Chapman’s Restaurant & Bar

Chapman’s Restaurant

A family favourite with Rotorua locals

For over 180 years, Thomas Chapman’s legend continues at Chapman’s Restaurant. Chapman’s has been serving great food to our customers. Our popular buffet has been enjoyed by Rotorua locals and visitors for years.

With New Zealand’s Covid Traffic Light Orange level now in place, Chapman’s famous buffet is back! Enjoy Chapman’s famous fresh oysters, varied seafood options, succulent roasts or mouth-watering desserts. Come along and treat yourself and your friends and family!

We are currently offering Chapmans Buffet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Our restaurant is perfect for birthday celebrations and family reunions. We warmly accommodate group bookings with a great variety of food options to keep everyone happy. And if it’s your birthday, if you bring along 4 more paying diners- you eat for free!

Chapman’s Buffet Options

To Start

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

Our Selected Favourites from the Cold buffet

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

Garden fresh green salad| Creamy whole grain mustard potato salad| Mediterranean pasta salad| Roast vegetable salad| beetroot red onion and feta salad

Selected Hot Dishes
  • Roast of the Day (Lamb, Beef or Pork) | Roasted root vegetables| Steamed vegetables
  • Butter chicken curry | Steamed basmati rice | Garlic naan bread | Papadums
  • Grilled minute steak| BBQ pork rib, calamari, grilled fish| French fries
Vegetarian Options

Shitake dumpling| Vegetable spring roll| vegetables, and rice stuffed peppers| Steamed vegetables| Penne with Napolitana| Kumara Rosti

Dessert Selection

Creme Brulée | Chocolate mousse | Mini Pavlova | Cheesecake | Brandy snaps |

Kids Favourites

Chicken nuggets| fish bites| mini corn dogs with chips | Chocolate or Strawberry Sundae

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Open Daily

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

Dinner: 5:30 – 10:00pm


Breakfast Buffet $35 -Adult 

Continental breakfast $21 per adult
Children 5-12 $16
Children 0-4 FREE

Chapman’s Buffet

Adults $59.50 

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 Buffet

Oysters, great seafood, salads, roasts

Inspired by a range of Pasifika flavours and international cuisine, there’s sure to be something for your group to enjoy. If you’re a seafood lover, you will love the selection our chilled starters, a range of delicious seafood including prawns, our house-smoked South Island salmon, and all-you-can-eat fresh oysters. We have a range of fresh seasonal salads, succulent roasts, plus daily changing hot dishes.

Save Room For Dessert

Chapman’s famous sweet temptations 

With so many tempting options on the dinner menu, make sure you plan carefully because you won’t want to miss out on dessert. Enjoy access to our selection of decadent desserts when dining with us. The “sweet tooths” will love our selection of house-made cakes, pastries and mousses. Alternatively, request an ice cream cone or enjoy our fine selection of cheeses with an after dinner wine.

Breakfast for Champions

Energise for your Day at Chapman’s

Fuel up for the day with an energising breakfast at Chapman’s.  We offer continental or a daily morning buffet.  No breakfast would be complete without a cooked big brekky – scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausages, mushrooms and more. Feeling more sweet than savoury? Our pancakes and freshly baked pastries are a 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 Rotorua institution since 1968

Chapman’s has been operating in Rotorua since 1968 for as part of its history as one of the New Zealand THC Hotels.   Chapman’s was named after Thomas Chapman, a missionary who came to Rotorua with his wife. who were highly regarded in Rotorua for their hospitality. Just like Thomas Chapman, we pride ourselves on our hospitality providing: delicious food, service, atmosphere and tradition to Rotoura locals and visitors to our city.