The Mains Restaurant - Fine Dining Rotorua

At On The Point's The Mains Restaurant, we're committed to culinary excellence.

Our vision is to craft dishes with the finest locally sourced seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs, paired with breathtaking views of Lake Rotorua and our team's impeccable service, to ensure your dining experience is sure to be unforgettable.

Indulge in a variety of dining options at our restaurant, where every dish is crafted with meticulous care, using fresh ingredients and made from scratch, including our popular house-baked ciabatta. Whether you choose to dine the main dining room to join other guests, an elegant private dining room, your suite, or the terrace with a view of the lake on a warm evening, your dining experience will be nothing short of exceptional.

Restaurant Highlights

  • Gorgeous views overlooking Lake Rotorua
  • A la carte menu with locally sourced produce
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Delicious vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options
  • Talented team of chefs with international experience
  • Room service available for lodge guests
  • Selection of NZ and International wines, fresh from our cellar
  • Private dining available on request
  • Online reservations available

Our Chefs

William Foote - Head Chef

William held the role of Executive Chef at Rydges Hotel, Rotorua for three years. 


Prior to this he owned and operated his own restaurant “Headquarters” in the bustle of the Auckland Viaduct harbour for 12 years. 


In his spare time he loves to hunt and takes a mandatory break each year to head into the native NZ forest with a few mates to hunt for venison.

William was also awarded Outstanding chef at the 2023 Hospitality Awards.

Scott Robinson - Demi Chef

Another Rotorua boy with great skills in the kitchen.  Most recently at Third Place Café.


Scott has a huge array of experience in hotels here and all over the world including the Duxton, Novotel and the Park Hotel.   


Scott has joined On The Point – Lake Rotorua as our Demi chef, taking over from Sy Toyer and looking after our guests’ breakfasts and continuing the reputation as the best eggs benedict! 


His cooking skills extend to making fresh pastries, and breads which we offer to our guests all made from scratch.  Scott is married with two teenage boys and enjoys spending time pottering in his garden.

Lewis Yetsenga - A la carte Chef

Read more about Lewis's story at On the Point - Lake Rotorua -Lewis Yetsenga 


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On The Point is a classic lodge with irresistible charm. The two-story mansion has been lovingly refurbished to retain its timeless appeal and character.



Our property, suites and rooms are sophisticated and elegant. Most with stunning lake and garden views, each room has its own unique style. There is only one room which is Garden view on the property all other suites, cottages and apartments have lake views.



New Zealand owned and operated, our luxury Rotorua lodge values the stories, landscape and history of the land we peacefully inhabit.