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Urbano Bistro

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289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Shanghai, China
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rotorua seems to close early. This is a good place to grab a decent bottle of NZ wine and have a chat after 10.00 if you are staying in the area. The food looked good too.

Thank Steve W
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were a table of four people staying at a nearby motel. We made a booking and we were so surprised to see how busy this place was on a Monday night. Our table wasn't quiet ready when we arrived so had drinks at the bar and we were well looked after while waiting for our table. When we got... More 

Thank FarmersDownUnder
Whakatane, New Zealand
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee - great. Food delicious though large sizes. Great if you are looking for brunch to get you through the day. I'm not complaining, however I did have to leave a good portion of it. The meal range is good and caters for all tastes / gf options

Thank fwharry
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a great Segway experience we sat down for a complimentary coffe and stayed on for lunch. Fantastic food.

Thank JonandDianne
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My accommodation booking was somewhat focused on the reviews about Urbano. Believe you me, I was not disappointed, having a wonderful fish dish. My wife is a vegetarian and she was most satisfied. Dessert was banana fritters, delightfully served with balls of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream in a vessel which allowed the syrup to remain below minimising the... More 

Thank Trustme52
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was dining alone and didn't really like the seating, but the pate entrée was fantastic, and so was everything else. The service was great too. I was worried when I saw a busload of tourists arrive, but there were no delays and everything was great.

Thank Andrew B
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Table of ten of us (incl 2 children plus one small toddler) and it was handled perfectly, even though they were reasonably busy. Coffees were delicious and all our meals were faultless. We had some special requirement (gluten free, dairy intolerance) and it wasn't an issue. Thoroughly recommend!!!

Thank Amber B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most delicious breakfast in Urban Rotorua at this sumptuous and well appointed spot. So recommend this place it is worth a special trip.

Thank Sandy H
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is absolutely fantastic! Prices are reasonable considering the excellent standard. A great evening with the exception of the rude staff, first told no availability even though there were quite a few empty tables, after enquiring about the vacant tables, I was told it's a 30min wait and there's no room at the (empty) bar for a drink while I... More 

Thank Ben K
Whangarei, New Zealand
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a most pleasant and delicious meal at this suburban Rotorua restaurant last weekend. The food was beautifully prepared and served and the service was attentive and friendly, right down to the complimentary Port with our cheeseboard which was a very acceptable finishing touch to a delightful evening. Will be going there again when next in Rotorua.

Thank gsrodda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $28
European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?