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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
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes the meal was fine, maybe not outstanding, and the prices are up there. But the service was very attentive which made a big difference. I was told a couple of large groups had come in before me and there would be quite a wait. But once seated and they realised I was solo, they kept in touch and got... More 

Thank Brent R
Thames, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow!! What a lovely cafe! Staff were on point...food was generous AND very delicious & ambiance was lovely. Very happy campers here. Thank you. We will be back next time in town!

Thank Rachel R
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read reviews and seen the awards this Bistro has earned, but to experience the ambiance and more importantly, the food, was something else. Everything we ordered, from entree to main course and yes, we ventured to dessert, was just beautiful. For example, entree - I ordered the lime coconut seafood chowder, which was sublime. My husband had the... More 

Thank Michelle P
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very disappointing, we were not told there what the 'specials of the day' were, only over heard this at another table while we were eating. Meals were brought to table but no cutlery. No one asked how the meal was, and as there was a problem with one meal I had to get up and go to... More 

Thank CharlieandStanley
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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287 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for lunch with my wife on a cold Rotorua Sunday. Service - Friendly service by waitress and very efficient. However, manager was a bit "cold" when we paid. Food - Open steak sandwich (beef was a bit chewy, fries weren't well fried and was a bit undercooked, salad was okay, food was a bit bland), Urbano hobo (the... More 

Thank MJJC_1982
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Host greeted us the moment we entered and were seated immediately. Lovely perky waitress took our orders and we both commented on the classy understated decor. Food was delicious and the pino went down very easily. Checked out the bathroom after ordering desert. V. Clean. Desert was divine. Reasonably priced too. Easily recommendable.

Thank Thalaciphalos
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few places I've been in rotorua that truly understands the concept of brunch (offering a steak sandwich on the same menu as the french toast and eggs benedict). The food was delicious and portions generous. The coffee was also very nice. A little out from the main CBD but definitely go give it a try.

Thank Stephanie A
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice decoration, friendly fast service. Good traditional menu with large kids ice cream deserts (who wouldnt rate that if you have a 6 and an 8 year old0?

Thank mikeD5677EJ
Honolulu, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it does not open until 9am - it worked out with our schedule and we really enjoyed the breakfast. Everything was excellent

Thank Leonard D
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the more sophisticated spots to dine in Rotorua. A lot of options on the menu, so whether you're thinking of having beef, poultry, fish or pasta, or just wine and antipasto, they've got something to offer. Dishes are flavorful and the presentation superb.

Thank dgydoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $29
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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