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Stratosfare Rotorua

) #8 of 179 Restaurants in Rotorua €€ - €€€ Italian, Indian, Seafood
178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0027
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (59 reviews)
“crawfish” (20 reviews)
“dim sum” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Indian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Grill, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
178 Fairy Springs Rd | Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 838 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked gondola and dinner for 6pm, gondola ride was great! Choice of food was plentiful and to a high standard! Only downside would be the amount of children being noisy in the restaurant and dress code seemed to have slipped somewhat. Probably should have booked...More

Thank abbie1410
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has it all; superb customer service, spectacular setting and delicious food. Arriving at the base we were greeted and ushered into our gondola, having been given free tickets for another gondola ride the next day. At the top we were welcomed and given...More

Thank 55vintage
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had a buffet meal at the restaurant. Great atmosphere and selection and quality of food excellent. Staff very helpful and attentive. Will definitely return on our next visit to Rotorua

Thank Trickydicky795
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my friend last tuesday 8th of August. wonderful staff especially Gurtej. We were given a table by the window and it gave us a good view of the city. Food? Just okay.. limited selections for a $60+ dinner buffet.. the siomai/dumplings tasted...More

Thank Jessie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant for lunch as part of our our day out at Skyline. The food for lunch was a buffet with a very good choice, something for everyone. High quality resultant food served as a buffet. The food was cooked well, some cooked...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, lots of choice, amazing views. The only danger is overeating - we were completely stuffed.

Thank Kseniya V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very disappointing dinner here tonight with my fiancé. The food was lovely & wait staff very polite. However the company at the restaurant let it down. It was incredibly noisy, kids running around with no parents to be seen, no management whatsoever once...More

Thank Jessica V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly the best value for money in Rotorua. Excellent dining with stunning views all around. A cold day well spent in this amazing restaurant on the top of the mountain - so much choice - we will have to go back

Thank leerundle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a Buffet person but this Buffet was great. Such a selection of food that even the fussiest of eaters would find something to enjoy from this selection. Service was wonderful. Dined at night which was nice to look out over Rotorua. They...More

Thank NthShoreTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife's 60th birthday party was hosted by the wonderful staff and facilities at Stratosfare. Complete with staff singing happy birthday and the birthday cake on a platter! The food in quantity, quality and variety was just brilliant. Service impeccable. Will visit again as soon as...More

Thank Colin S
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14 July 2017|
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Response from ericapetersgalatea | Reviewed this property |
At the moment and to the best of my knowledge it was around $55 per adult and $35 per child and that includes the gondola ride. They also have annual passes which give you some pretty decent discounts on most of the things... More
10 May 2017|
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Response from Morbidrook | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant was quite big, I'm sure they would be able to cater for your group.
9 February 2017|
Response from annchand1 | Reviewed this property |
It's a Buffet concept and you do have a few Indian dishes most of the time. But note that this is not an Indian Restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 0027
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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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