We offer our valued guests the opportunity to savour the unforgettable dining experience of MATAI Restaurant, to graze on a range of superb snacks at our elegant house bar or to order from the restaurant menu for delivery to your room. Our extensive menus, substantial wine list and top-shelf spirits have all been carefully curated to appeal to the desires and palates of our guests.

MATAI Restaurant – Bringing World-Class Dining to Rotorua


The best of Rotorua’s culinary flavours is encapsulated in our superb MATAI Restaurant. Our award-winning executive chef has an outstanding reputation in cutting-edge culinary trends and has over twenty-five years in the hospitality and catering industry. MATAI offers local Rotorua residents, visitors and Regal Palms guests alike the opportunity to savour a truly unforgettable dining experience in a superbly elegant setting. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner MATAI produces flavoursome, well-presented seasonal food that tells a uniquely New Zealand story. Our bespoke menus celebrate our exceptional culture with a wild simplicity and sophisticated, intense and subtle flavours. By incorporating powerful tastes, carefully selected fresh ingredients, innovative culinary techniques and appealing aromas, our diners can expect to experience the best food they have ever tasted.

Winter hours Restaurant closed Sunday and Monday


Our restaurant menus: Breakfast and Lunch, Dinner

For guests and members of the public who wish to dine with us please book with our reception on 027 574 1903.

Lounge and Bar

Gather here to connect and socialise. Ideal for small get-togethers or the perfect venue for boutique wine-tasting events, we have an expansive bar stocked with a wide range of New Zealand and overseas wines and spirits.

Room Service

Delivery to your room can be arranged upon request and is sourced from a room service menu prepared in collaboration with MATAI Restaurant.


A 10% surcharge will be added to your room for this service

Conference Catering

High-quality food for conferences is catered from MATAI Restaurant in conjunction with our experienced catering chef and his skilled team. Please stipulate any special menu and/or food requirements providing details of your specific needs to enable us to arrange the ideal catering plan for your event.