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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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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

ride the gondola to the top ,restaurant odours coming up flight of stairs ,presented ourselves, seated and had our individual serving staff looking after our table was 5 points. As it is buffet the selection was incredible it had everything meat fish and then all other combinations and the sweets too much, our table staff were courteous and removed soiled... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

There is actually too much good food to choose from so it took some restraint to not overeat. There are soups, salads, noodles, fish, beef, chicken and lamb prepared in several different styles (asian, local, international). The desserts looked great but I was too full after sampling the many different options. Well worth the trip up on the gondolas.

Thank ncr1jmj
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My mom booked a table for 7 around 7ish pm and wanted to be moved to a table near glass window for a better view, she also requested wine and a birthday crepe, for it is a special night. They said its possible but it would be a $15 extra per head for it. My mom agreed but when we... More 

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Concord, CA
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The view is great. The selection at the buffet rivals the best Churrascarias in São Paulo. The meat was good and the deserts delicious. They push their brand of wine, and it's not bad! The price of fine dining, but it's more Vegas.

Thank Tim H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to come for our minimoon dinner date and there were absolutely no regrets (apart from the share amount of food we ate that gave us mad food comas) Fantastic selection of food, great price, amazing friendly staff and a view to die for!

Thank TianaB91
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Fantastic experience. Really unique and lovely welcome. Marie who greeted us, then walked us along the buffet describing all the foods on offer. A very positive way to start the experience. Chefs and food service staff were happy to answer my questions and slice a bit more crackling! The two wait staff who served us, Taniya and Alishya, were delightful... More 

Thank Tracey H
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We went to Stratosfare restaurant and had buffet dinner. We were looked after very well by Sunny. Thank you

Thank ggiri515
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

a great variety choice of food and wonderful service! The waitress Milka provided very nice service and we were all happy and contented! Can get a offer price on Trademe! Value for money was great!

Thank Wing1210
Rotorua, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great place to visit and eat. Fresh food, choice of a la carte.or smorgasbord. Lovely views day or night. Reasonably priced. Lovely views day or night.

Thank annieck2016
Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We recently went up for a birthday meal for my 10 year old grandson. We were treated well from the time we arrived . The variety and quality of food was amazing. Our wait staff were attentive. Just a very enjoyable package.

Thank 319raewync

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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
USD 21 - USD 57
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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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