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“Enjoyable”
Review of Urbano Bistro

Urbano Bistro
Ranked #12 of 227 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

We turned up without a reservation and the restaurant was crowded with a large group but Richard found us a table and made us welcome. The waiting staff were very friendly and the fish was melt-in-the-mouth. The decor is very modern and clean.

  • Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Friendly Service”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We actually ended up eating here back to back nights after some poor planning and crummy weather. Lucky for us though, the restaurant was quite pleasant and the food satisfying. Good spot for dinner especially if you are staying at one of the motels on the outer edge of town. Call for reservations because both nights we were there were quite busy. The Chowder is must get.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding for set menu”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Booked the full restaurant for 50+ people as part of business trip. Had lowish expectation based on previous group dinners.

Food from entree through desert was exceptional - a standard well beyond expectations such that I would book here without hesitation on next trip to Rotorua. Portions perfectly sized and well balanced. All steaks at our table cooked exactly to specification. Special mention re chicken liver dish - just superb - not heavy as it sometimes can be.

Great service complimented the good food

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place, off the main drag-ish”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Rotorua has a downtown center that is the main focus of restaurants and other shops. It also has a main drag with most of the hotels. Urbano is in hotel alley instead of in the main part of town, which put it walking distance from our hotel so I could enjoy a couple beers despite New Zealand's zero tolerance policy on drinking and driving.

The real reason to go to urbano though is summarized in two words: Lamb Tenderloin.

Just fantastic.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Rich W
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auckland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“yummy food”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

very nice service (front lady) and waitresses nice food yum deserts, bit expensive,but very nice ...............................................................................................................................................

Visited October 2012
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