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Stratosfare Rotorua

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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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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Reviewed yesterday

Impressed with the evening. Worth paying for a window seat, as is little more than the cost of the included first drink and the view is excellent. 8pm sitting a good idea to catch both day and night views. Delicious cocktails and impressive buffet. All...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed yesterday

....... after eating here. There was so much food. So many choices. So many things I had to try. And it was ALL GOOD. I couldn't fault any of the food. I felt like I would have to be rolled back to the gondola to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Getting away from Auckland for a weekend, we chose to stay in Rotorua. Booked dinner at the Stratosphere, not really knowing what to expect. Wow, were we in for a treat. Great selection of food, amazing view. But best of all, truly amazing staff. A...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you go for a special occasion, expect a lovely dessert and signed card, from the whole staff. Staff are so amazing and very helpful. I don't think anyone would ever be able to eat one of everything that is on the buffet. The choices...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We celebrated my Partner B'day here and it was the best decision. Staff were friendly and professional, Food options were long lasting and views of the lake were breath taking. We will definitely visit again on our next visit to New Zealand!

Thank 88NJR
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a meal up there as a group. Food was totally outstanding, staff were very busy but on to it. The food on the buffet was totally out of this world.

Thank Shazza1511
Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner and i had the pleasure of being served by Chanadda or Ann has she is known by. She was very fast and efficient on a really busy night. No matter how many plates i went through she cleared them as soon as possible...More

Thank Blake R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waiter Saphire was very nice and funny!! She made our experience very nice with a surprise birthday card and cake, really appreciated the friendly and funny vibe!

Thank Ranjan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cost of the tram with the dinner buffet was just a little more than the tram alone. Would definitely recommend this package.

Thank patrick c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating Wedding Anniversary with family, brilliant view, great food, something for everyone. Great staff,very accommodating, very helpful, lovely and happy. Our waitress brought out a small desert with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate and even sung to my sister and brother in-law. Her name was...More

1  Thank Katrina L
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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
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Average prices
US$20 - US$54
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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