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All 150 Rotorua Restaurants

Urbano Bistro

289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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Ranked #10 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $31
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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Urbano is on Fenton Street but not in the main part of town. We had Sunday brunch there, quick service, great food. Four of us ordered the hobo which was lovely. I'm vegetarian so asked for the chorizo on the side to give to my husband, one of our party didn't want the hollandaise and the orders come out correctly.... More

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Dalton, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Loved this restaurant. Beautiful food and gorgeous decor, this restaurant was fabulous! Since we ate there several times, we had quite a sampling of the menu. Being vegetarian, I had the Vegetarian Main, Wild Rocket Salad, several of the sides - they were all delicious! My son had the Chicken Main one evening and the Pork Main another. He cleared... More

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My third time back to Urbano but this time for dinner. We hadn't booked, it was a Monday night and the place was humming. Luckily for us a table was just leaving so the waitress showed us to the bar area and said she would set up for us. Done in no time - we were seated, menus in our... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We ate dinner here our last night in Rotarua. Our tour guide suggested it as a place with New Zealand food that was not too expensive. It's on the main drag, Fenton St, but not in the main part of town. We had the oyster special three ways, tempura, with balsamic pearls, and with passion fruit sauce. We each had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The food is excellent , the driks perfect and the service is fast and very kind. The food we ordered was with the right taste and temperature. The atmosphere and the installation very clean and the decoration of the restaurante is very elegant. Xavier Gonzalez Ortega Mexico

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Boston
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100 reviews 100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A cozy, attractive bistro restaurant with a friendly, attentive staff. Both the food and service were excellent. My wife enjoyed the sautéed prawns and then the scallops. I ordered the coconut lime seafood chowder and then the venison. Wine prices were reasonable. If I could I would give it 4 1/2 stars. A very enjoyable dinner.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

great service, very attentive and speedy. Good food, great choices and excellent wine list. Even the kids enjoyed the meals!

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The decor of this place is warm and inviting and we were greeted pleasantly by the staff upon arrival. Breakfast of 'urbano hobo' and 'eggs bene' ( that our table of 4 ordered) were ample portion sizes and very flavorsome with great presentation. Would definately go back here. Wish we had gone here the night prior for dinner.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband found this place close to where we were staying and spent the evening drinking at their bar and then enjoying in his words "The best steak I've ever tasted"!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We spent 3 days in Rotorua and ate twice at Urbano Bistro. The service was really friendly and quick and the food and coffee were fantastic (especially the coffee!). The atmosphere was good not noisy or too crowded. The restrooms were very clean. I can recommend their beef burger and mushroom bruschetta.

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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 12 - 31
Cuisine: European

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