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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
289 Fenton Street | Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Urbano is away from downtown Rotorua, but was in walking distance of our motel. On a whim we decided to go, and boy are we glad we went! We didn't have a reservation, and were promptly seated. We shared the prawns as appetizer. They were...More

Thank Veejay81
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had brunch at Urbano one morning. Staff were very pleasant and helpful and the ambience was great. Plenty of food choices for breakfast and the presentation and flavour of the dishes selected was excellent, as was the coffee. Highly recommended.

Thank Les H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our meal, the steak was perfectly cooked as was the pork and the mushroom entree was to die for. The service was tops and all the waitresses that approached our table didn’t just hover around, they were there to assist then gone, they...More

Thank Tyrone-Donna T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was AMAZING, the atmosphere cosy and the service really good. Only problem we saw, was that the Prawn starter tasted so much more expensive that it looked. The presentation in a tall glass was impractical, and made it look cheap. Overall amazing food!!

Thank michaelwF3246VF
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Granted the restaurant was very busy but we waited over an hour for our mains which was unacceptable. Too bad if you’re starving! The food when it arrived was very acceptable just such a pity about the wait. The staff were very apologetic.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit. Good atmosphere, upmarket decor, pleasant staff, good service. Problem came with my lamb salad. barely cooked, as you would expect, but oh, so tough. At $22 I expected better. Took me a good 10 minutes after everyone else to finish which was embarrassing...More

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice interior,presentation very good but pricey food and beverages. Both my sister and I had the gourmet chicken burger which had Camembert in,chilli jam, alioli, salad and onion rings. It was served with kelp fries. The meal seemed like it had too much going...More

Thank Alexdewson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were late arrivals- we had an hour delay at the airport and were caught in traffic. They kept the kitchen open for us. Friendly and efficient service, fish of the day was excellent. Everyone else was happy with their meal. Easy, walking distance from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must visit in Rotorua..... Fillet Steaprobably the best we have had ..... don't miss the venison medallions where melt in your mouth.

Thank Outriggernz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is excellent, lovely trendy, elegant decor, nice, helpful staff and best of all, delicious food. We had dinner here, I had the fish of the day which was absolutely delicious, wonderful flavours, very tasty accompanying salad. My husband had the rolled pork which...More

Thank markilee
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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$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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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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