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Eat & Drink

Rotorua where to eat, dine and enjoy great views

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Budget takeaway eats to fine dining experiences

Let’s stock up your instagram feed with delicious food and a fabulous view of Rotorua at the same time. Two for one deal here. Sip your favourite beverage and enjoy the sights. Due to the impact of covid19 on the hospitality sector it is advisable to check beforehand for up to date information on opening hours. Couples on a romantic break Rotorua offers plenty of choice from fine dining to excellent street food.

`Eat Street` shopping mall in Rotorua, New Zealand
`Eat Street` shopping mall in Rotorua


Where international tastes meet kiwi favourites complete with Lady Jane ice cream bar to finish. EatStreet is a blaze of purples and red at night and together with its lakeside location is an easy place to meet and greet friends. The pedestrianised covered walkway makes this a great alternative on rainy days.


The view is of urban Rotorua. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The location is close to lakeside seating and lake walkway. There is a playground nearby. The Picnic Cafe should be on everyone’s list for brunch or a leisurely lunch. The cafe is well versed in packing delicious food to go if that’s your preference.


Climb Mt Ngongotaha in the gondola and relax with a snack from the Market Kitchen cafe. Your outdoors table is the perfect place to absorb panoramic views of the lake below. Watch visitors ascent on the chairlift for a thrilling descent on the luge.


Beautifully positioned on the edge of Lake Tarawera is plenty of outdoor seating with an open fire in winter. The Landing offers a well thought out contemporary New Zealand cafe menu in a truly stunning setting.


A repurposed general grocery store continues to have a nostalgic echo in the contemporary cafe Okere Falls Store Cafe. The cafe has an adjoining beer garden to chill out after your walk through the Okere Scenic Reserve. The cafe and reserve creates a inspired combination of exercise and yummy cafe fare. Get out of Rotorua and find out. The cafe is the very popular host for the Okere Beer Festival complete with live music.

Aorangi peak Restaurant, Mount Ngongotaha

Great food, a chance to sample local wine and take in the views from your perch on Mt Ngongtaha. Check Aorangi Peak for up to date opening hours.


Bistro style all day menu.

Contemporary all day dining set among chic decor with extensive indoor and outdoor landscaping bringing Rotorua into the eating experience.

Third Place

A local favourite overlooking St Faith’s Church, Ohinemutu and Lake Rotorua. The extensive range of counter food is the makings of a great picnic. Savour the coffee, order brunch and enjoy the vista of Lake Rotorua, misting steam stretched out before you.


Fine dining on the shores of Lake Rotorua sets the scene for an award winning restaurant. Pacific rim fusion style cuisine focused on using locally sourced ingredients.


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