How to consume Page<Entity> response using Spring RestTemplate

new TypeReference<Page<StoryResponse>>() {}

The problem with this statement is that Jackson cannot instantiate an abstract type. You should give Jackson the information on how to instantiate Page with a concrete type. But its concrete type, PageImpl, has no default constructor or any @JsonCreators for that matter, so you can not use the following code either:

new TypeReference<PageImpl<StoryResponse>>() {}

Since you can't add the required information to the Page class, It's better to create a custom implementation for Page interface which has a default no-arg constructor, as in this answer. Then use that custom implementation in type reference, like following:

new TypeReference<CustomPageImpl<StoryResponse>>() {}

Here are the custom implementation, copied from linked question:

public class CustomPageImpl<T> extends PageImpl<T> {
    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
    private int number;
    private int size;
    private int totalPages;
    private int numberOfElements;
    private long totalElements;
    private boolean previousPage;
    private boolean firstPage;
    private boolean nextPage;
    private boolean lastPage;
    private List<T> content;
    private Sort sort;

    public CustomPageImpl() {
        super(new ArrayList<>());

    public int getNumber() {
        return number;

    public void setNumber(int number) {
        this.number = number;

    public int getSize() {
        return size;

    public void setSize(int size) {
        this.size = size;

    public int getTotalPages() {
        return totalPages;

    public void setTotalPages(int totalPages) {
        this.totalPages = totalPages;

    public int getNumberOfElements() {
        return numberOfElements;

    public void setNumberOfElements(int numberOfElements) {
        this.numberOfElements = numberOfElements;

    public long getTotalElements() {
        return totalElements;

    public void setTotalElements(long totalElements) {
        this.totalElements = totalElements;

    public boolean isPreviousPage() {
        return previousPage;

    public void setPreviousPage(boolean previousPage) {
        this.previousPage = previousPage;

    public boolean isFirstPage() {
        return firstPage;

    public void setFirstPage(boolean firstPage) {
        this.firstPage = firstPage;

    public boolean isNextPage() {
        return nextPage;

    public void setNextPage(boolean nextPage) {
        this.nextPage = nextPage;

    public boolean isLastPage() {
        return lastPage;

    public void setLastPage(boolean lastPage) {
        this.lastPage = lastPage;

    public List<T> getContent() {
        return content;

    public void setContent(List<T> content) {
        this.content = content;

    public Sort getSort() {
        return sort;

    public void setSort(Sort sort) {
        this.sort = sort;

    public Page<T> pageImpl() {
        return new PageImpl<>(getContent(), new PageRequest(getNumber(),
                getSize(), getSort()), getTotalElements());

I know this thread is a little old, but hopefully someone will benefit from this.

@Ali Dehghani's answer is good, except that it re-implements what PageImpl<T> has already done. I considered this to be rather needless. I found a better solution by creating a class that extends PageImpl<T> and specifies a @JsonCreator constructor:

import com.fasterxml.jackson.annotation.JsonCreator;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.annotation.JsonProperty;

import java.util.List;

public class HelperPage extends PageImpl<HelperModel> {

    // Note: I don't need a sort, so I'm not including one here.
    // It shouldn't be too hard to add it in tho.
    public HelperPage(@JsonProperty("content") List<HelperModel> content,
                      @JsonProperty("number") int number,
                      @JsonProperty("size") int size,
                      @JsonProperty("totalElements") Long totalElements) {
        super(content, new PageRequest(number, size), totalElements);


HelperPage page = restTemplate.getForObject(url, HelperPage.class);

This is the same as creating a CustomPageImpl<T> class but allows us to take advantage of all the code that's already in PageImpl<T>.

As "pathfinder" mentioned you can use exchange method of RestTemplate. However instead of passing ParameterizedTypeReference<Page<StoryResponse>>() you should pass ParameterizedTypeReference<PagedResources<StoryResponse>>(). When you get the response you could retrieve the content - Collection<StoryResponse>.

The code should look like this:

ResponseEntity<PagedResources<StoryResponse>> response ="/story"),
        HttpMethod.GET, null, new ParameterizedTypeReference<PagedResources<StoryResponse>>() {});
PagedResources<StoryResponse> storiesResources = response.getBody();
Collection<StoryResponse> stories = storiesResources.getContent();

Apart from the content storiesResources holds page metadata and links too.

A more step-by-step explanation is available here: