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Urbano Bistro

289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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Ranked #13 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $31
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located on the corner of Grey & Fenton Streets in Rotorua's "MOTEL MILE" for all day dining, allowing extensive use of the sheltered northerly aspect for alfresco dining in warmer months, through to the relaxed contemporary decor of the interior to suit all occasions. Smart casual cafe by day - serving breakfast, lunch and bar snacks. Fresh baked muffins, slices, cakes and biscuits. Ozone Coffee - dine in or takeaway. Bistro dining by night - serving modern, innovative, contemporary NZ cuisine. Suitable for casual and intimate dining, business meetings, family and corporate functions. Licensed bar. Menus available online. Reservations recommended. Free wi-fi. Free motel delivery. Voted "Outstanding Restaurant", Rotorua Hospitality Awards 2013 & finalists in 2014. NZ Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards 2013 and 2014. Semi-Finalist "Monteith's Wildfood Challenge" 2013.
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our family of four dined at Urbano Bistro tonight. All up it was an excellent experience. Really friendly, obliging and accommodating staff, lovely food and a sophisticated yet comfortable and warm atmosphere. The kids meals which are often an afterthought on menus were really appealing to the children and beautifully presented. We felt that Urbano gave us a great night... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We had a meal at this restaurant last Saturday night when we were staying at the hotel across the road.... We didn't book but just went over.. Obviously they were very busy but managed to find us a Seat. Atmosphere and decor of this restaurant was great . The meal was also very nice. If you were a big eater... More

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I ordered the Duck and it was exquisite. All the flavours matched and could be identified. The textures involved in the dish were magical. Our service was also exceptional and we received a free round of port wines for being such nice customers. Overall an excellent dining experience, thanks Urbano, I will always recommend you in the future.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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176 reviews 176 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Came here with my family. I had the chicken dukkah burger, wife had the dukkah chicken salad, and parents had the gourmet burgers. All amazing and very filling. Lots of delicious toppings on both style of burgers. Recommend coming here.

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Manukau, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Interesting menu, professional wait staff, pleasant surroundings, right across the road from Rydges. Went there for lunch.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a dinner and a lunch here. The staff was amazing and the food great. Treat yourself to a nice meal here.

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Cooroy, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The menu was excellent and varied. the wine list was acceptabel and the service was fabulous. Food could not be faulted and our 4 diners all agreed 10 out of 10. Not the cheapest place to dine but you certainly get what you pay for

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We dined at Urbano as part of the Monteith's Wild Food Experience and had great expectations having read great reviews and their special venison menu sounded delicious.(only one choice, as with all in the competition. The restaurant was quite busy but not full so the staff should have been able to cope. We waited 40 minutes for the meal. It... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

we usually go there for coffee and we always had great coffee there...me and my partner we both are very particular when it comes to our coffees and we were never disappointed by the quality of coffees they make..Apart from great coffee and food , the staff is very professional and polite and above all great baristas oh hell yeah... More

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Rotorua
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always welcomed genuinely. It's a great start to an evening out. The staff here are efficient and friendly. We dined early before an All Black test. By mentioning this on booking, we were able to enjoy two courses and leave on time. Food enjoyable.

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