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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, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 22
    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
Not cheap but a good example of upmarket dining

Arrived for dinner without a booking, a good welcome and table, service was attentive and orders arrived in a timely manner and as specified on the menu. Recommended by local motel and would agree with their view of the establishment

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
John E
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Arrived for dinner without a booking, a good welcome and table, service was attentive and orders arrived in a timely manner and as specified on the menu. Recommended by local motel and would agree with their view of the establishment

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner last night.We highly recommend this restaurant for their service and the delish meal.A special thankyou to Carolina our waitress who made sure that we were fine from the time we entered the restaurant and then when we left.A service with a smile just makes it even more special to enjoy our meal.The food awesome thankyou chefs.We will... More 

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Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We ate dinner after a long day of touring. The service was great but the meal, even though it was very nicely presented, we thought it "lacked seasoning/ taste" , for what you get and the price it was one of the less enjoyed dinner during our vacation of 20 days in NZ and OZ. We would not go here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stunning delicious fresh breakfast. Ate 2mornings in a row both consistently tasty and the service was fast! Go here for fast service, delicious coffee (mocha's devine) and the most value for quality food! I would recommend to anyone going to Rotorua.

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Malibu, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Urbano Bistro serves excellent breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Fresh food, great recipes, friendly staff, and hip décor. We found ourselves returning here each day for at least one meal!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great that this restaurant is open on a Monday night. Food is excellent, service was also wonderful, very good wine list. Will be back!

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Mornington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This restaurant was, luckily, just across the road from our hotel. We were extremely impressed with the whole evening. The service was excellent, the food was great and for Wednesday evening, the ambience was lovely. We had garlic bread and mixed bread to start between 3 of us, then our main courses were wonderful, I had the chicken, my husband... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Not great al all. Went for the burger. I dont mind over paying for a burger especially if it is half decent and i'm in a tourist town. This burger was a complete let down. The other meals around the table were also not well recieved. I would avoid this place. The prices are high, which is fine, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Awesome coffee , great cakes and slices ! Really recommend this place to anyone. Friendly great service, even when busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Absolutely fell in love with this place, food and the staff. All amazing and the food was outstanding, diffinatley on my favorite list. Thank you to the chef and staff your work is outstanding :) From Langford Residents

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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 - 28
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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?