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Top bar recommendations from locals

Restaurant
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“Lots of atmosphere, made up of quirky pieces, friendly staff and great food and drinks”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The food was absolutely amazing and such a good astrosphere to have dinner in(normally closed in midnight)”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
“A Fun, Family-Friendly Rotorua Activity! Jump onboard one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience spectacular views of Lake Rotorua, the city and steaming geothermal vistas. The 900-metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex. Once up top, you can choose to Luge, Mountain Bike, Zoom Zipline, Skyswing, check out the nature trails, shop at the INZPIRED Store or the Jelly Belly Store, enjoy Volcanic Hills wine tasting and dine at Market Kitchen or Stratosfare Restaurant. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you are out and about further afield than Whitianga (to New Chum or Opito, for example) a great gem for lunch or dinner is Luke's Kitchen. Superb sunset views (or daytime for that matter) and great pizza.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Delicious reasonably priced dumplings. Craft beer and a busy happy atmosphere. Family friendly but I do recommend to book. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Again, going with the classics here... the ones that have stood the test of time. Always reliable. It's not for everyone, some people like a bit more grit but SPQR is a favourite.... you'll understand why as soon as you enter, it's a bit fancy but in an Auckland way... put your Gucci sneakers on ladies and put the Clicquot on ice and keep it coming”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bistro
“Delicious Italian food on K Road, really fun vibe - yummy pasta, Good Happy Hour with seats outside.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“A whisky lover’s paradise, The Jefferson is Auckland’s only dedicated whisky bar—plus their sticky ribs are epic! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“The iconic local “Pap Tav” with a refresh makeover. Good bevies and grub. Nice outdoor spot and good for the kids too!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rockit Kitchen does a great breakfast. Enjoy your morning coffee on the back deck overlooking the peaceful rural setting.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice View. The new menu has some fantastic and highly creative cuisine options that will leave you wanting more. Aka the Crayfish toasted sandwich, tasting oysters, chicken parfait are simply superb. Will go back again just to hit these dishes again, so good. Thank you.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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“They make great cocktails and they also do tasty tea pot cocktails to share for someone with a tighter budget.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Brewery
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“There’s a free bowling alley , great area for both night life and during the day, has also a view of Haparand a yacht I am usually on.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Top location for sharing sunset-views while enjoying great food and drink with excellent table service.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lovely atmosphere here they also have a great menu for bar snacks or full meals ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Store
“This historic building with walls of history will keep you fascinated and intrigued with a warm glowing fire in the winter and a refreshing cool breeze in the summer. They serve cocktails, quality wines & spirits, the full range of New Zealand’s premium Monteiths on tap + more. On Sundays they offer$10 pizza's and 4 beers for $20 !!!”
  • 16 locals recommend