Welcome to the newest hotspot on Rotorua’s burgeoning foodie scene - Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar.
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. From the tidal mussel tank, ensuring the freshest mussels you can find, to the flame rotisserie, Art of the Grill chef station, seasonal salads and delicate cooked-to-order crepes, this restaurant is a unique and decadent Rotorua dining experience that will leave you wanting to return again and again.
- Disabled Access
- Private Functions
- Veg and Non Veg Mains
- Free parking
About Stratosfare Rotorua
Set high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha, Stratosfare offers the
perfect combination of a lively atmosphere and classic ambience
set against sensational views – with wine and food to match.
Featuring a stunning array of freshly prepared buffet and cooked
to order dishes highlighting locally sourced seafood, meat and
fresh produce, Stratosfare will take you on a gastronomic journey.
From the tidal mussel tank – ensuring the freshest mussels – to
the flame rotisserie, Art of the Grill, seasonal salads and the
freshly cooked to order crepes, this restaurant is simply the
best night dining experience in Rotorua.
Better value to book the gondola and lunch/dinner combo. Well worth your money. The buffet line up is completely worth every penny! The cafe side is average, the food is basic, small servings and quite expensive for what is served. It works out more cost effective if you pay for the buffet and definitely worth it! The Gondola is a pleasant ride, it is a lot bigger than the one in Queenstown and a great view of Rotorua. Unfortunately, on our visit, there was only one track open for the Luge however, I can see great things for the other two circuits for when they open and am excited to visit once they are completed. My 6 year old loved every bit of it. The Zip Line is well priced for $40, my 6 year old loved it and whilst she didn't do the little mini bungy at the end, it was an amazing experience for my 12 year old for an affordable price. The staff in every area were absolutely amazing. Polite, helpful and made you feel comfortable. Except the luge staff, dont get me wrong they were polite but they may need a little customer service training or smile and be a bit more interactive with the customers (like queenstown crew) :)
Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise pudding, congratulations, card, and sharing our exciting news with us. We highly appreciated that, it made both of our night! Staff, food, atmosphere, everything was perfect! We will be back.
Great Service, Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Couldn't recommend enough.
Disappointed that no gondola ride. Most people wearing outside clothing as inside temp very cool. Read and conformed to dress standard - unlike others. Great experience
Excellent buffet avec un cadre magnifique et un service au top !!
Was fabulous would be the all blacks of the buffets, and makes valentines look like it a struggling footy club that doesnt know who will show up on saturday to play. I was looking forward to the pasta selection, I know the menu can change but unfortunately there was none. Hopefully next time this will be available. Can the meat be labeled lol i know but it was hard to distinguish the venison, i m kinda sure there was none but labels would be good. Tbh i couldnt tell lamb and venison apart if they were cooked in front of me so maybe labels so i can tell my friends yup i had venison. Cheers
I found most of the food beautifully presented, but rather bland in flavour. My partner's opinion was the same! We finished our meal with a coffee that was tepid and overbrewed. I put some hot water in to at least make it hot, but it was still too bitter to drink. My partner and I were charged for our coca colas which were supposed to be part of the price, but I was so disappointed with the meal that I just wanted to get out of there. My plan was to treat my partner to a superlative dining experience and I was embarrassed that I wasn't able to impress him. I didn't find the food any better than Valentines to be honest. We had a burger at Burger King the next evening before going to see a comedian playing at the Blue Baths and I actually enjoyed the burger more. Your staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble but the food was your standard buffet fare with regards to flavour at an expensive price. My partner was disappointed and said he would never come back, and I won't bother either. Lynley Carmichael
We held a large whanau celebration for my mother’s 80th birthday at the Stratosfare. I cannot speak highly enough about the experience. From the outset the communication with staff, especially events manager Lydia was friendly, efficient and accomodating. Upon arrival on the day we were greeted professionally by both staff at the bottom terminal and the lovely restaurant staff. Everything was done to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. The set up was stunning, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I would have no hesitation in recommending the StratosFare to anyone looking for a wonderful meal that is great value for money in a breathtaking setting. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou.
Amazing food, service and view, however is overpriced for the goods offered.
The whole restaurant signed a happy anniversary card and delivered to our table with a special dessert. Everyone was kind, and helpful. The food is so delicious that I ate too much and am now lying in the floor unable to move. So overall I’d say this place is the tits
Beautiful food & friendly service.
The staff made our night friendly,welcoming and helpful thank you
Thanks so much especially to our waitress, she was so polite and friendly, food was awesome. Staff were amazing. Shuttle driver was cool. We had a really nice night. Birthday card was so nice. Meadow (daughter) had a nice sweet 16th dinner xx
Stratosphere is my fave restaurant EVER! Food is amazing with massive variety. Stunning views, and so cosy!!!
Enjoyed the awesome view from our window seat. Tasty food & great staff, made special by a bday card & a slice of cake presented beautifully with candle on behalf of the staff. Thank you 😆
Service was great and food was amazing as always.
Wonderful experience with the food and the view. Staff service is really good and of course they made my day special.
Absolutely the best food, especially range and quality of meat selections I have ever had. Have already booked for Christmas. Staff interactions and service were exemplary. Thank you for a memorable evening.
Excellent service as always, the staff really do our city proud!!!!
Great day out
AS usual very good service and ambiance,thank yourself
The staff were super friendly, even gave my husband a birthday card and a little birthday dessert. They went above and beyond. Food was amazing and we loved the wine tasting option of trying three smaller serves of wine.
Very enjoyable as usual.Food quality is fantastic and the service is great.We will be back soon
Over priced for buffet meal!