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Urbano Bistro

$$ - $$$European, Soups,
289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3770
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (41 reviews)
“venison” (55 reviews)
“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
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European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to Urbano a number of times over the last 20 year. This time, we travelled down to Rotorua for our 20th wedding anniversay. Being the organised person I am, and knowing how popular Urbano can be I booked ahead through their contact...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kungFuCam2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Restaurant located slightly off city centre but driving takes 5-10min. However surely it was crowded when we arrived and some were even turned away without reservation. Ordered chicken, pork and lamb mains, Caesar salad, NZ mussels and garlic toast as entrees and sundaes for dessert....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AweJames
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night. It was very busy and rather noisy, so not a place for a quiet meal. However the food and service made up for the poor acoustics in the building! Our wait staff were friendly and prompt, and even checked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FleurP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner in this bistro, full to capacity tho’ the friendly staff made a table for the five of us and we were not disappointed. A great menu with something for everyone and a fun and lively atmosphere. We walked from the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 673wendyf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a nearby apartment and wanted an easy meal. Urbano does motel delivery. We popped a cross the street having made our selections from an in room copy of the menu. The waitress was very competent and understanding in working through issues...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ellerslieboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All 5 of us had a simply delicious dinner. Neel waited on our table and was awesome. Highly recommend and can’t wait to visit again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Meander558309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I had dinner here last night and it was fantastic! Lovely restaurant with happy attentive staff. Service was fab. Food was delicious and of a very high standard. My partner loved the ostrich chef special and I had lamb which was cooked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jemm375
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good dinner and great service by Neel! Difficult to choose as there were so many great choices.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely and cozy restaurant at Fenton Str. Friendly and helpful service. The meals I had was delicious and big portions. Excellent value for money

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mogens-DK-49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food in our 2 visits in this bistro. By the way the name bistro is not wright. Thats a very good Restaurant!!! We loved to be there

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Uwe G
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Cynthia W
3 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$10 - US$27
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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