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Urbano Bistro

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289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Description: Located on the corner of Grey & Fenton Streets in Rotorua's "MOTEL...
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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  • 275
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A stand out!

We were recommended by the owners of our hotel and overall it did not disappoint! The service felt a bit rushed by our waiter at first, but with a request to take our time as we wanted to enjoy the evening, they slowed it down nicely. After 2 months on the road; cooking ourselves, catching a meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shannon B
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Cayucos, California
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Cayucos, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were recommended by the owners of our hotel and overall it did not disappoint! The service felt a bit rushed by our waiter at first, but with a request to take our time as we wanted to enjoy the evening, they slowed it down nicely. After 2 months on the road; cooking ourselves, catching a meal here and there,... More 

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Thank Shannon B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We tried here before they closed for Christmas holidays, food was amazing, staff were friendly, and hubby loved the coffee. We are going to be coming back here when we visit next time.

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Thank Shadow0608
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Urbana is an attractive restaurant - the decor is understated, contemporary, comfortable. We ordered the artisan breads to start - served with a delicious balsamic reduction and avocado oil. Then we chose eye fillet steak served with a pastry loop and venison loin. Both dishes were creatively served, absolutely delicious and had an interesting range of vegetables. We shared a... More 

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Thank Judith E
Emerald, Australia
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast on our way out of town. Large meals and extremely tasty. Great coffee! I wish we had tried it for dinner.

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Thank SSamSS
ohaupo
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was recommended by the motel and it did not disappoint, food was great with friendly staff, good atmosphere

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Thank galashiels
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did not expect such good food. I loved the duck and the chicken of the other guest was delicious. The price is just a bit high and the ambiance was good. But I did not expect something good on a busy road. I would expect something like this near the centre but we were lucky to find this gem.... More 

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Thank menno4u
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I were told that urban bistro was a good place to eat so we went and parked and waited inside the restaurant at the entrance for 10 minutes. No one served us, no one looked at us and no one offered us a table. Usually not one to complain about service but we ended up leaving because... More 

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Thank shamma606
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have travelled to Rotorua numerous times but this was our first time visiting Urbano, and gosh have we been missing out!!!! Had a beautiful dinner and two breakfasts during our most recent trip to Rotorua. The Eggs Benedict are to die for!!! Fantastic service was the icing on the cake! Thanks Urbano, we will be back!!

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Thank Trippin_Team_T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish, best dining experience we had in Rotorua. Superb tasting menu, wine pairing and service. Our expectations were exceeded...Kudos to our waiter and entire staff...highly recommended.

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Thank Scotthonath
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were not overly hungry so choose a burger dish, this was beautifully presented and very tasty well worth the price

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 3770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
  • Cuisine: European, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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