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 for ages and now, we’re literally bringing it to you… with Chapmans on a Plate.

With New Zealand’s Covid Traffic Light Red in place, Chapman’s famous buffet will now be delivered personally to your table. Whether you decide on Chapman’s famous fresh oysters, varied seafood options, succulent roasts or mouth-watering desserts, platters will now be plated for you and delivered personally to your table.

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

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. 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.

Chapman’s on a Plate Menu
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 | Whole grain mustard potato salad | Beetroot, red onion, and feta 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 sauce

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 Sundae

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Open Daily

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, salads, roasts and more

Inspired by a range of Pasifika flavours and international cuisine, there’s sure to be something for your whole group 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 signature house-smoked South Island salmon, and all-you-can-eat fresh oysters. We have a fantastic range of fresh seasonal salads, succulent roasts 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 an ice cream cone or enjoy our fine selection of cheeses with an after dinner wine.

Breakfast for Champions

The most important meal of the day at Chapman’s

Fuel up for the adventurous day ahead with an energising 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 menu.   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.