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“Great Food and nice setting”
Review of Urbano Bistro

Urbano Bistro
Ranked #13 of 241 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $27
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
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.

Thank crusaderAuckland
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

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.

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Thank Safaa M
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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.

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Thank MagFff
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Urbano Hobo was a great breakfast, full of flavour. Service was awesome, prices reasonable and the decor was clean and pleasant. Will be back next year for another visit.

Thank Louise B
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

My husband's birthday so we had breakfast at Urbano. The place was humming when we got there (Father's Day). Both ordered eggs benedict - superb! Finished with great coffee and juices.

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Thank Tahatoi
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