Which restaurants stack up in Rotorua?

The 2021 Rotorua Hospitality Awards awards acknowledged the outstanding hospitality professionals and establishment making a positive impact on the local café, dining and drinking scene. Congratulations to the following 2021 Rotorua Hospitality Awards winners...

El Mexicano Restaurant

El Mexicano Zapata Restaurant

Phone: 07 213 1175

Best Mexican Restaurant in Rotorua. Authentic Mexican Restaurant. Mexican Cuisine. Mexican Dishes. Gluten Free,Vegetarian,Vegan.


Regent of Rotorua

Phone: 07 348 4079

Escape to The Regent of Rotorua, and receive celebrity treatment with world-class service. The Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Wine Bar offers stylish luxury accommodation, restaurant, wine & cocktail bar, all with a touch of glamour.

Experience award winning cuisine at The Regent Room - Restaurant & Wine Bar. Classic French sofas, hip cocktail seating, padded leather couches, and an indoor/outdoor fireplace complete the Regent Room chic decor.


Ambrosia Bar and Restaurant

Phone: 09 536 4151

Ambrosia Bar & Restaurant is a local Beachlands bar and restaurant, serving European style food, all the way through breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Good Eastern Taphouse Rotorua

Good Eastern Taphouse

Phone: 07 345 4476

It is the place to be – Good Beer, Good Friends, Good Cheer.

Indian Star Restaurant

Indian Star Restaurant

Phone: 07 343 6222

The Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant in Rotorua is consistently recognised as one of the finest dining experiences in the city. With our mouthwatering range of delicious Indian cuisine, all expertly prepared by our experienced chefs, the Indian Star experience is one that will keep you coming back again and again.

Our menu is carefully selected from the infinitely diverse dishes that exist throughout the Indian subcontinent and offers a taste of the best and most characteristic Indian meals: rich and lavish Pulao and Biryani rice dishes, savoury North Indian Kormas, kebabs and tandoori dishes all complimented with hand made wheat breads. Southern India with it's predominantly vegetarian and seafood cuisine inspires a range of delicious dishes, spiced with chilli, coconut oil and coconut milk, the Goan Fish Curry being a fine example.

Just a short stroll from Rotorua lakefront, the Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant is in Rotorua's famous dining destination, Eat Street, located at the Lake end of Tutanekai Eat Street where you may choose to dine in our atmospheric restaurant or choose to dine 'alfresco' style while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of Rotorua.

Urbano bistro

Urbano Bistro

Phone: 07 349 3770

Urbano Bistro opened in July 2007. Since then we have been proudly serving locals and visitors to Rotorua with modern innovative cuisine coupled with excellent service in a comfortable atmosphere. We use only the freshest ingredients, sourced from all corners of New Zealand, where our team of talented chefs create them into beautiful, mouthwatering dishes that we serve every day.

A place to relax with a group of friends or corporate dining. We offer full brunch, lunch and dinner menus for up to 100 people.

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