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Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 1241
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I go most weekends to Arborio for there tasty and generous breakfasts. We have been regulars there for a while now and will keep going back because the staff are always friendly and won't hesitate to help. Would recommend for any time of the day.

Thank keirancowie
Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

we were four ladies visiting New Plymouth for the garden festival and dined here on the Saturday night. prices were not cheap but the food was very nice if not a little on the smaller side portion wise. i had the chicken dish and this was cooked beautifully and hit the spot. one of the other ladies felt her steak... More 

Thank mouse037
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This cafe is right next to Puke Ariki and was very busy. Friendly staff who were friendly and very knowledgeable, menu options were good. Food was very tasty. Check out the differing lights - very interesting range and beautiful. This is family friendly so if you're not keen on noisy excited children Id suggest evening or going during the week... More 

Thank Nicola W
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Been to there with family staff was friendly and food was good as well. Ambiance of restaurant is good .

Tallinn, Estonia
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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The reviews are good, they claim to have TripAdvisor badge of excellence as well as some meat and fish badge. This brought us there. Except for pizza, the rest was just plain boring and just not tasty. Pasta with braised lamb - could have been any meat, no taste at all. Lamb main was cold, tasteless meat pieces popped around... More 

1 Thank Joona S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went for a walk along New Plymouth's beautiful waterfront walk way. Stopped here for lunch. Quality food, well presented, nice decor, friendly staff. Thank you!

Thank kerrylw7
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Everything about this place was great! Great food, great coffee, great service. And of course there's the beautiful view overlooking the ocean.

Thank Michelle L
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went here for a meal on a Friday night, with family,. I really enjoyed the porterhouse steak, and my wife the pea and prawn risotto. Right on 9:30pm, the though, we were asked to leave, without having been offered desserts, on the basis that no one was left in the restaurant ordering food. Nonsensical and disappointing, given all 4 of... More 

4 Thank Pocahontas12
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

For something a little bit different, try the French Toast with caramelized pineapple. Yum. Lovely ocean views. Good coffee. Classy decor. Right beside the museum, which is also a must see.

Thank Glenda P
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review!! More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable evening at Arborio. Service was a little slow, however we were in no rush and they were busy. Food was excellent. Would definitely come back as there were some mouthwatering options on the menu. Could have more options on the wine menu.

Thank Simon H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
International, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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

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