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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 114
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 20
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent for lunch and dinner

Wonderful food, good wine list, we walked in on one occassion and booked another, all was good and the service great

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
maggie305
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, good wine list, we walked in on one occassion and booked another, all was good and the service great

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Auckland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friends from USA visiting Another friend lives in Rotorua and had been here before. Food looked beautiful and was delicious Enjoyed the seafood chowder and beef dishes. Service was okay but for such a highly recommended eating place would have expected more attention to detail. Would definitely return to try more of the menu as food was excellent

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Medway
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38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This bistro came highly recommended, but we were disappointed with the food. It really wasn't anything special, and we were very rushed to finish, even though it was only 8 30 in the evening (just managed to get a table before they closed!!) We like to eat later rather than at 6 o'clock like children, but we felt like freaks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Could be nice for intimate dinner, or corporate dinner they catered for both, excellent staff and food is Devine.

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Napier, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Returned after a year and a previous fantastic experience. This time the food is still lovely but will probably try somewhere else next time. Mains are over $40 now, acoustics not very good as the place is very noisy especially before it fills right up. Sweetbreads were battered rather than crumbed which spoiled them a bit for me. If you... More 

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Bath, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

good food and service provided in an atmosphere that was pleasant and enjoyable. I would highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had 2 mains and 2 desserts, both were amazing and the banana fritter with butterscotch suace was out of this world

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Napa, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. It was OK- but don't expect anything outstanding. Service was pleasant as were the surroundings. It might be as good as it gets in Rotorua which does not stand out as a memorably pleasant experience.

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Middle Sackville, NS, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This bistro was walking distance from our hotel on the main street when you come into Rotorua. It is reasonably priced and the food is very good. We were able to eat outside and we got a table, even though we didn't have a reservation. The wait staff were very friendly. The owners were on site and very helpful when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lovely surroundings and atmosphere. Excellent vegetarian option , fresh and well cooked - one of the best meals we had in a month in New Zealand. Friendly service - highly recommended.

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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 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?