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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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Rotorua, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

An excellent array of choice, tasty food, breads, entrees, seafood, prawns, meats, cheeses salads, desserts, all in a buffet, but if you want other special prime cuts of meat you can pay extra. The view is great at night overlooking Rotorua city..we will be back

Thank Zcorpion
Ahmedabad, India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2016

We had very good and tasty vegetarian meal at the restaurant and dessert section was really mouth watering. Special mention for Alok, at bar, who had great enthusiasm for making Mocktails for people like me who are teetotaler . Overall one should have a break for food after Gondla and Luge ride. Atmosphere was of fun and high energy.

Thank HirenM_13
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We went up by Gondola for our last night in Rotorua and were so glad we did. Everything was wonderful, soups, anti pasto, magnificent meat selection, noodles, seafood, salads etc and all the accompaniments anyone could ask for. Dessert was varied and delicious. Staff were great too. We've been ro a lot of buffets over the years and this is... More 

Thank MinkaJ
1 review
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a company Christmas Party Dinner. We enjoyed the food and ambiance with excellent service especially with Mark. Highly recommended!

Thank Princess C
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2 reviews
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Love the view of the Restaurant. It's very romantic!! Foods are so great! And the ambiance is very alluring!! Staffs are very good as well! Cheers to Mr. Jefrin for being so good to us and very hospitable! He make sure that he is taking care of us during our entire stay! Me and my friends are so happy about... More 

Thank Ry D
Gold Coast; Queensland
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016

We booked Stratosfare Rotorua for our first night in town. We arrived at about 7pm so we could get a view of the town in sunlight and see the sunset while dining (Nov 16). The restaurant itself was laid out well - there were plenty of options to choose from and even some inexpensive upgrades to things like grilled lobster... More 

1 Thank Amanda W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Went to dine out at this fabulous restaurant last night and was struck by how friendly the amazing staff were!!! Nothing was too much trouble and the staff interactions were just a perfect balance. We were served by the lovely Merle and we also met the friendliest male staff member called Jeffrane, who introduced himself and explained all the different... More 

1 Thank Michelle R
Long Beach, California
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

First off you ride on a Gondola that will bring you up to Stratosfare. Restaurant is huge , clean and very well maintain. Staff are very efficeint with a smiling face. View is spectacular. Would visit again.

Thank SCT0356
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were told that the restaurant had changed. It is a smörgåsbord with an amazing variety of dishes. For a gluten free person in our family there was so much available for them to eat as well. The only problem I found was that it was impossible to eat all that I wanted to eat. There were so many choices... More 

Thank Graeme M
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

From the time we arrived and traveled up on the gondola it was a great night. Tge views were beautiful and the food well cooked and so much variety. I had a couple of cocktails and the were well priced and lovely. Finally our waiter Martin was lovely and provided such good service. Thank Martin for your service.

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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 - $56
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, 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
Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?