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Stratosfare Rotorua

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178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here before and had a great time! Tonight the staff were way off base! I called and made a reservation telling the lady I had a broken knee cap and requesting if possible could we be seated not in the main walk way (my leg cant bend and therefore sticks out from under the table. No we... More 

Thank Kelly K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and I were visiting from Sydney, Australia. My nephew and his wife took us to Stratosfare Restaurant on the 16th January 2017. I was amazed by the friendly and polite service provided by Te Owai (our waitress) & Rose (restaurant duty manager). It was an outstanding service and had a vast varity of luxurious foods for us to... More 

Thank Nipun L
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a local and have been to the buffet several times for lunch and evening meals. You cannot complain about the quality of the food. There is a wide selection of food for all tastes; from salads, roast vegetables, seafood, grilled meats, curries; its all good. I was shocked though, when I asked for a window table and I... More 

Thank Anthony H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning views of Rotorua, we came just on 630 and hit the dinner rush, so it was busy crowed and very, very warm Came again another night and found it quiet and very pleasant (@8pm) Staff were great and knowledgeable as well as very attentive. Food was buffet, and had a huge selection!! Something for everyone here, we couldn't try... More 

Thank IT-GuruNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Originally had booked lunch at 11.30am. I called to advise that we were running an hour behind schedule and was so relieved we were able to amend our booking to 1pm and dine for 2hrs. On arrival the place was so inviting and was seated by the window. Food was delicious. Wide variety of food to choose from and there... More 

Thank kweens2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

New Years Eve is always a difficult one to get right, for both the customer and the establishment. The high expectations are only matched by the high price - and often there is some disappointment. But not this time. Stratosfare did a tremendous job of doing exactly what is said on the tin. Restaurant looked fantastic, tables nicely laid up,... More 

Thank TheBigTravelBoss
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the boys were enjoying their evening Luge session, it was left to me to organise dinner. So I popped into Stratosfare and was immediately impressed with the array of food on offer which looked fabulous. A welcome surprise, I couldn't book fast enough. The boys were equally impressed on arrival and made a point to try as many dishes... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not recommend it enough. The food was one of the best that I had in New Zealand. Great Place. Worth the visit. Spectacular views

Thank Alejandro Z
Fremont, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we are a foreigner visiting rotorua nz, and our host friend brought us here for a lunch buffet. you can already tell that there is something special on this place because you have to take a tram to go up there! the view was amazing as we went up and it was even better when you're already on top. we... More 

Thank Arnel888
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice buffet Christmas lunch here and I really enjoyed the ambiance and decor the moment we walked in. Everyone was in the festive spirit, the service was great and there was a wide array of food to choose from, as well as some great desserts! Note that there is a dress code for the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$57
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?