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Urbano Bistro

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289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Honolulu, United States
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

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
Whakatane, New Zealand
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112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I went here for breakfast after a recommendation from our motel across the road. It was amazing!!! My husband had the Eggs Benedict with pork and I had poached eggs on a bed of fried potato, mushrooms and onion jam (I think it was called the Urbano Hobo) - OMG - delicious!!! The Hot Chocolate was the... More 

Thank TwinkD
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We as a group of 10 family members the eldest being in their 80 s enjoyed a beautiful lunch at this bistro the staff were great the food was gorgeous and reasonably priced. I would recommend eating there to anyone wanting to enjoy excellent service and food

Thank 2berries2016
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We popped over from the motel for a cooked breakfast. Nice modern restaurant. Service was fast and friendly. The meal were massive, even the kids menu was big meals. Would recommend.

Thank Jason E
Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We have bought a voucher from other website for a 2 course dinner (entree + main) for 3 people. We have ordered the seafood chowder, prawn and pork belly. Seafood chowder with lots of ingredients but feel like you are drinking a sauce, not a soup. Pork belly was a bit dry for the bottom part of the meat. Both... More 

Thank Alvis W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A classy looking restaurant serving classy food. Many dishes having a multitude of flavor elements to them. Excellent quality and very good service. A little distance from the Eat Street part of Rotorua but worth the short trip. Above average prices but worth it.

Thank 757carol
Auckland, New Zealand
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is an attractively laid out bistro with easy parking outside . We found the service was good .... prompt , helpful and friendly . We both had the Eggs Benedict as a brunch to sustain us before the drive back to Auckland . The price was perhaps a shade on the high side , but the presentation and preparation... More 

Thank Jim J
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A visit for an evening meal culminated in a very satisfying night, replete and well fed. This establishment is about 3 blocks from the CBD and amongst many of the many motels along Fenton Street. It is a busy place catering for many visitors and families. We were lucky to get a table at 7.30pm as there were several groups... More 

Thank JohnMarion H
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we have been when visiting Rotorua. Such good value compared to the hotels and buffet breakfasts. Only note is that it doesn't open till 9am!!

Thank sonyat747

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 28
European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
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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