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Food and restaurants in Bay Of Plenty

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great bar for groups of all sizes. Cool buzz once it really gets going about 10pm, lots of live music over the Christmas break.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
“Great food and heaps of it. (smorgamboard)You travel up by gondola to the restaurant. On your way up you will get a panoramic view of Rotorua and its lake. You can even see your host's house. There is a host of activities that are too many to mention here”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
“Upmarket bar and restaurant. Good cocktails, fireplace with lounge area, booths and cocktail tables. Good is quite nice too. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Craft beer or cider paddles. Great dumplings. A very popular bar just 5 km from your accommodation.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Find yourself set in the iconic and historic Postbank building surrounded by antique furniture and books. Post bank offers a fine dining experience with French European cuisine. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar / Restaurant Sit roadside and watch the world go by. Good selection of food / platters to enjoy.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love this spot for Taupo's best fine dinning experience. It usually has a great deal on a three course meal. The courses are not huge and over all its good value for money. We find its smart/casual so not too over the top.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A good bistro type place to go. Good for a drink and bar snacks but also good for a meal. Its not fine dinning but has good bistro type meals and good sized platters. Its cozy and warm in winter. It is also open for lunch. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

Cafés

Café
“Great food and heaps of it. (smorgamboard)You travel up by gondola to the restaurant. On your way up you will get a panoramic view of Rotorua and its lake. You can even see your host's house. There is a host of activities that are too many to mention here”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
“The only cafe/bar around that overlooks the beach. We recommend a beer and hot chips with a view any day of the week. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“Beautiful cafe and gallery in Acacia bay. Tasty food and unique art pieces.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Great pizza's, fun bar, hires Kayaks, SUP's and sailing boats. Best spot to watch the sun go down”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A fabulous spot as close to Papamoa Beach as you can get. I've seen dolphins from the restaurant here!”
  • 22 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“A selection of indoor activities including ten pin bowling, mini golf, laser tag and various escape challenges. within walking distance”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“This is the site where in the late 1800 a village was covered with volcanic ash after the Mt Tarawera eruption. There is a walk down a waterfall that leads to Lake Tarawera landing.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Capers Epicurean is one of Rotorua’s most popular cafes. It’s been wowing its patrons with great food and coffee for over a decade and even won the Best Regional Cafe category at the 2017 New Zealand Cafe of the Year Award. Part of Capers’ appeal is that it’s open until 9 p.m. — making it an ideal pit-stop for the famished night owls who are yearning for a late caffeine fix.”
  • 22 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“This place is always buzzing due to its great coffee and delicious treats and bread baked right in store. Only 5 mins drive from where we are. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is a place only locals know about as its tucked away in the industrial zone. Close to town, its worth the visit as the food, especially the baked bread, is outstanding. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Perfect stop off for fresh and incredible food to fuel you for the day! Sequoia caters easily also for gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian guests. Bike rack also onsite so you can park up, enjoy a bite and take off again.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Awesome new cafe at the Mount - walking distance. Beautiful freshly baked items (look out for donut Friday’s!). This is a busy, small cafe but worth a visit!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is a friendly little café in Waihi, now famous for its Gold Medal winning Caramelized Rhubarb & Wild Berry Pies! They have a varied lunch menu and good range of baking. Try the Almond Croissants!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Flaveur Breads is a slow-fermented, sourdough and artisan bakery. They specialize in healthy breads. Most of their products have a specific health benefit such as Gluten Free, Low GI, pro-biotic, low sugar, wheat free beards.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best pies in town! Winner of lots of pie awards, so if you're after the quintessential kiwi pie, this is it :) They have another shop on Spa road too if you're already in town.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Love their baking; set up by a French couple and now run by David from Cambodia; has coffee, the best chocolate cake, (banana, and carrot too), home made pies and savouries, beautiful fruit strawberry and almond tarts, and great ciabatta and turkish loaves. ”
  • 2 locals recommend