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Pātaka Kai Restaurant, Café & Bar

Pātaka Kai Restaurant, Bar, & Café - the only restaurant in the world that overlooks our magnificent Pōhutu Geyser. 

Dine on the deck or inside, while enjoying the full view through our floor-to-ceiling glass windows. For unique evening dining, be sure to try our dinner buffet, where you’ll see Pōhutu lit up for our newest evening experience Geyser By Night.

Each dish has a twist of authentic Māori cuisine then crafted with locally sourced and freshly prepared ingredients by our award-winning chefs. From Steamed Puddings to Kai Moana (Seafood), Manuka Smoked Ham, Hāngī Chicken, Pātaka Kai has something to tempt all taste buds with our tantalizing dishes.

Our daily Hāngī Lunch Buffet and daily Dinner Buffet, are available for visitors to Te Puia and the general public.

Bookings are essential

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Te Pō Combo (Te Rā, Dinner + Haka)

An evening of culture, kai and connection!

Te Po Combo begins at 4pm with our fully guided experiences to enrich your visit to our historical geothermal valley.
Each guide adds a personal touch to inspire and help visitors truly connect with the Te Puia experience.

Explore our amazing landscape of native bush, geysers, and mud pools, and feel the natural power of Pōhutu Geyser– the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere! Get up close and personal with one of our national treasures in our brand-new Kiwi Conservation Centre.
Visit the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute and Āhua Gallery.

After working up an appetite enjoy a mouth-watering buffet at our world famous Pātaka Kai Restaurant & Bar, followed by an exhilarating cultural performance and then if you want more, head back down into the geothermal wonderland featuring the world famous Pōhutu Geyser.

This experience is approximately 4 hours 30 minutes long and suitable for all ages.

Must be booked in advance.

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Hāngī Lunch Buffet

Enjoy lunch at Te Puia with amazing kai against a backdrop of geysers and stunning park views as you enjoy a range of Kiwi flavours at Pātaka Kai Restaurant.

Our Restaurant is open for our Hāngī Lunch Buffet (11.30pm until 2.00pm) daily. Last seating is at 1pm.

The menus are smartly sophisticated – infusing Māori flavours, with an array of global cuisines and cooking styles. From our popular corn & watercress soup, served alongside fresh homemade bread to our range of kai moana (seafood) with a crisp salad buffet, your meal will begin with a light entrée, to prepare you for the main course to follow.

Bookings are essential as we will book out during peak times. The last seating is at 1pm.

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Te Pō (Hāngī Dinner Buffet + Haka)

An evening of culture, kai and connection!

For generations Te Puia has welcomed manuhiri (visitors) from all over the world to explore the magic hidden within our historical geothermal valley…

Te Pō begins with a mouth-watering buffet at our world famous Pātaka Kai Restaurant & Bar, followed by an exhilarating cultural performance and then down into the geothermal wonderland featuring the world famous Pōhutu Geyser.

This experience is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes long and suitable for all ages.

Must be booked in advance.

Subject to availability and confirmation.
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Hāngī Dinner Buffet

A unique dining experience to remember

Te Puia’s cultural food and beverage experience, Pātaka Kai Restaurant, Bar and Cafe, makes for a truly unforgettable feast. Enjoy spectacular geothermal views while enjoying a range of delicious Kiwi flavours with free access to our cafe and restaurant.

The menus are are smartly sophisticated – infusing Māori flavours, with an array of global cuisines and cooking styles.

Bookings essential as we will book out during peak times.

Buffet Dinner seating is from 5.30pm daily. (see set seating times when booking)

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Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sunday morning brunch is always a treat, so to make it remarkable, come and sit amidst the spectacle of an erupting geyser and enjoy our delectable delights...

Just let us know if you live in Rotorua for a walk-in local rate too.

From freshly baked breakfast pastries, to Belgian waffles and the allure of rēwena fried bread paired with golden syrup and butter, the offerings at Pātaka Kai are a celebration of Aotearoa.

Delight in the delicate flavours of manuka smoked king salmon, savour twice-cooked sticky glazed pork ribs, or enjoy buttermilk fried chicken.

For those keen on breakfast classics, grilled maple bacon and eggs beckons, while creamy mushrooms seasoned with horopito add an indigenous herb twist.

Booking times available every hour, book from 10:00am - 1:00pm.

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