Buffet & Grill Restaurant

Best views. Best steak. Best buffet.

Recently awarded a New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Award for 2014 (second year running) this restaurant will provide you with magnificent panoramic views of Rotorua and surrounds, and a delicious array of fresh buffet style dishes and our succulent art of the grill menu.

Enjoy the best of New Zealand and International cuisine for lunch or dinner at the Skyline Rotorua Buffet and Grill restaurant. Based at the top of the Gondola, the best views of Lake Rotorua, Mount Tarawera, and the city are what to expect when you dine with us.

Feast on a mouth-watering combination of brassiere-style buffet selections including fresh soups and salads and seafood specialties such as mussels, queen scallops, sushi and sashimi.

Enjoy our carvery roasts of beef, lamb or pork with specialty sauces to match and the cooked to order selection from the grill menu, with live cooking from our friendly chefs.

The legendary Art of the Grill menu will tempt your taste buds even further, with a premium selection of fillet steak, prawn and Morten Bay Bugs - all cooked and prepared on the grill to your liking.

Add to that our mouth-watering desserts, and you've got yourself a unique dining experience not to be missed - we know you'll enjoy our restaurant, it’s been a favourite with locals for over 25 years!

Restaurant Packages

Child 5-10
Child 11-14
Buffet lunch and Gondola package$50.00 $15.00 $21.00
Buffet dinner and Gondola package$70.00 $25.00 $35.00

Buffet + Grill dinner and Gondola package$59.00 $25.00 $35.00
Wine Tasting + Buffet + Grill dinner and Gondola$70.00   

Lunch open daily from 11.30am » 2pm | Dinner open daily from 5.30pm » late | Wine Tasting 5.15pm followed by dinner. 

**Child rates apply to 5-10 years, 11-14 years, Under 5 FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

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Book your restaurant experience in Skyline Rotorua online. Simply go to our buy now page and purchase your tickets!

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance, if you require assistance or a last minute booking, call our reservations team for assistance on +64 07 347 0027 +64 07 347 0027


Beef and Lamb Award

A passion for creative food, a commitment to quality New Zealand-sourced produce and a highly-motivated team have resulted in the Skyline Rotorua team winning a Beef and Lamb Excellence Award for the second year running.

Our Rotorua restaurant received the award for our Wagyu Angus-cross Scotch fillet and our Canterbury high country lamb and aubergine skewer with grilled vegetables. Both are dishes that are cooked to order from the “Art of the Grill” which sits alongside our buffet offering.

Skyline Bar

Celebrate a special occasion, relish in a pre-dinner drink or indulge in your favourite beverage. Our fully licensed Cableway Bar is a spectacular place for a relaxing or romantic drink, high above Rotorua.

Enjoy a great range of beer and wine or choose a cocktail or spirit from the bar menu.

Our restaurant & bar also makes the perfect venue for parties, conferences or special events, ask our Functions team how we can cater to your every need.

Volcanic Hills Winery & Tasting Room

Welcome to Rotorua's unique wine experience!

The Volcanic Hills tasting room is now open at the top of the Gondola. Enjoy a wine tasting in this beautiful tasting venue overlooking Rotorua city and lake before your dining experience.

Then join us in the Skyline restaurant for a delicious meal where we can match your cuisine to the appropriate Volcanic Hills wines.

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Our Menu

With a wide selection of gourmet food & fresh buffet style cuisine, we offer the very best in New Zealand & International dishes for lunch & dinner.

   The grill chef at the Skyline Restaurant in Rotorua


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Food Market Kitchen

Experience our tasty food with all your senses in our new food market place. Our cafe provides a relaxed alfresco dining experience with superb views over Rotorua all year round.

   The Food Market Kitchen Café at Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge.

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