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“good coffee”

Chapmans Restaurant
Ranked #48 of 227 Restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant is part of the Holiday Inn, and has been around named as Chapmans for many years.
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“good coffee”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

we had an evening coffee here and the staff was very friendly. We did have the buffet breakfast too.
Tip: morning could have a bit rush to better to be early.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Taupo, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Welcoming, attentive staff.”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

During a recent stay at the Holiday Inn Rotorua, we breakfasted here twice, and also dined at the special Christmas buffet. The food was of a good overall standard, especially Christmas dinner, but the wait staff really made the experience for us. You are a credit to the hotel - please keep it up!

If I could suggest any improvement to the breakfast buffet, it would be to watch the consistency of the scrambled eggs - a bit on the watery side! Also, HP and Worcestershire sauces would be nice to see - the HI Auckland Airport has these :) Oh, and grapefruit juice...

  • Visited December 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good range and quality”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

...if not a touch pricey. Good quality food, not familiar with Rotorua's gourmet scene but the food was pretty good. I ate from the buffet and my wife ordered from the menu - her meal was amazing and the Venison was cooked perfectly. Breakfast buffet was good too - nothing special, but a good range of options.

The only downfall I think was the dessert buffet which I thought lacked a little imagination.

Visited November 2013
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Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
“Not great”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We have been going to chapmans for family functions for years. We were very disappointed and won't be returning. The selection has diminished, they were slow to refill and we had to wait for the meat to be carved. What was there was good but not $47.50 worth.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Andrea C
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“There's better”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

I am from Rotorua and Chapman's is renowned for being the BEST buffet in town. Having just visited over the weekend I would now have to disagree. Such a shame really that their standards have declined. The desserts were all crappy store bought, the pasta was so tasteless, the roast meat was dry and cold and there was no real variety in terms of salads and vegetables. I hope they improve. If you are looking for buffet in town I would suggest Art of the Grill at Skyline, a bit more pricey but way better quality and the best views in town.

  • Visited September 2013
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