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“Terrible Food” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Solace Cafe & Restaurant

Solace Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #98 of 218 Restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated a short stroll away from Lake Rotorua, Solace Cafe & Restaurant is the best kept secret in town. Solace Cafe & Restaurant offers diners a modern, warm and inviting atmosphere for relaxing with family and friends. Specialising in gluten free food, the menu is an eye opening introduction to great New Zealand cuisine, and features fresh New Zealand beef and seafood options. Bookings are highly recommended. Fully licensed and BYO. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Terrible Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We have just had the worst food experience ever. Uncooked seafood which when bought to the attention of the Duty manager was disputed. We had five seafood platters which were barely edible. The wine and beer were warm and the restaurant was very grubby.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Fab food, well priced, great service! Super easy to find and relaxed atmosphere. Great selection of food, something for everyone. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Carolyn V
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Try the eggs benedict!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Been here twice in one week!!
Took my in-laws and relatives from overseas here. I brought the Eggs Benedict and it was AMAZING!! Best I've had so far and that was also coming from my partner who is very picky with his eggs. Relaxing ambience with the natural canvas photos on the wall, clean bathroom facilities and choice of dining inside or out. Loved the huge range of Gluten Free options as well.
Service was a little slow but the food is definitely worth the wait! It gave us time to chat and catch up with everyone before the silence of devouring food took over.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cassandra R
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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213 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We weren't particularly hungry so George's seafood chowder suited him and my Caesar salad was a pleasure to eat. Good service, good food and well worth visiting.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Joan M
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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great service and food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Had Saturday brunch here with my daughter. Very sunny, hot day. Nothing was too much trouble - needed extra cold water due to the heat - They gave us a whole glass of ice - lovely. Thank you. Daughter back there again for Sunday brunch with her friend!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Shirley G
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