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“The better the spot, the less good the food”

Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar
Ranked #27 of 164 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $25
Cuisines: International, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The better the spot, the less good the food”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Well I've always thought this was the case - and unfortunately Arboria on the gorgeous New Plymouth front bears it out. A bit disappointing. A good taste of the NZ waiting style "were you wanting anything else?" I reckon there will be better restaurants tucked away in NP...

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Acey75
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MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, March 27, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post these comments.

I regret to hear that your experience did not meet the mark this time, my sincere apologies. I hope that you will consider contacting us at the restaurant if you would like to discuss your experience any further.

We value feedback such as this so that we can continue to improve.

Kinds regards,

Marnie Johnston-Saywell
Owner
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new plymouth
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious and well presented”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Wonderful staff and a lovely night celebrating our Mothers birthday (80) with family although she has not been with us for 30 years. The food was very appetising and well presented.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank georgeandmcduff
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MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, March 27, 2015
Thank you so much for your awesome feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to detail your experience - it means a great deal to the team, thanks! Hope you will come and visit us again :)
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Should have ate here earlier”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Didnt realise how good the food and service was here until we ventured into the restaurant.

Welcomed immediately and service was impressive.

Very polite staff member served us really made us feel at home.

Plenty of conversation and banter made us feel great.

Well done see you soon.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank spockii
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MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, March 27, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Arborio. It is great to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see in in again sometime soon :)
Kind regards,
Marnie Johnston-Saywell
Owner
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“good food, great service, nice views”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

ate lunch today, fish and chips with salad, and crumbed squid with salad, both had plenty of food, and were nice meals. The prices are very reasonable aswell. Service was absolutely excellent, and to sit outside on a sunny day and enjoy the views of the ocean.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Fiona P
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MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, March 27, 2015
Thank you so much for your awesome feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to detail your experience - it means a great deal to the team, thanks! Hope you will come and visit us again :)
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It's a winner”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

My favorite place for a Sunday breakfast. Coffee, food and service is consistently the best you will find anywhere (not just in NP). Do it, go there this weekend :)

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Mike S
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MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, March 27, 2015
Thank you so much for your awesome feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to detail your experience - it means a great deal to the team, thanks! Hope you will come and visit us again :)
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