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1111 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 1551
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07:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:30
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Paris, France
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely would not recommend this restaurant for dinner. All five meals ordered were extremely underwhelming and apart from one nice waitress, the service was poor. The wine selection was also disappointing. Would not go back.

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Thank KArmst
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined as two couples. Eat Street has a zillion eating places so making a choice was always going to be a chore. We settled on Solace because it looked OK and had a table free. We fond the food to be excellent came to us at a good pace. The management are friendly and we would eat there again

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Thank Roger H
New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called into Roto's on our way from Tokoroa to Matata and picked this place from all the others in 'Eat Street'. Can't really complain get what ya pay for, little small on the helping of mince on toast but the Waikato went down a treat.

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Thank meatm8
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yuk! The 2 spare ribs tapas was OK. The bruschetta was bland. The Pork belly on mashed potato was overcooked and tasteless. When the waiter asked how our meal was and I pointed out that my Caesar Salad with a poached egg on top actually had a hard boiled egg she asked who took my order... irrelevant. An expensive mistake.

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Thank Tracy H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the cafe are efficient and friendly! Service with a smile! The menu was vegetarian-friendly and they are able to customise dishes for a picky customer. :) The place is slightly on the expensive side. The ambience of the restaurant as well as Eat Streat is glorious. The dishes tasted really good too, especially the risotto!

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Thank Sandhya V
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our last night in Rotorua so we decided to order our food and have it in our hotel. Saw the menu on our way to the supermarket and we placed the order to be picked up on our way back. I was excited about my sirloin steak cause I love steaks. Got to the hotel opened my container... More 

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Thank chivani10
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Friendly staff. Very bad food. We only got as far as having starters, garlic bread and kids meals. There was no chance any of it was cooked by a chef. Things I didn't know could be ruined definitely did get ruined. High prices as well. Bad bad bad!.

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Thank Kerry H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went to solace for dinner and it was such a great time. We were seated outside and loved the patio atmosphere. The service was outstanding. We were taken care of throughout the night and the staff was very accommodating with our orders. We loved the tapas on the menu, they are delicious. I ordered the lamb... More 

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Thank 240gagand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Okay.. this our second visit to Solace and our first did not impress, but friends had organised for us to meet them there for dinner. Table service was nothing short of embarrassing... so bad we were laughing about it.. We had the seafood chowders. worst ever..watery and luke warm.. dont do it!! When the mains came out we had to... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly not the best. I was a bit disappointed here. The menu and decor leant itself to being an appealing venue. A few things could have changed our whole experience. Cafe was only half full. Given menus but forgot to come back for drinks order. Cleaned tables instead. Then finally took food order. No water on table. Scallops were cold... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:30
Monday
07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:30
Thursday
07:30 - 22:30
Friday
07:30 - 22:30
Saturday
07:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 1551
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.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?