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Regent of Rotorua

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European, International, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4079
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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157 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The decor of this upscale boutique hotel is black and white. Yes, completely black and white for all of the walls, carpets and furnishings. The hotel is a renovated motel and our room (#17) - although nicely appointed - was on the small side. The room had a number of nice amenities, including a mini-fridge and safe. The on-site restaurant... More 

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Thank Greg B
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Regent many times and the food has been outstanding. We went for friends birthday dinner (6 or us) and everyone's meals were either cold or mildly warm. one of us needed meal heated in microwave rather than wait for it to be re-cooked. the main meals were very average. Chicken tasteless and dry. Beef dish... More 

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Thank Flight007
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and wine with great service in a nice setting. The food was really good. We don't mind paying more for high quality food that is prepared well. It was really delicious and we will definitely be going back.

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Thank shiraz75
RegentGM, General Manager at Regent of Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear shiraz75, We are delighted that you enjoyed your overall dining experience recently. We are particularly pleased that you found the food to be high quality, delicious and well prepared and the team will also be happy that you appreciated their attentive service. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your comments and we look forward to... More 

Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here in January and the food was excellent. Good menu to choose from and we weren't disappointed. Wish we had of dined another night.

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

Dear Vanessa C, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience and found the food and menu selections to be excellent. Thank you once again and we wish you all the best. Kind regards Nathan Maynard Hotel Manager More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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

Dear Wendy W, We are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience here and especially that you enjoyed sitting outside in our lovely courtyard by the pool. The team will be pleased to know that you appreciated their friendly, attentive service and sophisticated food. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback and we hope you... More 

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 4 February 2017 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.

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

Dear Terri H, We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful comments and are delighted that you enjoyed our degustation menu and your overall dining experience. Our team will be pleased to know that they will have the pleasure of your company again and we look forward to welcoming yo back soon. Kind regards Nathan Maynard Hotel Manager More 

Rotorua
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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.

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

Dear kiwitravelnz, We are pleased that you found your dining experience to be excellent from the attentive service through to the beautifully presented food. We are always happy to accommodate any dietary requirements and are delighted that you appreciated the separate page with our vegetarian options. Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments and we look forward to seeing you... More 

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!

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Thank lindasamuelsson2
RegentGM, General Manager at Regent of Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear lindasamuelsson2, Thank you for choosing to cerebrate such a special occasion with us and we are delighted that you enjoyed your overall dining experience. It is wonderful that we were able to accommodate all ages and the food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive comments and look forward to... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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.

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

Dear Alexander P, We are delighted that you enjoyed your overall dining experience and found the degustation menu with matching wines to be a pleasant surprise. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive comments and we hope you enjoyed your time in New Zealand. Kind regards Nathan Maynard Hotel Manager More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

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Thank marco_4111
RegentGM, General Manager at Regent of Rotorua, responded to this review

Dear marco_4111, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your overall dining experience including the warm welcome, friendly professional service and the food and wine pairings. Thank you once again and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand. Kind regards Nathan Maynard Hotel Manager 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, International, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
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