Skip the hassle and dine out this Christmas

If you’re looking at your holiday to-do list and wondering how you’re going to fit it all in, why not leave the Christmas dining prep to the professionals?
Several places around Rotorua have created bespoke festive menus so you and your loved ones can enjoy a beautiful, stress-free Christmas meal together without worrying about dry turkey or fretting over who brings the pav.
Spaces are limited, and bookings are essential at some locations.


Pātaka Kai Restaurant at Te Puia

Christmas Day & Boxing Day Dinner
The cultural food and beverage experience at Pātaka Kai makes for a truly unforgettable feast. Enjoy spectacular geothermal views while enjoying a range of delicious Kiwi flavours from the buffet.
View the menu here (PDF). Bookings are essential.

Prince’s Gate Hotel

Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner
Choose between a delicious buffet lunch with all the trimmings, or a sumptuous five-course dinner in the evening. A vegetarian menu is available too.
Make the meal extra special with your own decorated private dining room and personal server for 8-12 people.
Check out the menu here (PDF). Bookings are essential.

The Regent Room at Regent Rotorua

Pre-Christmas Lunch & Dinner
Christmas Day Dinner

Share the Christmas spirit and feast on contemporary New Zealand cuisine, then let the Regent do the dishes while you relax by the pool or chill out in the cocktail lounge.
Book your table here.


Stratosfare at Skyline Rotorua

Christmas Eve Dinner
Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner

Celebrate the festive season in style at Skyline Rotorua by enjoying the award-winning buffet at Stratosfare. Top the day off with fun on the Luge, Skyswing and more.
Lots of deals and ideas are listed here.

TK @ Home

Christmas Boxes
The clever elves at Terrace Kitchen have come up with a brilliant way to take the hassle out of cooking     and still impress your in-laws. TK @ Home’s team of talented chefs will do all the preparations. All you have to do is order one (or both, if you’re feeding a small village) of the Christmas Box options online, select delivery or pick up for 24 December, then follow the instructions for heating/cooking, dressing and decorating. How easy is that?
Order online here.

The Mains at Peppers on the Point

Christmas Day Lunch
The chefs at The Mains have planned a delicious Christmas Day buffet to make your Christmas Day one to remember. The vision at The Mains at Peppers is to provide guests with locally sourced, seasonal fruit and vegetables. As much as possible is grown in their own garden, eggs are collected from their chickens, and local produce is purchased daily, infusing dishes with fresh flavours and staple favourites.
Contact Peppers to book.

But wait, there’s more

More Christmas dining options can be found here, as well as a list of the activities and attractions we know are open on the 25th so you can add a bit more fun to your Christmas Day celebrations – and feel better knowing you’re supporting local.

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