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Urbano Bistro

289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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Ranked #11 of 148 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $32
Hours:
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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Our food was very tasty, the service was friendly. The quality of the food and wine very good. I had pork and the combination of flavours was just right. We ordered but didn't need the hot chips. Very filling without sides.

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Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Felt like a real treat to have such fantastic service in such a wonderful restaurant. The food was wonderful and the wine was a reasonable price. It's a taxi ride from town but well worth the trip.

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Found by accident, and what a treat! Very interesting menu with some lovely items, and I would have loved to try them all. My chosen fare was really top class, with great ambience and superb service from every member of staff. Really an exceptional bistro - I will return! Appears to be open day/night except Sunday. Opposite Rydges.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We dined at Urbano on a Wednesday evening. The menu is good and the wine list had a good variety and was not stupidly priced. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Urbano was recommended by the owners of the Silver Fern, and it didn't disappoint. The sirloin special was truly special...tender, cooked exactly as ordered, and complemented with perfectly cooked and seasoned steak fries. And the service was warm and personal while also professional. Kudos to the owners, team, and especially to Jess for a lovely and memorable meal.

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Auckland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had dinner here last night and were very impressed with the friendly, helpful staff, and the variety of choices on the menu. There were six of us, including two teenagers, and we were all pleased with our meals. The restaurant decor was smart and the atmosphere relaxed. I think the meal represented great value for money and I will... More

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Lower Hutt
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We arrived at Urbano to be greeted by friendly staff who took our orders within no time. Having had nibbles we ordered our mains and all of our group were happy with our food and the desserts were just divine. The staff were helpful and the service was great which adds to the occasion. I would go back there when... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Never disappointed. Top service, attention to detail and fantastic menu. The owners mix with the guests and very keen to please. Nice to have mature staff who know how to offer excellent service. Do check out the fabulous, unique cocktail mixer. You won't be disappointed.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Our family of four dined at Urbano Bistro tonight. All up it was an excellent experience. Really friendly, obliging and accommodating staff, lovely food and a sophisticated yet comfortable and warm atmosphere. The kids meals which are often an afterthought on menus were really appealing to the children and beautifully presented. We felt that Urbano gave us a great night... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a meal at this restaurant last Saturday night when we were staying at the hotel across the road.... We didn't book but just went over.. Obviously they were very busy but managed to find us a Seat. Atmosphere and decor of this restaurant was great . The meal was also very nice. If you were a big eater... More

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