Tonic Bar

Above Terrace Kitchen you will find her playful mistress – Tonic Bar.

Climb the tawa stairs and be seduced by Tonic’s fresh and welcoming decor; linger over a bespoke cocktail, marvel at her marble whilst whetting your appetite with tasty morsels prepared by her kitchen slaves beneath. Settle in, stay awhile, you’re alive! celebrate — reality is for tomorrow.



Our People

Timo Dicker

Executive Chef

Executive chef Timo Dicker has over 20 years of diverse culinary experience which has evolved into a cooking style he enjoys. For Timo finesse is key and he creates clear, simple, high-quality menus utilising the best of New Zealand’s produce. Determination, passion, and the support of a dynamic team drive him to continually hone his craft and create unique takes on established dishes and flavours. When not in the kitchen, Timo enjoys travel, photography, and getting out and about on his mountain bike.

Jo Romanes


No stranger to the Rotorua hospitality scene, Jo set up the iconic Blue Baths over 19 years ago, and it’s been at the centre of the city’s social life for decades. Terrace Kitchen has been conceived as the younger, cheekier sister. “I’m hooked on the creative process: the behind-the-scenes orchestration that goes into creating a special experience for people when they visit any of our venues – the setting, the service and, of course, the food.” When not at work, Jo can generally be found playing with her grandchildren or on the family farm at Lake Tarawera.

Claudia Knight

Operations + Event Manager

Claudia is a proud mum of two gorgeous kids – Bree and Dylan. In her down time if she’s not at work or spending time with the family, you’ll find her enjoying a glass of Pinot. With 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, her knowledge and hands-on approach has enabled her to create incredible and bespoke events. Being busy (if not hectic) and watching events come together is her happy place. 

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