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Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 1241
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“pizza” (55 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Pizza, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar
1. Views on the Terrace bar!
"Visited on a Friday night and it was busy."
Brigit B
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2. Excellent food & atmosphere!
"whole experience was nothing short of sensational"
Michelle B
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3. Longitudinally reliable
"honestly say l've never had a bad meal or been with anyone who has"
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11 - 20 of 527 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a wine and quick bite to eat when visiting musuem. Staff busy as large group for afternoon tea but were served fairly quickly. Views to waterfront and ocean great. Menu ok, nothing out of this world, ok value for lunch.

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We went here for lunch and wished we didnt. Overpriced and below average. I dont know how they justify $10.50 for a small bowl of fries with ketchup and aioli that barely fed 1 person- absolutely unbelievable! the restaurant across the road had double the...More

1  Thank usajade
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Saturday night probably not a good time to choose. Waiting time is accepted by locals but a surprise for casual visitors. The food excellent. Good for children - special dishes for them are great.

Thank GFPensioner
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were welcomed by a genuinely happy staff member who made sure we had everything we wanted without being intrusive. The food was perfect and I will be going back again soon.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Consistently great food here, prompt service and very friendly staff make dining here a pleasure any time of day. Well done on a fantastic job Arborio.

Thank MLovelock
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

It’s been absolutely ages since we ate here. Usually we can’t get in a table just walking in but it was our lucky day! We ordered the antipasto platter for two and were not disappointed! It was delicious with an excellent variety of tasty morsels....More

Thank Lois M
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Popped in for brunch one weekend. Food was excellent, well presented and generous portion sizes.Service from Ngapera was impeccable, so good we decided to book for Valentines night - another great experience. Can't wait to return.

Thank itsthatimeagain2017
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Modern and unique decor was lovely and tasteful. The pizza on our first visit was very good. Plenty to take away for the next night's tea too. Eggs benedict and Caesar salad on the second visit were also good. The best thing by far though...More

Thank Raewyn P
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff and a great location. We had a Ceasar Salad to share to start. The garlic prawns were superb... My wife had Hawaiian Pizza and I went for the lamb. The meat was excellent and the Homemade potatoe Puffs were heavenly. Overall, Arborio...More

Thank Juerg H
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Needed some breakfast and coffee but not a lot open that seemed to serve a hot meal in central NP so tried here and pleasantly surprised. I had their vegetarian egg Benedict's with heaps of mushrooms and perfectly cooked eggs. A very big portion. Coffee...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 1241
  • E-mail
If you are looking for one of New Plymouth’s best dining experiences, look no further. Situated within the Puke Ariki museum on St Aubyn street, noted for its stunning architecture and outstanding sea views, Arborio is open seven days from breakfast through to late night snacks and bar service. Here you can enjoy Arborio’s warm and genuine service, welcoming decor and tasty, generous fare. The emphasis at Arborio is on flavour using the freshest seasonal produce that can be sourced for our delicious New Zealand cuisine and authentic pizzas, pastas and risottos. Arborio, a great New Plymouth restaurant, see you there! Simon & Marnie x
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