Chapman’s Buffet Restaurant & Bar

***Due to the current Covid restrictions, Chapman’s Restaurant & Bar is temporarily closed.***

If you are looking for a great Rotorua restaurant for all taste buds, ages and occasions, look no further, because even the fussiest of eaters will love Chapman’s Buffet Restaurant. We are a family favourite among the Rotorua locals, serving up a delicious breakfast and dinner buffet spread, sure to make you go back for seconds or even thirds.

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. Whether it our famous seafood selection, succulent roast carvery or mouth-watering desserts, you’ll love our fantastic buffet selection. Our buffet dining is perfect for large groups, from birthdays celebrations to family reunions, we warmly accommodate group bookings with a great variety of food options to keep everyone happy.

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Mother and boy at Chapman's seafood buffet

Our Story

Succulent seafood, juicy roasts, decadent desserts, delicious salads and exotic spicy dishes, 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

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Opening Hours

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

Dinner: 5:30 – 10:00pm


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

Dinner Buffet
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

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Our Famous Buffet Dinner

Dine tonight at Rotorua’s local favourite Buffet Restaurant 

Dinner is always a popular choice for our Chapman’s buffet.  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.

Children at Dessert Buffet - Chapman's Restaurant

Breakfast for Champions

Our breakfast buffet is better than your daily two Weetbix and milk.

You know what they say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Fuel up for the adventurous day ahead with an energizing buffet breakfast at Chapmans’.  No all-you-can-eat 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.

Chapman's Buffet Dinner

Save Room For Dessert

If you thought all-you-can-eat couldn’t get any better this, you’re wrong! 

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 for our dinner buffet. Sweet tooth’s will love our selection of house-made cakes, pastries and mousses. Alternatively, make your own ice cream cone topped with candy, or enjoy our fine selection of cheeses with a nice glass of wine.