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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located on the corner of Grey & Fenton Streets in Rotorua's "MOTEL MILE...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A very good effort in rotorua

Along the main drag from the city to the thermal pools(Fenton street ) Black tables and chairs.. grey carpet shows some wear. Pretend electric candles. Decor maybe slightly harsh modern with no curtains. Crosby stills Nash and young background music but not loud. Service a mixture of very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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wellington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Along the main drag from the city to the thermal pools(Fenton street ) Black tables and chairs.. grey carpet shows some wear. Pretend electric candles. Decor maybe slightly harsh modern with no curtains. Crosby stills Nash and young background music but not loud. Service a mixture of very well informed and delightful locals and overseas staff who struggle a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food was excellent with great innovation and flair. Perfectly cooked and we totally enjoyed our dinner

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We booked a table for 2 adults and 2 children. Our friends, family Of 5, arrived 10 minutes after and we asked if we could all sit together but they wouldn't accommodate us even though there were plenty of tables they wouldn't make up one for us so we had to sit separately. Meal was nice but the chicken was... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food at Urbano is always good, and there is a variety to suit most tastes. A good children's menu is always a bonus if your dining with the younger family members. The staff are attentive and willing to please.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ate breakfast here during our stay at the Emerald Spa Motor Lodge. I had the "Urbano Big Boy" breakfast, and it was huge as well as excellent as was the coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Thank you! Had lunch today. The food was really nice, my chicken salad really hit the spot. What made it was how welcome they made us feel. Our very active almost 2year old was looked after as well as we were. Including her own small sized fork. If we were local we'd be back more often.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had garlic Bread to start and Pork Belly, the Scotch and the Eye Fillet mains, then Mud Cake and Cheese Cake for dessert. Couldn't really fault it!!! Or the service!!! Will definitely return

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There was an extensive menu and a great variety. Great value for money, nice atmosphere and the staff were friendly, knowledgeable, attentive yet not 'in your face'. A lovely evening and most enjoyable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were staying in a motel close by and didn't want to drive so we chose to dine here, without any expectations. We were wowed by the food and the service. Having just left Auckland and been largely disappointed food-wise, we enjoyed a really good meal, wine and service. My rack of lamb was beautifully prepared and very flavourful. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Their menu presents well but their value for money is terrible. The smallest of smallest portions we have ever seen at any restaurant. Their food is nice but the chef does seem to try a bit too hard with presentation instead of blending the flavours properly. Some things just don't combine well. We are not at all big eaters but... More 

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Additional Information about Urbano Bistro

Address: 289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-349 3770
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
Cuisine: European

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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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