beat.we went for lunch and enjoyed the relaxing views,great food and service.Any day is a good day going to Stratosphere

Thank kiwigal69
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a beautiful clear night you couldn't ask for anything better. This is probably the best smorgasbord menu I have ever been to. Such an amazing array of food of your choice, everything from soup, seafood and the most amazing steaks to pick from. The dessert choice is also fantastic and I highly recommend the food here. Also the views... More 

Thank Linda L
Granville, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I went to the dinner buffet. There was an excellent selection of fresh foods. The staff was extremely courteous and friendly, especially Milka who took time with us to walk through the buffet. She explained everything and took excellent care of us! The view was quite lovely and we had excellent seats by the window. We will... More 

Thank RelaxedBuddha
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my mum and my auntys up here for dinner. Very pricy but once u are up there the views are spectacular. Food was extremely lovely and so much to choose from. I'm a sucker for pate just love the stuff. Variety of desserts too many to choose from. Family had so much to eat they loved it.

Thank Tania T
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing....Nice Place. Very beautiful place. I have dinner in StratosFare with EIT group ELTO Intake 43 tonight. We come from six countries. Indonesia, Lao, Myanmar, Cambodia, vietnam and Timor Leste. I met Milka the Staf of Restaurant, she is good person and awesome. Hopefuly succes to Stratosfare.

Thank Jendral A
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time here and we were pleasantly surprised. The array of food on offer was amazing such a great selection and catered for all tastes. We dined early at 5.45 to see the views before the night set in and the restaurant was packed and stayed that way until we left over 2 hours later definitely worth... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After an enjoyable trip up the gondola with great view of the city lights we enjoyed a great buffet dinner with plenty to choose from. Out waitress, Milka, deserves special mention. She was very attentive and a pleasure to meet.

Thank rjstantiall

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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, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, 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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: 185 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, 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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