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Urbano Bistro

289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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Ranked #10 of 148 restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $35
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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Roma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

VIP prices for being treated as the last people in the world! Food was pretty average and the experience just terrible. Felt sick the next day - which kind of ruined the two days stay at Rotorua. Will never come back and definitely warn friends&family. Kind of surprised after all the good reviews - maybe the owner changed.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went for late breakfast and our expectations were exceeded. Lovely meal which was beautifully presented. Service was excellent, decore and ambience lovely and price reasonable. An all round great experience.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I've been here several times, usually just for coffee, when staying in Rotorua. This morning we had breakfast there and it was delicious. We don't eat much bread and when we asked for it to be left off our dishes we were offered other options, mushrooms with my eggs benedict and potato cakes with my partner's bacon and eggs. Service... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Everything we ate. Mainly ate for breakfasts and lunches. Nice staff and good food. Definitely recommend going there for breakfast.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dined here for a dinner with friends early July. Food and service was fantastic. Go with the Venison if you want to be wowed. These guys know how to do good food and good service. Will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'm not a person to go out to a fancy place and order a burger but in this case I can make an exception. The balance of flavors in this burger was perfect. Each flavor stood out and none over powered the other. I ordered the Dukkah crusted chicken burger and it was the best burger I have ever eaten.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Guys if you want to take your partner out for a great meal Urbano would be the first place to stop off, the staff are very friendly and the meals are very enjoyable. I was very lucky to have someone to share this very enjoyable evening out on the town more than happy to recommend Urbano to everyone.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

OK.... this restaurant is an enigma. The food is amongst the best. The service well above average but the surrounding and decor are abysmal.. more suited to a third rate country cafe. Food on the floor, plastic (yes plastic) chairs and totally uninteresting. NO tap beers and a somewhat limited wine range. The food as said is right at the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was in Rotorua for a few days and came across Urbano on Fenton Street. I made this my place for breakfasts for four days and was highly impressed by the quality of the coffee (and I am really fussy), the meal - I had Eggs Benedict each time and I could not fault it. I would like to say... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was 2nd night in Rotorua, walked from hotel to this restaurant but wrong direction, we called the restaurant to ask the direction twice and we insisted to have dinner at this restaurant. This was definitely correct decision. Food is unexpected delicious and fresh, especially the oysters. We ordered 1/2 dozen but finally we decided to order another 1/2 dozen.... More

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