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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: Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 23
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  • 8
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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
Pleasant dinner spot

This restaurant has pleasant upscale decor, and the background music was nice as well. The server was attentive. The menu choices were great, including specials of the day, and could be previewed online. Our meals arrived quickly, and tasted great. It has the reputation of being a great steak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Raelene L
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has pleasant upscale decor, and the background music was nice as well. The server was attentive. The menu choices were great, including specials of the day, and could be previewed online. Our meals arrived quickly, and tasted great. It has the reputation of being a great steak restaurant, although we ourselves had fish and chicken dinners. The price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Came here with friends. What a lovely restaurant. Great decor, friendly staff. Great variety of food. Large meals. Loved the sweetbreads. Very reasonable prices. Definitely be back here next time we come to Rotorua. Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Delicious meal from start to finish. Unobtrusive yet attentive service. One of my favourite meals in New Zealand. Can recommend the passion fruit meringue cheesecake.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Q - How hard is it to get a steak sandwich right? A - Very is you ignore the seasoning. What would otherwise have been a good lunch was let down by a complete lack of seasoning. My wife's fish of the day was fine but my steak sandwich bland and forgettable. The warmish coffee didn't help.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent Food! Five of us had breakfast and all had superb meals. Back for dinner the same day, another superb meal, would visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had a delicious breakfast at Urbano. Not the cheapest but worth the money as the food was great. Nice and quiet as well. Would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stunning decor very attentive service beautiful presentation of breakfast Given choices of bread coffee was just warm but I didn't complain My scrambled eggs I would have liked a bit creamer but overall it was very good No hesitation in returning Just loved the decor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On our second visit (our first was just drinks with friends) we enjoyed Sunday brunch and apart from the pleasant surprise in finding black pudding on the menu, the service was great, the food was yummy and for the portion size - very good value for money. We may have just found a real fine dining place in Rotorua. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Food delivered to our motel room, free of charge. Was absolutely beautiful, and will definitely eat here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a great place to stop by for a meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) after or before a day of touring. Excellent food and good service. Very handy location on Fenton Street as it's close to most of the motels on the street.

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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: Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?