Rotorua restaurants & cafes

There are a number of fantastic Rotorua restaurants available for visitors and locals alike. We have put together a list of some of our favourite places to dine in Rotorua, and places that our guests love in Rotorua, NZ.


BREW Craft Beer Pub

Eat in Rotorua at Brew-Craft-Beer-PubBREW Craft Beer Pub is Rotorua’s Mecca of good beer. The pub is owned and operated by Rotorua’s own award-winning brewery, Croucher Brewing. BREW is renowned as a warm friendly place to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family, meet locals, or celebrate New Zealand’s fine ales, wines, and foods.
1103 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
BREW Craft Beer Pub Website

Capers Epicurean

Rotorua Restaurant CapersCapers has a passion to provide fresh quality food in an environment that caters well for breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee. Their foodstore sources a range of Kiwi artisan and organic products with a commitment to fair trade. The range includes the T2 products – an extensive selection of traditional favourites and edgy teas, unique teawares and brewing tools. The team have been proud of their success in being named Rotorua Café of the Year for many years. Go on and try their winning formula of great food and superior staff.
1181 Eruera Street, Rotorua
Capers Website

Indian Star

Indian Star Rotorua RestaurantThe Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant in Rotorua is consistently recognised as one of the finest dining experiences in the city. With their mouthwatering range of delicious Indian cuisine, all expertly prepared by experienced chefs, the Indian Star experience is one that will keep you coming back again and again.
1118 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Indian Star Website


leonardos Rotorua italianLeonardo’s is a small, family owned restaurant, Yuka and Leo have been in hospitality for more than 20 years all together. Our Menu is quite small only because we work only with the freshest products possible. For the same reason we change our menu very often, to try new flavours and recipe. The restaurant is open for dinner 7 nights a week.
Eat Streat, Rotorua

Mac’s Steakhouse

Mac's-Steakhouse-RotoruaWhen was the last time you had that delightfully satisfying experience of enjoying a tender, juicy, steak – lovingly prepared, cooked to perfection and served with just the right jus….? Stop drooling! Go to Rotorua’s award winning Mac’s immediately…

1110 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Mac’s Food and Wine Website

New Zealand Supreme Gourmet House

New Zealand Supreme Gourmet House offers gourmet cuisine with an Oriental flavour. With utmost care and combined with our secret recipes, we deliver to our customers both a delicious and healthy all new eating experience. At New Zealand Supreme Gourmet House, they combine quality cooking skills with superior ingredients to deliver to you supreme Chinese cuisine for your enjoyment.
1225 Amohau Street, Rotorua


picnic rotorua restaurant

Our quaint cafe is the secret of Rotorua. Great coffee, excellent food and a little conversation when the time permits.

1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua


Third Place

Third Place Cafe Rotorua CafeThe “first place” is your home and those you live with.The “second place” is your work, school or place of study.The “third place” is where you choose to go to relax, connect and enjoy. Third Place Cafe is a charitable trust committed to local community and wider social needs. Excellent little cafe overlooking Lake Rotorua.Great food, great coffee, great company.
35 Lake Road, Rotorua
Third Place Website


Urbano Bistro is a smart casual Bistro located on ‘MOTEL MILE’ specialising in all your requirements from early morning caffeine hit accompanied with a decadent sugar rush through to late evening, changing to informal bistro with modern contemporary cuisine. A place to relax with a group of friends or corporate dining. “Café by day, restaurant by night”
289 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Urbano Website

Wild Rice

Wild Rice ThaiWild Rice Thai Cuisine is an excellent and unique Thai Restaurant in Rotorua. Enjoy the most authentic Thai dining experience possible which you will not find anywhere else in New Zealand. If you haven’t had the opportunity to dine at Wild Rice yet, make your reservation today and experience the best at Wild Rice Thai Cuisine.
1114 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Wild Rice Website


yamatoYamato serves a variety of traditional Japanese cuisine. This includes fresh fish where preparation can be seen at the bar counter. The staff wear traditional Japanese clothing and provide excellent and friendly service.

1123 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua


zanellisItaly is synonymous with exquisitely presented cuisine using only the best of natural ingredients. That is what you’ll find at Zanelli’s Restaurant in Rotorua. Our chefs w have Mediterranean backgrounds which create a distinct signature not found anywhere else in New Zealand.
1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua
Zanelli’s Website