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Aorangi Peak Restaurant

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353C Mountain Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0036
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10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Traralgon, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Arriving to Aorangi Peak Restaurant at 210pm their sign said meals until 3pm. Went in and was told only blueberry muffin/scone or garlic bread. So ordered blueberry muffin$4.50 and hot chocolate $4.50. Hot choc came out first, nothing special then the muffin about 8min later... muffin was bland few blueberries in it, was very disappointed. Left half of it there... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My Girlfriend asked for "Rare" Lamb for her main, what she received was borderline raw lamb seared on one side served on a cold plate with no stir fried lamb shoulder, chewy "bacon" and unseasoned veg and practically raw veg. We asked for it to be cooked again and it came back looking exactly the same. I ordered the beef... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Aorangi Peak has a great view. I was looking forward to this and a great lunch for my birthday. Unfortunately this venue has seen better days. Don't trust the advertising, this place is tired and while the food tasted great the venue is tired and rundown.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We arrived in high spirits and left in shock. Starting with raw prawns and shop bought mayonnaise (lacking the advertised wasabi) on 3 lettuce cups for the entree $22, and microwaved duck confit out of a tin. Then beef for main - our choice of rare and medium rare given to the wrong person - with a cream sauce lacking... More 

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1 Thank Jayneolivia
Putaruru
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Years ago a superb fine dining experience. Now more like glorified pub food The menu is striped to its bare minimum. With reasonable looking prices, but the portions are matched. The taste however is excellent. The whole place looks run down and tired. Needs some life pumped back in to it with good do-over.

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1 Thank TuwaPutaruru
Rotorua, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

After deciding to splurge out on a nice dinner date, we chose one of our very first date spots, Aorangi Peak. The first time we were there, we had a full tour of the cellar and had amazing service. Chairs pulled back, etc etc. The second time, it had completely changed. Waited 5 minutes to be seated at the front... More 

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3 Thank Doug M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We chose to go to Aorangi Peak for my birthday dinner, having been there on several occasions previously and having always been very pleased. Last night sadly was a series of disappointments. My Mummy always taught me if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all... So I will start with something nice! The room was very cold,... More 

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1 Thank Lee O
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We found Aorangi Peak restaurant by accident whilst trying to find the highest peak to take in the views of Rotorua. The views are absolutely stunning & the best in Rotorua. We decided to have coffee whilst looking at the views of Lake Rotorua. It was relevantly quite but the service although very friendly was slow . The restaurant needs... More 

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2 Thank Ellemay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice dinner in the intimate part of the restaurant. Serviced by the owner who was very friendly! Afterwards she took us upstairs for a better view over Rotorua by night 🌕

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auckland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived at lunch time unfortunately did not book about 10 of us arrived and should have booked for lunch . They were expecting. A tour group very noisy Kids who spent all their time on phones playing games and shouting !! Anyway we were told we could have coffee and scones / muffin Coffee cold ! Had long wait !!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$43
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353C Mountain Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 0036
Description
There is no other view like the one you'll experience from Aorangi Peak, the site is situated over 2,000 feet high, which is exactly 3 times higher than Sky City tower showcasing a splendid panorama of Rotorua, the spiritual home of New Zealand culture.
Aorangi Peak High Land Retreat is just a 15-minute scenic drive from central Rotorua and boasts the highest viewpoint in the district. As a historical iconic location, we offer wide range of facilities for customers such as accommodation, restaurant, shops and deer park.
This place will highlight your entire journey and the memories will last forever. We sincerely advise you to bring your camera along to take Rotorua home.
This is where you can discover the real beauty of New Zealand has to offer in a setting beyond your imagination.

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