Welcome to Farmside Buffet Rotorua

The best buffet restaurant available in Rotorua
Book online or call 07-348-4184
171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua

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About Us


A superb lunch buffet and stunning venue

Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm

Dinner 6:00pm – 8:00pm
(available by reservation only. minimum numbers required)

Farmside Buffet Is based on a kiwi farm landscape, situated at the entrance of Rotroua and is amongst the most popular attractions on offer.

Your Farmside Buffet experience could be our superb lunch buffet, or you may be looking for a stunning venue and catering for you next event.

At Farmside Buffet we offer it all and pursue to make your experience the best in Rotorua.

A place to Lunch, a place to dine

Come on down and visit us or even better dine with us!

Please note that bookings are essential and there are surcharges on public holidays.

We also offer a great venue for wedding receptions, birthdays, as well as a large conference room for all your corporate gatherings.

I planned my Nan’s 70th Bday here with a guest list of 77ppl and the day could not have gone smoother! Wow is an understatement what an amazing place with fabulous staff and awesome food. I would definitely recommend Farmside Buffet to anyone who is planning any function. Thank you Farmside & Staff, my entire family had nothing but good things to say
982kaelatAbsolutely amazing

If I could give more stars I would. I cant recommended Farmside Buffet enough for the awesome surprise birthday we had at the venue on Sunday. the venue was clean and modern, beautifully spaced out for big groups, the food was first class even with the amount of people that were present on the day. The options were varied for different tastes as were topped up before being empty. The staff were amazing going about their jobs with a friendly smile for everyone. Sue who I booked through was so helpful and the manager on the day couldn’t have been more helpful. I would highly recommend Farmside Buffet to any one large or small groups our whanau thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. the best thing was locals have been employed well done to everyone!!!!!

….Facebook Review

Toni-Anne Matara

Great food and awesome staff. Delicious meatballs, choco as mousse! Modern interior in a big ole barn! Stellar service. Definately worth a visit!

….Google Review


Lunch Buffet Menu


    Chef’s Soup of The Day (V, GF)
    Miso soup (DF, V, GF)
    Fresh oven Baked Assorted Breads
    – Homemade Hummus (V,GF,DF), black olives (V,GF,DF), tomato and onion relish (V)

    Farmers Salad
    Tangy Potato and Cumin Salad (V, GF, DF)
    Bulgur Wheat, Roasted Chick peas and Watercress Salad (V, GF, DF)
    Tomato with Basil and Feta Cheese (V, GF)
    Diced Beetroot (V, GF, DF)
    Orzo pasta and bean salad in parmesan and sweet basil dressing (V)
    Grated Carrots (V, GF, DF)
    Sea food and Bamboo shoot in lemon and sweet chilli (GF, DF)
    Honey Maple Roasted Kumara with bacon and parsley (GF, DF)
    Chilled wheat noodles and greens in chilli coriander dressing (V, GF, DF)
    California Roll, Salmon Sushi, Vege Sushi (GF, DF)
    Kimchi (V), Gochujang(Red Chili Paste) (V)
    Raw sweet corn and cashew chowder (served chilled) (V, GF)
    Summer Borscht soup (served chilled) (V, GF, DF)
    Grilled Cajun Pork Scotch Fillet (Live Cooking) (GF)
    Fried Rice (V, GF)
    Oven baked Fish with Honey Ginger & Burnt Butter Sauce (GF)
    NZ green lipped mussels in garlic and tomato sauce
    Roasted New Baby Potato (V, GF, DF)
    Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry (V, GF, DF)
    Fresh steamed vegetables (V, GF, DF)
    Slow cooked Sirloin steak (24 hours at 65˚C) in creamy mushroom sauce (GF)
    Chicken Marsala (GF)
    Spaghetti Neapolitan or Fried Rice (V)
    Steamed Rice (V, GF, DF)
    Brandy Snaps (V)
    Jelly (V, GF, DF)
    Mango Mousse, Chocolate Mousse, Caramel Mousse
    Fresh Fruit Salad (GF, DF)
    Chocolate Brownie
    Assorted Cheese Cakes
    Jellybeans (GF)
    Whipped Cream
    Crème brûlée
    Panna cotta
    Tea, Coffee

* Some dishes may vary depending on availability from suppliers.


Pinot Gris
  • Oyster Bay (Glass) $10.00/(Bottles) $38.00
  • Villa Maria (Glass) $12.00/(Bottles) $46.00
  • Wither Hills (Glass) $10.00/(Bottles) $38.00
Pinot Noir
  • Oyster Bay (Glass) $11.00/(Bottles) $42.00
  • Villa Maria (Glass) $12.00/(Bottles) $46.00
  • Wither Hills (Glass) $12.00/(Bottles) $46.00
  • Jacobs Creek (Glass) $8.00/(Bottles) $30.00
  • Oyster Bay (Glass) $10.00/(Bottles) $38.00
  • Villa Maria (Glass) $11.00/(Bottles) $42.00
  • Jacobs Creek  (Glass) $8.00/(Bottles) $30.00
  • Oyster Bay (Glass) $10.00/(Bottles) $38.00
  • Villa Maria (Glass) $12.00/(Bottles) $46.00
  • Wither Hills (Glass) $10.00/(Bottles) $38.00
  • Jacobs Creek (Glass) $8.00/(Bottles) $30.00
Sauvignon Blanc
  • Oyster Bay (Glass) $10.00/(Bottles) $38.00
  • Villa Maria (Glass) $12.00/(Bottles) $46.00
  • Wither Hills (Glass) $10.00/(Bottles) $38.00
  • Jacobs Creek (Glass) $8.00/(Bottles) $30.00
Sparkling Wine
  • Oyster Bay Cuvee Rose (750ml) $38.00
  • Lindauer Sparkling Pinot Gris (200ml) $10.00
  • Lindauer Brut Cuvee (200ml) $8.00
Jacobs Creek Petit Rose
  • Jacobs Creek Petit Rose (750ml) $38.00

Non alcohol

Soft Drink
  • Coke/Coke Zero $5.00
  • Sprite/Fanta/L&P $5.00
  • Lemon Lime & Bitters $5.00
  • Ginger Beer $5.00
  • Orange Juice $5.00
  • Apple Juice $5.00
  • Pineapple Juice $5.00
  • Cranberry Juice $5.00
  • Fluffy $4.00
  • Espresso $4.00
  • Latte (Regular Size) $5.00
  • Latte (Large Size) $ 7.00
  • Cappuccino (R) $5.00
  • Cappuccino (L) $7.00
  • Flat White (R) $5.00
  • Flat White (L) $7.00
  • Mochacino (R) $5.00
  • Mochacino (L) $7.00


Craft Beers
  • Volcanic NZAPA $10.50
  • Lowrider IPA $7.50
  • Sulfur City Pilsner $9.00
  • Enduro Pale Ale $9.00
  • Ultra IPA $12.00
  • Premium Elderflower&Lime $10.00
  • Premium Raspberry&Lime $10.00
  • Premium Lemon&Lime $10.00
  • Premium Forest Berries $10.00
Beer/Premium and Local
  • CORONA $8.00
  • HEINEKEN $8.00
  • LION RED $6.00
  • WAIKATO $6.00


  • Baileys $10.00
  • Johnny Walker Red Label $10.00
  • Malibu $10.00
  • Bacardi $10.00
  • Jim Beam Bourbon $10.00
  • Jose Cuervo Tequila $10.00
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin $10.00
  • Absolute Vodka $10.00
  • Coruba Rum $10.00
  • Soju(360ml Bottle) $17

Contact us

Get in touch




To reserve a table online, please complete the below online reservation request. We will confirm your reservation by a return e-mail.

Farmside Buffet Restaurant offers a lunch buffet daily. Dinner buffet is also available by reservation only, minimum numbers required.

We also offer a great venue for wedding receptions, birthday parties and functions. A conference room is also available for corporate gatherings


If you prefer to reserve a table by phone or want to discuss your reservation, please call us on (07) 348 4184 between 11am and 3pm daily.

Opening hours: Daily

Lunch  11:30am – 2:30pm

Dinner 6:00pm – 8:00pm
(available by reservation only. minimum numbers required)