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“Yummy food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Urbano Bistro

Urbano Bistro
289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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Ranked #10 of 153 Restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: $12 - $31
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.
Te kauwhata
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yummy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Received a free voucher at Urbano after booking hotel through wotif. Me and my partner got a hot drink. Hot chocolate was delish! He got eggs Benedict and I got the big breakfast, yummy black pudding and sausages, love trying new foods and this food was delish. It was great atmosphere and really stood out compared to other cafés in Rotorua.

Visited September 2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It was Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Took my partner here for his birthday dinner just the two of us. Its very romantic with the candles i really do like the way it is set up. I had the chicken breast and he had the duck. The chicken was really nice i loved the pasta sauce that came with it. My partner loved the duck it was cooked well. Staff were so friendly. Would come again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food and nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Urbano is a great little spot and very popular. A nice place to dine and relax. If you are into eating and running then this is not the place for you. A nice wait between each courses allows for conversation and time to enjoy the atmosphere. Food is really good, plentiful and modern. A good drinks selection that can be matched to your courses. They cater for all needs.and are mindful of their patrons experience. The night we went there was a rather large boistrous party group entering late so the owners even offered to move us to a table at the other end of the restaurant to continue our fine dining experience. Cetainly worth taking time out for a special meal.

Visited September 2013
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“We had a party of 12”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The food was great and beautifully presented. Although we arrived earlier than arranged the staff were accommodating and prepared our table in no time. Highly recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong
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“Good ambience, generous portions, LOVE the seafood chowder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Two of us dined here twice in our three days in Rotorua. The restaurant serves some pretty good food and has a nice, soothing ambience -- in our opinion, undoubtedly the best restaurant in the vicinity (within half-hour's walking distance, at least).

The portions are generous, and we really loved the seafood coconut chowder. Sounds like a strange combination, but it tastes like a rich version of the Thai tomyum soup, only better. We had some fish and steak as well, which were pretty good too, but the seafood chowder totally overshadowed everything. Easily the best seafood chowder we've ever had!

Service-wise, good when you manage to catch the waitresses' eye. Nothing to rave about, but nothing much to complain about either. Value-wise, could be on the pricey side, but we weren't quite watching that.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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