Best Outdoor Dining In Rotorua


With the unique geothermal and lake setting of Rotorua, what better way to enjoy views than with an outdoor dining spot.  Rotorua has its fair share of restaurants with outdoor dining with lakefront, geothermal and town centre settings all featuring in our 'Best Rotoura Outdoor Dining' list.

Abracadabra Cafe and Bar

Best Outdoor Dining In Rotorua

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... More info

Atticus Finch

Best Outdoor Dining In Rotorua

Atticus Finch offers flavoursome and innovative food using fresh and seasonal ingredients that whenever possible are sourced locally. The dinner menu has been designed to share, with a choice of plate sizes that allow a series of tastings including Edamame Beans with Sichuan Salt,  Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters with Carrot, Coriander, Coconut Salad and Tzatziki, Chorizo, Mozzarella Croquettes ... More info

Okere Falls Store

Best Outdoor Dining In Rotorua

Located on the site of the old Okere Falls Store, this cafe breathed new life into the site in 2004 and is now known as New Zealand's best eco-friendly cafe. Opposite Lake Rotoiti with stunning views, the cafe serves breakfast and lunch options all designed with health and well-being in mind as well as a range of cabinet foods and smoothies. The store also stocks a range of organic produce... More info

Terrace Kitchen

Best Outdoor Dining In Rotorua

Terrace Kitchen is a relaxed venue with a light filled dining space combining with a modern menu of seasonal food. Inspired by the Pink and White Terraces and the people who used to entertain visitors to them, Terrace Kitchen offers great hospitality and its sharing plates encourage dining with friends and family. A range of dishes are prepared using fresh local produce - some even from the ... More info

Regent Room Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

Best Outdoor Dining In Rotorua

The chic and stylish award-winning Regent Room serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine including plates & tapas for sharing, along with a selection of desserts & cheeses. Overlooking the cascading water flowing into the hotel swimming pool, the courtyard is a perfect spot to dine during the warmer summer months, or simply to relax and enjoy a cocktail beside the pool.  In winter re... More info

Leonardo's Pure Italian

Best Outdoor Dining In Rotorua

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 ... More info

Lime Caffeteria

Best Outdoor Dining In Rotorua

A contemporary eatery near Rotorua's lakefront, Lime Cafe offers unforgettable meals with a modern twist, served al fresco or indoors. Expect a bright, relaxing ambience with good service and great food.  Enjoy the extensive menu options, reputed barista coffees and a well-stocked cabinet of savouries and sweet treats. Lime Cafe is fully licenced and is the perfect spot for a memor... More info

Te Puia

Best Outdoor Dining In Rotorua

Spectacular geothermal valley and home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, just five minutes from central Rotorua. Educational, interactive, and full of natural wonders. From the moment you pass through the impressive Waharoa (gateway) to Te Puia, and see the Te Heketanga-a-Rangi monument of 12 skyscraping posts, you know you're entering a special world. Geothermal Valle... More info