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All 150 Rotorua Restaurants

Urbano Bistro

289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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Ranked #14 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $32
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
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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142 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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Wilmington, Delaware
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137 reviews 137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Found this one on TA at the last minute and was VERY glad we noticed it! The staff treated us to a very enjoyable evening with an excellent meal and service. We had been disappointed the previous evening by an unnamed restaurant in Rotorua that was very "meh" when it was rated so highly, so this was doubly enjoyable having... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place has an extensive breakfast menu and all the meals look appetizing. They taste even better. The coffee is hot and the service is great. Have only been in groups of 8-10 and its always quick and delicious.

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