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289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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Ranked #12 of 157 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $30
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
London, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for breakfast on our last day in Rotorua after reading reviews. We arrived as it opened and had a nice table by the window. A nice contemporary feel to the place. A great choice of breakfast dishes on the menu. I went with the French Toast which was really tasty, together with some fresh tea. Service was... More 

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant with friends who are local to the Rotorua area, and what a great choice it was. The service was friendly and efficient. The wait time from ordering, to our meals arriving was perfect. I was impressed with my meal, it was a good size and the flavours all married well, from the port loin to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We had great breakfast dishes here - my eggs and bacon with a side salad were very tasty - great grainy seedy toast - my husband had the Urbano Hobo a compilation of potatoes, mushrooms, onion, chorizo, poached eggs and other stuff piled high and delicious! Great coffees, too - totally hit the mark on what we needed to get... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Have enjoyed both lunch (tasty duck salad) and dinner (lamb) and would recommend highly. Away from bustle of town, and stylish ambiance.

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Napier, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This cool little cafe sits on the main road into Rotorua on the left. You can't miss it, with it's black painted building. You can choose to sit in or out and watch the world go by, while you peruse the paper and sip your coffee. Which, by the way, is delicious! On offer is a range of tempting snacks... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was a bit concerned with the couple of bad reviews, we were pleasantly surprised. Yes it is a bit upscale, but the food is worth it. I ordered the Scotch filet, the steak was cooked perfectly. The fries are great, the breaded egg was a welcome surprise. My husband got the fish special and he thought it was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

While Mrs R was in town getting her eye brows done, daughter and I went to Urbano for lunch. Excellent experience. Caprese salad with basil sorbet! And a blueberry and almond dessert. Very good service. Very relaxed atmosphere. We've been here several times and recommend Urbano!

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Urbana has great staff and amazing food. Probably a bit more on the expensive side but it worth it for the great food.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very charming place with good service. The food was very tasty and well presented. We've ordered pasta and gourmet hamburger, both were delicious. To drink we had a tropical smoothie, it also tasted good, but perhaps too heavy with lunch. They have many tables, inside and outside.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

So we rocked up to this little bistro which was advertised in our hotel and they ignored us, we stood looking at the menu, nobody approached us to sit down. Nobody said hi. It was quite busy, but after 5 mins we walked out. :(

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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 11 - 30
Cuisine: European

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