Ani’s Gin Bar & Tapas
One hundred per cent Māori owned and featuring exclusively New Zealand-based produce and drinks, dining at Ani’s Gin Bar & Tapas feels like you’re being...
Poco Tapas and Wine
The entranceway to Poco Tapas & Wine (“Poco” meaning “a little” in Spanish) in Rotorua isn’t immediately evident from the street, but once...
Te Pā Tū
Te Pā Tū is a celebration of Māori culture—history, traditions, aspirations, and, of course, kai (cuisine).
Located on the open, airy ground floor of the Scion Research Centre, Eastwood Café in Rotorua is a tad off the beaten track but worth the detour.
The Fainting Goat
The Fainting Goat is a fun, funky and family-friendly gastropub located in the heart of Rotorua’s CBD, complete with pinball machine.
Rotorua Night Market
Every Thursday from 4:30pm - 8:30pm enjoy shopping street side at an impressive range of boutique food, arts and produce stalls.
Bowls of hot sticky rice, thick udon noodles and hot miso broth sound like your kind of thing? Then you best get yourself down to Yamoto.
An easy-going eatery that is deservedly proud of its authentic approach to good food, good coffee and good service.
Ciabatta Café and Bakery
Come early enough and you’ll be privy to the glorious sight of fresh pastries being wheeled out of the kitchen and into the display cabinet.
New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute
The artistic heart of Rotorua.
An independent, family-owned bookshop in the heart of Rotorua, celebrating over 75 years in the biz.
Okere Falls Store
The Okere Falls Store team is big on walking the talk when it comes to giving our environment a helping hand.
As the name suggests, this restaurant and café has somewhat of a magic touch to it.
Social in name and character, this eatery is a bright and vibrant place to park up with a group of friends any time of the day.
The Wall and Basement Cinema
The music is loud, the staff are laid-back, and once you’re done climbing you can sit back and enjoy an alternative ‘indie’ film in the comfy theatre.
Capers Café + Store
Capers is a fail-safe place to settle in for a brunch, lunch, dinner or simply a coffee and newspaper session.
The Vnam Kitchen
Vietnamese food lovers, Rotorua has the place for you.
Volcanic Hills Winery
Rotorua’s very own winery!
Zippy Central Café
Fast-paced and a stone’s throw from the town centre, this local favourite café certainly lives up to its name.
Rotorua’s one-stop-shop for picture framing, photo art and photo restoration.
Full of classic Latino warmth and hospitality, you can expect to feel like more of an old friend here than a customer.
Loaded fries, pizzas, burgers, fish and chips and rump steak, the best advice we can give you is to come to Brew bar hungry.
Only open for private events, this place has food at the heart of its ethos, and thanks to the talents of some super-experienced chefs you can expect some exceptional...
Get your hungry self to this brilliant eatery, leagues above when it comes to the Rotorua dining scene (both metaphorically and literally).
A clear Māori influence means the pieces at ahu boutique are stunningly unique.
With a menu designed to share, it pays to come here with a friendly group who won’t mind you digging your fork into a dish on their side of the table.
Ever-changing fluorescent lighting and activity from hungry wanderers make this bustling inner-city food alley a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike.