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Urbano Bistro

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289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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09:00 - 23:00
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Santa Rosa, CA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It took 45 minutes at least to get served which was the only negative. I found this wait to be fairly typical of restaurants in NZ. Lack of parking. Nice people who run the place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got in late to town and we were desperate for dinner - walked down from our hotel a few blocks and found this gem, very busy! But they graciously squeezed us in...varied menu, veers toward Indian flavors, great wine list and bar, delicious combinations of fresh ingredients, especially fish - beware the large portions! Salads fresh and beyond the... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here quite late without booking it was not over busy but a good buzz. I had the Chicken Burger and my husband had the Fish Special which was Gurnard with Salad and Crab Dressing. We both had Affagato mine with Frangelico. Lovely!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there for a few drinks and also for dinner. We had seen complaints about slow service but the place was quiet and we had no problem. Our food was good - well presented and tasty. Prices seemed reasonable and fairly average for New Zealand. The restaurant is nicely laid out - no complaints about this place at all.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 visits to Rotorua over 7 years and visited every time. Glad we returned. Excellent food, left not feeling like we would burst but full. Tasty wines and beers to go with. Better than average speed of service with drinks in particular.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice at Urbano. First time coffee was a bit strong for my liking but the following morning the coffee was much better but still not hot enough. Food yummy and options not on the menu were provided which was appreciated. Service was slow though and it took some waving before we were acknowledged by the staff. Prices were a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was devine, fresh, really tasty and excellent quality and we didn't wait long. The waitress was nice but the Manager (assumed this as she was wearing the uniform) was blunt and cold in her approach. A real shame as she made us feel so uncomfortable we wouldn't probably go back.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday's brunch at Urbano was delightful to say the least. Dukkah crusted chicken tenders (and they were tender) sat atop the best salad I've had for a long time. A tasty blend of mesclun greens and rocket, red onion, bacon and almonds with a generous serving of a succotash of corn and edamame beans with a white balsamic and (I... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok I get it, this is Rotorua and not Auckland or Sydney. When we ordered Vodka Martinis and they came back with Halloween orange drinks because they used more sweet vermouth than vodka, it was understandable and even kind of funny since they don't get that cocktail order often. Then when we ordered steaks with the sauces on the side... More 

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Rotorua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are local andvisit here from time to time for brunch. My husband asked me out on a brunch date for Valentines Day so I of course picked here! Service is always good, professional and the food is superb. He always has Eggs Bene and I usually have the Urbano Hobo. Today it was perfect ! Thanks guys we always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 29
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?