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Regent of Rotorua

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European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
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1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4079
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank lindasamuelsson2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank Alexander P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Cathy W B
Eugene, Oregon
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177 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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.

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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!

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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 

Auckland, New Zealand
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are looking for something just a bit more special then try The Regent. Obviously have experienced chefs with flair as could not fault the food

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

Dear Phila987, We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. Our team will be delighted that you enjoyed your overall dining experience and found the food to be faultless and the evening special. Thank you once again for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the near future. Kind regards Nathan Maynard... More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful evening with lovely decor, fantastic friendly service. Delightfully presented meals that tasted even better than they looked. A dining treat that was well worth it.

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

Dear lefantlover, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your overall dining experience including the decor and friendly attentive service from our team. We are also delighted that your meals were beautiful and well presented and we look forward to taking care of you when you return to Rotorua. Thank... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I took 50 ladies for a set menu lunch. Service, food, and experience was fabulous. This luncheon venue is stunning, the food beautifully presented and service was first class. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. Te Puke garden club

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Thank pamela09
RegentGM, General Manager at Regent of Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear pamela09, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. It was our pleasure to have you all here for such a lovely lunch and we are delighted that you all enjoyed your day out in Rotorua for the Tulip Festival. The team will be pleased to know that you all enjoyed their attentive service... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Second time. Recommend. Great vegetarian options. Best of all great wine list. Scallops Devine, seafood of the day and all deserts ( we had four) all hit the mark. Just nailing a bottle of sticky. Perfect end to perfect meal

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

Dear Mike T, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your overall dining experience and that we are consistently delivering a high standard of food and service. The team will be pleased to receive this feedback and we appreciate your positive endorsement. Thank you once again and we look forward... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Description
You have the hotel listed, but not its restaurant, and it's a very nice restaurant.

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