Top Buffet Restaurants in Rotorua

With all-you-can-eat options, incredible value for money, and a mouthwatering variety of cuisines, buffet dining is always a crowd-pleaser in Rotorua.

You can’t go wrong with this classic interactive feasting experience in a relaxed and fun atmosphere that leaves you spoilt for choice.

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s something for everyone in our guide to the best buffet restaurants Rotorua has to offer.

The top buffet restaurants in Rotorua New Zealand are:

Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar

Evening Dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant overlooking Rotorua.
Image credit: Skyline Rotorua

One of the finest all-you-can-eat restaurants in Rotorua is at Skyline Rotorua. Take the Skyline Gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotoha and enter the lively Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar.

Bring friends and family to share mouthwatering dishes made from the freshest ingredients. Guests can choose from a modern menu that includes seafood, slow-cooked roast beef and seasonal salads.

Share a bottle of award-winning wine to accompany the awe-inspiring views of Lake Rotorua and the city from your table!

Bookings are essential at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar—make a reservation today through Skyline’s website.

When: Lunch and dinner. Open hours vary, check current hours here.
Where: 178 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Gengy's Restaurant

Image credit: Gengy's Restaurant

Head to Gengy’s for a Mongolian BBQ feast. Choose from a wide variety of great food, including New Zealand seafood, spring rolls, succulent meats, and fresh vegetables.

Hand over your chosen ingredients to the chefs who will cook your food in front of your eyes on a special hotplate. Then, select a side dish of noodles or rice.

This venue offers a warm, relaxing atmosphere and fast service. Ask the friendly team about the restaurant’s selection of desserts.

And, if it’s your birthday, relish a scrumptious buffet dinner in Rotorua for just $1! Book a table or contact Gengy’s for more details.

Where: 1272 Amohia St.

Chapmans Restaurant & Bar

A delicious selection of fresh seafood at Chapmans Buffet Restaurant.
Image credit: Chapman's Restaurant And Bar

Come to Chapman’s Restaurant and Bar at the Holiday Inn for one of the most mouth-watering Rotorua buffet restaurants. Enjoy a menu of fresh oysters, superb seafood, flavourful roasts and delectable desserts. Enjoy the views of the region and the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve from your table.

If you’re dining with children and staying at the Holiday Inn, kids dine for free.

Also, join their mailing list and receive 15% off dinner from Sunday to Thursday!

Where: Holiday Inn, 10 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa.

Atlas Cafe & Restaurant Novotel

A woman serves herself of delectable treats from the Atlas Restaurant buffet.
Image credit: Atlas Café And Restaurant Novotel

For a first-class hot breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet in Rotorua, you can’t go past Atlas. Take a seat in their light-filled restaurant and admire the view of the grounds through floor-to-ceiling windows. Choose from an array of tempting, seasonal foods comprising organic and gluten-free options.

Where: Novotel, 1067-1071 Tutanekai Street.

Sequoia Eatery Rotorua

A family enjoys a buffet breakfast at the Sequoia Eatery in Rotorua New Zealand.
Image credit: Sequoia Eatery

Come and enjoy fresh, locally-sourced food, friendly service and a front-row seat to the Whakarewarewa Forest. The chefs cater for gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan and vegetarian diets.

Where: 10 Tarawera Rd.

Pātaka Kai Restaurant

An array of sumptuous food dishes waiting for hungry guests to choose from at the Pātaka Kai Restaurant buffet.
Image credit: Pātaka Kai Restaurant

Visit Pātaka Kai for a delicious Sunday brunch with amazing Te Puia Thermal Park views. Choose from a selection of fresh, delightful dishes, homemade pastries, and sweet treats.

Currently, the buffet option is unavailable. Check Pātaka Kai’s website for updates.

Where: Te Puia Thermal Park, Bay of Plenty.

Valentines Buffet Restaurant

A selection of desserts at the Valentines buffet restaurant in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Image credit: Valentines Buffet Restaurant

No one leaves hungry from this restaurant in Rotorua, New Zealand. When Rotorua locals think ‘all you can eat', chances are, they think of Valentines.

Valentines offers loads of appetising, savoury dishes at each of its nine restaurants across the country. Share tasty food with loved ones such as Indian curry, mussels, Tahitian salads and classic pavlova.

Where: 1119 Amohau Street.

Discover more amazing places to relax and wind down in our blog!

As you can see, there is more to this fantastic region than spectacular views and heart-pumping adventure. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect all-you-can-eat Rotorua dining experience—we’ve got good food for all ages. The team at Skyline is excited to welcome you to New Zealand. Find more incredible ideas to relax and wind down on our blog page.

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