Chapman’s Restaurant & Bar

Introducing Chapman’s on a Plate

A family favourite among the Rotorua locals is open again!

For over 180 years, Thomas Chapman’s legend continues at Chapman’s Restaurant. Chapman’s has been bringing you great food since ages ago, and now, we’re literally bringing it to you… with Chapmans on a Plate.

Chapman’s famous buffet now comes to your table!

Whether it’s our famous fresh oysters, vast seafood options, succulent roasts or mouth-watering desserts, platters are especially plated for you. Chapman’s is run by specialist chefs, who cook using only the freshest ingredients to ensure every dish they put out is not only delicious but nutritious. Our dining is perfect for birthdays celebrations and family reunions, as we warmly accommodate group bookings with a great variety of food options to keep everyone happy.

Important Note: Holiday Inn Rotorua & Chapman’s Restaurant & Bar is open and accepting customers and guests in accordance with the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework. From 3 December 2021, to visit or stay at our premises, all of our eligible customers and guests will be required to present a valid My Vaccine Pass on arrival. Your health and safety is our highest priority.

To Start

Fresh oysters | Citrus and herb poached prawns | Raw fish | Marinated mussels | Baked salmon | Shrimp cocktail


Selection of home baked rolls and bread with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and butter

Salad Platter

Garden fresh green salad | Creamy whole grain mustard potatoes salad | Beetroot, red onion, and fetta salad | Mediterranean pasta salad | Roast vegetable salad

The Carvery Platter

Roast of the Day (Lamb, Beef or Pork) | Roasted root vegetables | Garden fresh steamed vegetables | Gravy, Mint, horseradish or apple

Vegetarian platter

Shitake dumpling, vegetable spring roll, vegetables, and rice stuffed peppers, steamed garden-fresh vegetables, penne with Napolitana and Kumara Rosti

The Spice Platter

Butter chicken curry | Tandoori chicken skewer | Samosas | Steamed Basmati rice | Garlic naan bread | Papadums | Pickles and condiments


Surf & Turf Platter

Grilled minute steak, lamb chop and BBQ pork rib, prawns, calamari, and fish with grilled tomatoes and fried chunky potatoes with gravy

Sweet Temptation

Creme Brulée | Chocolate mousse | Mini Pavlova | Strawberry cheesecake | Brandy snaps | Chocolate cake | Assortment of slices | Ice cream on request

Kids Plate

Chicken nuggets, fish bites, mini corn dogs with chips | Chocolate or strawberry Sunday

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Open Thursday to Sunday

Breakfast: 6:30 – 10:00am
(Breakfast open until 10.30am on Weekends)

Dinner: 5:30 – 10:00pm


Full breakfast $32 per person
Continental breakfast only $21 per person
Children 5-12 $16
Children 0-4 FREE

Adults $54.50 per person
Children 5-12 $2.50 per age (i.e. 7 year old = $17.50)
Children 0-4 FREE

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T: +64 (07) 349 9702

Our Famous Dinner

Oysters, great seafood, stunning salads, roasts and more!

Inspired by a range of Pasifika flavours and international cuisine, there’s sure to be something for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re a seafood lover, you will love of great selection our chilled starters, offering a range of delicious seafood including prawns, our very own signature house-smoked South Island salmon, and all-you-can-eat fresh oysters. We have a fantastic range of fresh seasonal salads, succulent and roast carvery with gravy, plus daily changing hot dishes.

Save Room For Dessert

Enjoy Chapman’s famous sweet temptations 

With a world full of options on the dinner menu, make sure you plan carefully because you won’t want to miss out on dessert. Enjoy full access to our selection of decadent desserts when dining with us. Sweet tooth’s will love our selection of house-made cakes, pastries and mousses. Alternatively, request your own ice cream cone or enjoy our fine selection of cheeses with a nice glass of wine.

Breakfast for Champions

The most important meal of the day at Chapman’s

Fuel up for the adventurous day ahead with an energizing buffet breakfast at Chapman’s.  No breakfast would be complete without a cooked big brekky – think scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausages, mushrooms and much more. Feeling more sweet than savoury? Our pancakes and freshly baked pastries are sure to be a crowd pleaser. We also have a large variety of cereal, fruits, toast and spreads on offer. Start the day feeling great with a hearty breakfast at Chapman’s.

Our Story

A true Rotorua institution since 1968

Chapman’s has been famous in Rotorua since 1968 for its crowd-pleasing dinner buffet. Chapman’s was named after Thomas Chapman, a missionary who came to Rotorua with his wife who were both highly regarded in the area for their hospitality. Just like Thomas Chapman himself, we pride ourselves on our hospitality providing a buffet built off the best parts: delicious food, service, atmosphere and tradition.