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“Excellent food, Poor maintenance.”

Aorangi Peak Restaurant
Ranked #150 of 250 Restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: $22 - $44
Cuisines: European, Japanese
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: There is no other view like the one you'll experience from Aorangi Peak, the site is situated over 2,000 feet high, which is exactly 3 times higher than Sky City tower showcasing a splendid panorama of Rotorua, the spiritual home of New Zealand culture. Aorangi Peak High Land Retreat is just a 15-minute scenic drive from central Rotorua and boasts the highest viewpoint in the district. As a historical iconic location, we offer wide range of facilities for customers such as accommodation, restaurant, shops and deer park. This place will highlight your entire journey and the memories will last forever. We sincerely advise you to bring your camera along to take Rotorua home. This is where you can discover the real beauty of New Zealand has to offer in a setting beyond your imagination.
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Excellent food but menu has been the same for a very, very long time, same with drinks list - It REALLY needs an overhaul to draw in more people. Only 2 other tables were occupied on a Saturday night, i would have thought it would be busy. It is sad to see such a place be under-performing.
This place is quite nice & we enjoyed our night but there are quite obvious areas that need to be improved to make this place as special as it could be.
Address the maintenance problems would be a great start. The top vip room overlooks some clogged up guttering (not the best impression) also the concrete path outside was covered in Ilama crap - & not just a little bit.
On a brighter note the guy (Indian perhaps) who was serving us was absolutely lovely & the chef (who i didnt see) produced some very enjoyable, high standard food.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I looked forward to going to this restaurant. When I arrived at the peak I loved the view. However the restaurant was disappointing. As it is a buffet the tables were set out with the food. For me the choice was dismal. The carvery, had only one meat choice, pork, all the other "meats were not appealing.

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Thank Roborhodie
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went therefore lunch. Amazing view!!! Food was great, really enjoyed my seafood chowder.

The interior part of restaurant definitely needs some touch up, perhaps they were trying to create a "vintage" feeling I guess, but when you enter the restaurant, first thing you see are these two old dusty chairs with dim lights, which is just wrong. The place needs bit of polishing. Then on the outside, there are chairs and couches with cushions lying around. Ruined the romantic atmosphere.

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Thank Tina S
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Visited Aorangi Peak last night and have to say it is in a stunning location and the food was excellent.

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1  Thank steved77
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The view from the restaurant is amazing. However, inside is so dark and feels really dingy. The tables had black table clothes which made it feel even darker, and they had not been cleaned down from the previous guests. Would not return here and am super glad I did not book dinner here

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Thank Corktorn
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