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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

New Years Eve is always a difficult one to get right, for both the customer and the establishment. The high expectations are only matched by the high price - and often there is some disappointment. But not this time. Stratosfare did a tremendous job of doing exactly what is said on the tin. Restaurant looked fantastic, tables nicely laid up,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While the boys were enjoying their evening Luge session, it was left to me to organise dinner. So I popped into Stratosfare and was immediately impressed with the array of food on offer which looked fabulous. A welcome surprise, I couldn't book fast enough. The boys were equally impressed on arrival and made a point to try as many dishes... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we are a foreigner visiting rotorua nz, and our host friend brought us here for a lunch buffet. you can already tell that there is something special on this place because you have to take a tram to go up there! the view was amazing as we went up and it was even better when you're already on top. we... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a nice buffet Christmas lunch here and I really enjoyed the ambiance and decor the moment we walked in. Everyone was in the festive spirit, the service was great and there was a wide array of food to choose from, as well as some great desserts! Note that there is a dress code for the restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Stratosphere for a birthday dinner while visiting Rotorua on holidays. The views are amazing and the buffet was really excellent. Lots of seafood options and grill options. My kids loved the dessert bar. I would recommend taking the opportunity to do any of the adrenalin activities while you're there. We made the mistake of deciding not to... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wide array of entrée's, mains and desserts. Service was excellent and we were very well looked after by Gurtej.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jefrin looked after us so well. Very, very good service. Good food, good variety, great view. Nice for lunch on a day with good weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our night dining at the stratosphere rotorua. The staff, particularly the manager Alok, went above and and beyond to make my husbands birthday dinner a special one. Amazing views, well worth the price, huge variety of top quality dishes. Would recommend to anyone's and will definitely be back again ourselves. Thank you Alok for making sure we had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last time we visited I avoided this place as I tend not to like buffets - so this time I read the TA reviews and decided to book lunch ....... it's just aswell I did our party of 9 all agreed it was fantastic , great choice , fresh cooked produce , they cater for vegetarian and Gluten free... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stratosfare Restaurant has a spectacular location high above Rotorua and although on the day of our visit the weather was rather unpleasant, the views over the city and lake were quite impressive. The restaurant staff were all very friendly and helpful and the variety of food on offer for the buffet lunch was extensive and indeed very tasty. The... More 

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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, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?