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Regent of Rotorua

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European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4079
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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a delightful dinner out here and thoroughly enjoyed the ambience - a glass of wine in the garden, then dinner outside in the warm evening sun and coffees indoors. The service and staff were very professional and friendly. Menu choices very sophisticated and the food was superb.

Thank Wendy W
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

god location, very near Eat Street. Hotel room is spacious. Very quiet. Hotel reception staff very helpful with things to do in the area.

Thank Maria T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the Degastation menu, what a great choice. We had such a great time. The food was phenomenal and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. It was great that the 4th course was a regular main size and all the food that came out looked great. we will definitely be going back.

Thank Terri H
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Dined here last night for our wedding anniversary. The service was friendly and professional. The menu was full of delicious sounding food. Loved the separate page for vegetarians. Our food was superb, beautifully presented and extremely good. Excellent evening.

Thank kiwitravelnz
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We tried the degustation menu to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. The food was absolutely outstanding, and so was the service! the waiter and waitress were very professional yet personal which added a personal touch to the restaurant dining environment. My son had the kids' menu, which he really enjoyed. We are 100% happy with our night out!

Thank lindasamuelsson2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The degustation (4/5 course) menu is very impressive and the accompanying wines are very good. A very pleasant surprise.

Thank Alexander P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A wonderful warm welcome when we arrived. The staff is very friendly and professional. We decided to have the degustation menu with pairing wines. Every course was a real picture and very tasteful. The chef has a lot of technique and the variety of the dishes was great. For us was the desert the best: Icecream in the shape of... More 

Thank marco_4111
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at the Regent of Rotarua while visiting the Hobbiton film set. Rotarua itself is an unattractive town in an attractive setting by a lake. The hotel is ideally situated close to the main restaurant area and to the lake. The hotel is a converted motel with a black and white theme throughout. We had a boutique... More 

Thank Cathy W B
Eugene, Oregon
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203 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner with a group for business. Excellent side salad. Delicious duck main, and wow! A dollop of mashed potatoes breaded and deep fried! Fantastic Apple and ice cream dessert. Pleasant atmosphere and servers. Enjoyed my meal here very much.

Thank RFA2249
RegentGM, General Manager at Regent of Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear RFA2249, We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and found the food to be excellent and the service to be pleasant and professional. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the near future. Kind regards Nathan Maynard Hotel Manager More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Called in for a quick coffee - ended up having two!!Love the friendly welcoming service and coffee always great!

Thank Phila987
RegentGM, General Manager at Regent of Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear Phila987, Thank you for your wonderful comments about our coffee and service. The team will be delighted to know that you enjoyed your coffee so much you needed another one. You will have to try some of our freshly home baked slices next time too. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 4079
  • This restaurant is at Regent of Rotorua
You have the hotel listed, but not its restaurant, and it's a very nice restaurant.

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