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Stratosfare Rotorua

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178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Went here for my boyfriends birthday (spent a few hours at the top of the gondola wine tasting and luging alongside the buffet in stratosfare) The views from the restaurant are fantastic, we were blessed with a window seat! There wasn't the usual range of selection that you get at a buffet but that actually worked better as the stuff... More 

Thank NaomiF2901
South Island, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

had dinner here and it was worth it, although there was hardly any view outside due to the fog, food was good for me, i ate mostly shrimp, salmon, dim sum and steak... i like the atmosphere and the peach ice cream was yum!!! although i feel that the steak wasnt that good. my partner prefers the stratosphere in queenstown,... More 

Thank Shelathexplorer
Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Great service, huge choice of food at the buffet and an awesome view. Booked online and upgraded to premium dining experience $15 each well worth it to guarantee window seat. This also included a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. House rose delightfull.

Thank sharocoo
Brisbane, Australia
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261 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers an excellent spread of food in their buffet. The beef and lamb roasts were succulent and generous. The salad and dessert bar contains an excellent selection as well. There is something for everyone here. What will capture you the most is the amazing views you can see whilst dining. You can reach this place by taking the... More 

Thank Lulu N
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Excellent choice and quality of food especially seafood and salads. The roast rib of beef was perfect and staff pleasant and attentive.

Thank Celia T
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We booked on-line for lunch at the Stratosfare before travelling to Rotorua for a holiday break. The rides on the gondolas were great. On the way up we spoke with a couple from Virginia. We had a fabulous time at the Stratosfare restaurant. It was my wife’s birthday and the staff kindly signed a card for the occasion and presented... More 

Thank Celtic_wanderers
1 review
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Having been to the cafe many times decided on the restaurant for our wedding anniversary lunch. Great selection of food, good service from Alisha, enjoyable experience all round. Took the opportunity to renew our annual passes at the same time.

Thank Derek L
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Wonderful buffet lunch with great view. The buffet consisted of entrée, main and dessert items. A wonderful selection of soups, cold and hot meats, salads, vegetables, rice and noodle dishes, seafood and several desserts as well as a selection of ice creams. The price was extremely great considering it included the return trip on the gondola. Great outlook from the... More 

Thank kymnye2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Could hardly compare with the view and food from Stratosfare Queenstown. Also would charge extra $15 for each window seat for lunch, though not mentioned at the website.

Thank Sunny W
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

We had the buffet lunch which was good. A huge variety and well presented. The reason you go to Stratosfare is the view though and this is second to none. Amazing.

Thank Martin0NZ

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Restaurant Details

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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
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 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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