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Stratosfare Rotorua

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178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went to Stratosphere for a birthday dinner while visiting Rotorua on holidays. The views are amazing and the buffet was really excellent. Lots of seafood options and grill options. My kids loved the dessert bar. I would recommend taking the opportunity to do any of the adrenalin activities while you're there. We made the mistake of deciding not to... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A wide array of entrée's, mains and desserts. Service was excellent and we were very well looked after by Gurtej.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Jefrin looked after us so well. Very, very good service. Good food, good variety, great view. Nice for lunch on a day with good weather.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Loved our night dining at the stratosphere rotorua. The staff, particularly the manager Alok, went above and and beyond to make my husbands birthday dinner a special one. Amazing views, well worth the price, huge variety of top quality dishes. Would recommend to anyone's and will definitely be back again ourselves. Thank you Alok for making sure we had a... More 

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The last time we visited I avoided this place as I tend not to like buffets - so this time I read the TA reviews and decided to book lunch ....... it's just aswell I did our party of 9 all agreed it was fantastic , great choice , fresh cooked produce , they cater for vegetarian and Gluten free... More 

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Perth, Australia
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79 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Stratosfare Restaurant has a spectacular location high above Rotorua and although on the day of our visit the weather was rather unpleasant, the views over the city and lake were quite impressive. The restaurant staff were all very friendly and helpful and the variety of food on offer for the buffet lunch was extensive and indeed very tasty. The... More 

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Thank Kevin M
Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The stratosphere is a great restaurant with delicious foods and amazing sites. It's an all you can eat restraunt so you can eat all the good food you want. But it highly recommend them.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Loved everything there. The food was beautiful, the best buffet I've been to. Meat was kept hot and moist. Salads were fresh and crunchy. My fave was the lamb and kumara salad. Ice cream flavours were yummy. Pancakes were yum didn't need any topping because they were already good on their own, toppings are fun for the kids though. Great... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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116 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Thanks for a brilliant dining experience, including excellent Gluten Free options. Would recommend to everyone - the best way to book is via BookMe, we got significant discounts this way. I can imagine if it was busy it would be far less pleasant though, even with the restaurant only being 1/3 to 1/2 full, there was a lot of bustle... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic buffet and service,absolutely faultless these guys are true professionals especially Gurtej thanks man you made the night more memorable and truly added to the occasion with your professional attitude and friendly personality an asset to the business We go everytime we're in Rotorua it is one of the highlights not to mention the stunning views!Would highly recommend to others,can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 56
Cuisine
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?