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Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$International, ,
65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 1241
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“pizza” (49 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
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"
BOBCATNZ1960
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1 - 10 of 480 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in at 6 pm with no dinner reservations but it did not seem to be a problem. We enjoyed the food but it was all very slow. The drinks were slow to come out and our second order I think they must have...More

Thank Sassysas1970
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sassysas, Thank you for choosing to have your dinner at Arborio last week. I am pleased that your food was enjoyable but please accept my apologies for the delay in getting your food and drinks out. We have transitioned into our busy summer period...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I've been visiting this cafe for at least a decade for breakfast or lunch and I can honestly say l've never had a bad meal or been with anyone who has. Today was no exception when my wife and I took her parents there for...More

1  Thank BOBCATNZ1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday night and it was busy. Just had drinks but great service. The food looked good. Lovely outlookMore

Thank Brigit B
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Brigit! Thanks for your awesome review - we have invested in our Terrace Bar to ensure it is a beautiful environment for our guests to enjoy drinks, snacks or a full dining experience. We are delighted you loved it! Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here! Love the food, the view the whole scene!! Always come back for our anniversary. Cater to all and service is top quality

Thank 755genh
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for ongoing patronage and your love for what we do! We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know. See you next time! Marnie (owner)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lunched here late (3pm) and experienced prompt friendly service, good food (although the Viet. salad was slightly over-dressed) and had great seaviews from high stools at the front. An altogether pleasant experience.More

Thank Peter D
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peter, Thanks for coming to arborio and taking the time to review us. I have passed on your feedback to our kitchen team about the salad - thank you. The views from both the Terrace Bar and the al fresco dining area are sensational,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant atmosphere's is a little bit dark, it was a quiet evening, not lively. The staff were very helpful, not very cheerful but not gloomy. A little bit slow on the service. The food was great, a full-mark there. I had seafood pasta. Nice...More

Thank ACube
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am pleased you thought our food was great, our seafood linguini is one of our most ordered dishes - it is a crowd pleaser!! Hope to see you again sometime! Warm regards, Marnie

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We took a group of 12 of us to Arborio and all enjoyed it very much. Love the decor. The young waiter we had was excellent, he certainly knew what he was talking about. Good food, wine and views over the water are great.More

Thank Lynette C
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lynette We are thrilled to hear you had a great time recently at Arborio. Donald is an awesome waiter and full of personality and knowledge - sounds like he hit the mark with your group!! Thank you for the compliment about our decor -...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Dropped in for a Sunday brunch to meet friends. Good service, good light food - and for a Sunday, plenty of free parking.

Thank dave b
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dave, Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us recently, Sunday brunch is a popular day for both locals and visitors. I am delighted you had a good time! See you again soon I hope! :) Marnie

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is one of the few open on Sunday I believe. Friendly staff and limited menu. The food is ok and ranges from beef to lamb and fish. They serve pastas as well.

1  Thank R S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were very disappointed with our breakfast here. It was a glorious sunny morning, so we sat outside - and were largely ignored. It took 10 minutes to get a menu, after we had been shown to our table, and then another 15 for an...More

3  Thank Rick M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$24
Cuisine
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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