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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good experience all round

We four just dropped in on a Wednesday evening, and the place was quite busy, but they found a table for us. The decor of this restaurant is quite pleasant and it is well set out. The service was very, very good from all involved as well. Each of us had a different dish, fish, chicken, lamb and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Frommy
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Greater Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Greater Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We four just dropped in on a Wednesday evening, and the place was quite busy, but they found a table for us. The decor of this restaurant is quite pleasant and it is well set out. The service was very, very good from all involved as well. Each of us had a different dish, fish, chicken, lamb and venison, and... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were staying close by & recommended this restaurant. We arrived for breakfast - not particularly busy but no-one registered our presence. We sat at a table outside but no-one came to us. We eventually went up to the bar 'oh you can order here or we will come over & take your order'. The lack of welcome was surpassed... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we went for breakfast and it was delicious!!! I had eggs benedict and it was amazing. definitely would go back to try the lunch meals as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My spouse and I went to Urbano Bistro in February 2015 for dinner. I had the steak and she had the lamb, and we both got a glass of wine to go with our meal. The steak was excellent - perfectly prepared to the level of doneness I specified (medium well) and tasted amazing. The garlic butter and mushrooms were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Best French toast I've had! Lovely breakfast/brunch spot which has been hard for us too find in Rotorua

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Lisbon, Portugal
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place was very close to our motel (to many motels, actually) so we went there for a quick dinner. The quality of the food was very good - I had the vegetarian filo pastries and definitely recommend it, especially for the price they charge. Also, it's open a bit later than some of the nearby alternatives.

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed across the street from Urbano at the Rydges Hotel so we decided to go across the street for dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised at the service and quality of the meal and wine list. The fish of the day was excellent as were the oysters and wine. The service was very good. It's definitely a more upscale/nicer... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We made a reservation as we were told this was a very popular restaurant. Anyway it was not full on this particular night. The mains of chicken breast and vegetarian filo parcels were ok. The lemon meringue cheesecake and the blueberry & almond tart were nice enough. The portions were small so it was not good value for money. Also... More 

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London, UK
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39 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Urbano is slightly out of the main town region, near to our B & B, and situated close to the many hotels and motels in the region. A bustling place with a wide menu but not much of a wine list. Good quality raw materials, well prepared and friendly service.

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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211 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Urbano was the closest and best reviewed restaurant to where we were staying. What a brilliant evening, we hadn't booked ahead but were lucky enough to get a super table for two. We both went for the scallops starter, which was simply delicious. Followed by the fish of the day which was Tarakihi , marvellous ! We had jus enough... More 

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