Don't know where to eat? How about trying this simple Rotorua Dining
Guide. It features a tasty selection of cafes, pubs, restaurants and
takeaways frequented by locals.
Eating Out In Rotorua
My family, friends and I have eaten at a lot of different places here over the years and we tend to stick to our favourites… as you do huh?
The dining here is fairly casual on the most part. This is no doubt due to a lot of visitors coming here, not only for the the tourism aspect but also for sports related events.
Rotorua Dining - Eat Streat
After a long day of seeing, playing and doing, who wants to go all out with dressing up? I know I don't. A pair of jeans and a tidy top. That's a bit of me, nice and relaxing.
Throughout the following pages you will find that the dollar signs indicate a general price structure:
$$ Middle of the road
$$$ More Expensive.
What you won't find here are all the chain types of restaurants. We have a lot them sprinkled throughout the city. You've got the main ones like McDonald's, Subway, Burger King, Wendy's etc. It goes on and on.
Rotorua Cafes - The cafe culture is alive and thriving in Rotorua with a number of them being quite funky and quirky.
I find that quite a few are a blend between a restaurant and a cafe so you should check out the restaurant page as well.
Rotorua Dining - Arawa Fine Wines on Eat Street
for that last minute purchase
There are some great Rotorua Pubs that serve up hearty meals along with full-bodied ales and lots of friendly banter. What more could you ask for?
We'll be looking at two local favourites. The Pig & Whistle and Hennessy's Irish Bar.
Rotorua Dining - Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour at the lake end of town.
Put this sampling of Rotorua Restaurants to the test, I'm sure at least one of them will appeal... and have you going back for more.
got quite a few restaurants, some are good, some not so good. I notice
that even the majority of the ones that I write about have the odd bad
review. I suppose it's all on the day as with most eating places.
If you want a simple meal of fish & chips or chinese then these businesses in and near the inner city should suffice.
There is only one that stays open late (To 4am Fri & Sat and 11.30pm the rest of the week) so I have put that in as well - for all you late night revelers.
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