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Urbano Bistro

$$ - $$$European, Soups,
289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at some of the highest rated restaurants in the world and this is probably the best food I have ever had.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Urbano Cafe is really worth a visit. Very Friendly Helpful Staff here & only too Pleased to help & Advice you. Food is Fresh & Not overly expensive. I recomend you try it out for yourself.

Thank Ferrit47
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on the pricey side but it sure is worth it. We had the bread selection and the balsamic was absolutely delicious, for Entree we had the scallops and Crab cakes all elements on the plate were to die for. When we thought...More

1  Thank highlander0220
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Wow - this is the place to go. Seriously the service is amazing, the decor is funky, location is easy but the food is awesome. Our waiter Tim rocks - we will be back 👍

Thank TMRussel
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I met a group of friends here late afternoon. Some chose from the coffee/cake menu, whilst others chose from the drinks menu. We had bread and dips platters to share. Friendly service in a modern, pleasant environment.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Walking back from town by myself to our hotel (holiday Inn) and passed Urbano. Looked busy and modern so decided to stop. Asked the waiter clearing a table if I could sit out the front, was told yes so I sat... and sat for 10...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We looked this place! My wife said it was the best meal she had, had in ages. The menu is modern with lots of choice and I found it really hard to decide what to have. Went for the pork and my wife had lamb....More

1  Thank Lordydordy
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner in this restaurant, service was really good and food amazing! The Lamb was delicious and the beef also!! Desert wise we had the desert to share! A bit on the upper scale but really worth it!! Book ahead

Thank Franco8375
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It was a positive start, the Entrees were great, then it all went downhill from there. My main was too sweet, too much fruit for a main course, it wasn't at all balanced. The desserts were incredibly disappointing, it tasted like they were all shop...More

1  Thank rachelA1114QB
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Fantastic meals had by all in our group. Staff are amazing and very accomodating when slight alterations are made to meals(where possible) Hosts are great and the complimentary port after our groups meal was a nice touch

Thank Tracey D
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Cynthia W
2 July 2017|
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Response from Levinite70 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they had something for everyone 😊
24 September 2016|
Response from JulieS1559 | Property representative |
We serve vegetarian options but not vegan sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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