Monday - Friday: 9am - late
Saturday & Sunday: 8am - late (Summer)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - late (Winter)
Public Holidays (8am-late)
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About CBK Craft Bar Kitchen
Welcome to CBK – your cozy neighborhood retreat.
Come on in and take a seat, Let us bring you the best of New Zealand craft beers, ciders and culinary delights. Because today, it’s all about you.
Home of 60 Beers, we handpick you the best of New Zealand craft with an ever changing selection which is determinedly Kiwi as.
We specialise in STONEGRILL™. This is a truly unique way of experiencing the best cuts, searing in the nutritional and flavoursome juices, ensuring you get a super tender and sensational tasting meal. The rest of our menu features CBK devotee favourites, juicy burgers, sensational smoked dishes, amazing steaks, and sensational small plates.
We welcome the young, the old, and everything in between! We hope you’ll remember us as a lively, cozy and unpretentious sanctuary in the city, where the service was brilliant, the food was exceptional and there were dozens of great Kiwi craft beers on offer, just for you.
our waitress was really nice and friendly and even gave the birthday boy a skillet cookie. we had a great time thanks.
Waiting service was pretty ratshit, had to keep asking for service for drinks and then to take our plates away when finished main meal after a long time waiting so we could order dessert, got the wrong dessert also. Wasn't even like they were that busy. Hate it when asked if "yous ready to order". Otherwise food was very good.
Most of the staff were amazing however there was one guy that choose to yell out to customers and call them over rather then approach them and show them to their table. This happened a few times and it was disruptive and annoying when we were trying to enjoy a nice Valentine's dinner. Every time he spoke everyone turned to look as he was so loud. Im sure he's a lovely guy but he needs to tone down the volume.
Food was good. Presentation was great. Service could have been a little quicker. And meat for the stone grill could have been pre seasoned. But overall great experience. Nice atmosphere and vibe
Awesome quality, fresh and delicious. Stone grill all the way, great staff too.
We always come to CBK when we are in Rotorua, with or without kids. This time we had a fabulous waitress Sarah. She seems to really love her job and it made the experience really great. Thank you.
We travelled from Taupo to Rotorua just for the amazing CBK meals. It did not disappoint, a beautiful surf and turf and rib eye steak meal. The atmosphere was great, very fast service, so fast we had to ask the waiter to come back in 10 to ask us for the desert meals.
I understand it was busy (new years eve), but we waited an hour for our mains (stonegrill) which I thought was ridiculous and 20 minutes for our drinks. It would have been better if the waitstaff communicated our meals wouldn’t be too far offered us more drinks etc but that didn’t happen.
Slow service even though not very busy. Meals did not come with all the ingredients listed on the menu. Was served a large glass of wine but was not asked if I wanted a standard or large. Overall lacking compared to other times I have been to CBK.
We always receive excellent service from CBK. The chicken and bacon fettucine is the best in town!
Pretty good service Awesome food Great atmosphere
We love CBK, excellent Service and Food. Sarah has amazing customer service, a true professional making everyone feel extremely welcome. We will be back!
Had a fantastic time …..as always, thanks to the team at CBK. Already planning our next visit :)
A nice restaurant with cosy atmosphere. Food was nice however had a few comments from our party of 17 that a couple of meals were underwhelming in both taste and portion size. The ordering process for drinks and meals was a tad chaotic however overall it was a good evening.
Nice food... Great atmosphere... Humorous wait staff...
We were totally impressed with the service from the staff. Meals were equally as good. We went two nights in a row since we couldn’t decide where to eat on our second night and thought we couldn’t go wrong with going back.
Loved it their will definitely be back with my family! My only little nitpick is, the cocktails, while the best I've had they needed just a bit more alcohol in them, I'm a light weight when drinking and I had 5 of those and felt nothing.
We had a lovely meal steak cook to perfection service was great. This was the first time at this restaurant and we will be back
Great place for a meal with the family.
Everything was great however one person in my dinner party did make the comment that you needed more staff on. However this is my favourite restaurant out of Auckland Rotorua Taupo and Tauranga so I keep returning. Tauranga CBK is no where near as good as Rotorua. I will be back
Awesome experience. Great Staff and great food.
Terrible service. Waiter handed over menus and pointed us to our table then didn’t attend for a good 10 minutes. Wine bottle was uncapped and dumped on the table without checking it was the right one or a tasting. The food was pretty awful. Garlic bread was stodgy with no flavour and my stone grill pork was cold in the middle. The poor lighting meant I couldn’t tell if it was cooked or not. When I made the booking I didn’t realise we would be seated outside which although had a heater we needed to wear our jackets and coats throughout the meal. Our plates also weren’t cleared away at all. Very poor service. Would not recommend nor ever visit again.
Awesome food and service, me and my partner loved the whole experience and we cant wait to dine in again
Lovely lunch thank you Sarah and your team