New Zealand is known for its fresh cuisine and heavy reliance on locally grown produce, and these important food trends have made their way to Rotorua. Diners can enjoy everything from premium dining where such savoury dishes as steak, lamb and fresh seafood can be enjoyed, to the light and tasty fare found at the many coffee houses and cafes. Rotorua also features a selection of international cuisine, from Thai to Tunisian with a welcoming ethnic atmosphere to match.
The pub scene is equally lively with a selection of funky establishments providing a contemporary take on pub fare. Locally crafted beers, a winery and tasting room and excellent choice of wholesome pub fare are all on offer in this gastronomically vibrant regional centre.