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“great sirloin”

Solace Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #94 of 218 Restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“great sirloin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I went here for dinner the service was good I had a 200 gram sirloin steak with creamy mushroom sauce which was cooked just right and my wife had the fish was also cooked just right and we had a side of vegetables and some garlic bread and 1 beer which came to a $73. The restaurant was a bit cold and should have had some heating as my wife commented on the cold inside we had a seat by the window but they did not have many tables for couples but more for 4 or more in a group. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful and she made us feel welcome, over all I would tell others about this place and would come back they are also open during the day for coffee and they have outside tables.

  • Visited April 2013
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Opotiki, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best dessert!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We went out for dinner for our anniversary to 1115! Meal wa terrible so we didnt feel like eating desert there but needed "some taste" after the bland food. Went next door to Solace for desert and coffee! Wonderful! Thank you for making our evening! Best coffee and the crumble was to die for! Lovely staff!

  • Visited April 2013
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great staff, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

The staff here made this place a gret experience. From getting us a dessert late after the kichen had closed, to chatting us and making us feel very welcome, these guys were great. The food was lovely and the 3 egg special was very hard to beat. Try it , you wont be disapointed

Visited March 2013
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Thank Chris P
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Auckland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“YUMMY but need more.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Went here on Saturday Night for a dinner for Two food was good but I wasnt that full after the meal and my partner had to get more food to fill himself up. Price is ok but i would think paying $35+ for a meal you should be full at the end. Food was very Yummy though.

Visited March 2013
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Hastings, New Zealand
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138 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Yum yum yum!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Went here for a late sunday lunch. Two of our group ordered from the breakfast menu, and two from the lunch menu. The wait staff were very efficient and polite. I ate seafood chowder, which was full of chunky seafood and was just the right amount. Everyone enjoyed their meals, which we felt were reasonably priced.
Would definitely go back.
Was very impressed by how many gluten free options were listed on their menu!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank FleurP
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