Handpicked by a Rotorua Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Rotorua Family Restaurants'.

We've picked out some of the best family friendly restaurants in Rotorua so the whole family can enjoy a meal together. 

Lone Star Cafe and Bar Rotorua

Enjoy a hearty meal at Lone Star Rotorua, an outlet of one of New Zealand’s most beloved restaurants located in the cultural heart of the country. Since 2002, Lone Star Rotorua has been feeding visitors and locals alike.  Lone Star’s menu, famous throughout New Zealand, caters to all tastes and appetites. Items off the ‘Soul Kitchen’ menu are designed for those looking for a fine, ...

Abracadabra Cafe and Bar

Abracadaba is set in a vintage 1940s house that offers two charismatic private rooms for meetings, parties or intimate experiences.  With a rustic bohemian feel, it's a cafe by day with a tropical Garden Bar to spend sunny afternoons relaxing in and operates as a restaurant and bar in the evenings. The lunch and dinner menu is influenced by moroccan and mexican dishes along with steak...

Leonardo's Pure Italian

Leonardo's is a compact, family run restaurant situated on 'Eat Street'. Using the freshest ingredients, the menu offers a select choice of dishes which change on a regular basis. The menu offers traditional Italian fare where locally sourced ingredients and fresh food are the focus. Guests are even presented with a written card explaining where the restaurant sources their meats, cheese, fish ...

Capers Epicurean

Capers Café + Store, has been part of the Rotorua Café scene for over 23 years. Providing delicious food to locals and visitors alike in a freshly renovated space. Join the friendly team for everything from breakfast to dinner, coffee and cake, along with delicious cabinet offerings which you can enjoy in the café or to takeaway. The breakfast+ lunch and afternoon + dinner menus feature a...


A taste of amazing Mexican cuisine on Rotorua’s Eat Street.  Join us for a family-friendly, flavour-filled experience!  Colibries is a family friendly flavour-filled experience and home to the zesty, zingy flavours of Mexican cuisine, with a Western twist.  Colibries Mexicana is the place to be for good vibes and great food, where the flavours of Mexico meet Kiwi influence...


With wood-fired pizzas, nibbles, platters for sharing, and beverages, Eastwood caters to an eclectic bunch of customers, from scientists, mountain bikers and locals out for their daily trek. Central to Eastwood is the Mediterranean-styled pizza oven that takes prime place in the clean, modern open-plan kitchen. Order from the menu, specials board, freshly made cabinet offerings, or coff...

Food Market Kitchen Cafe

From a position high above Rotorua, The Food Market Kitchen Café enjoys stunning panoramic views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding region. Visitors can enjoy delicious food in the 'marketplace' of the Skyline Gondola. The food on offer features kiwi cuisine, with gourmet pies, fish and chips, pizza and curries all featuring on the menu. For those after a lighter bite to eat, there's a select...

Sequoia Eatery

Sequoia Eatery brings you the freshest food with the friendliest service from their beautiful, bright café, located at 10 Tarawera Rd. The cafe welcomes groups of all sizes as well as kids who will love their fun playroom. There also a number of private booths which are available to book and also perfect for meetings. Sequoia Eatery has a range of cabinet food made fresh daily that will sui...

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