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“excellent meal”
Review of Urbano Bistro

Urbano Bistro
Ranked #12 of 233 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$29
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

had a great meal. some odd mixtures and the menu looks very busy, but every combination was wonderful and we had a great evening there.

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Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I have just left the restaurant in which we have had probably our best meal in NZ. However 2 amazing incidents have marred the experience. A fly arrived, uninvited, in our wine bottle after we had poured 2 modest glasses of wine. When I pointed this out to a waitress she removed the bottle and returned 5 minutes later with a bottle which she explained was a "fresh bottle with 2 glasses removed". On receipt of the bill I noticed we were charged 27.50 when price on menu was 20.50. I was informed that because I asked for an extra plate as we were going to share the starter we were charged an extra 7 dollars. Two amazing incidents which ruined an otherwise fantastic meal.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

My wife and I had lunch and dinner at this restaurant in Rotorua on two consecutive days. We were never disappointed by the food or the service. Both were top notch. If never we return there, we will certainly return to Urbano Bistro.

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Thank Loumar4345
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

... but you have to consider that the selection of good restaurants in a city like Rotorua is quite small.
The appearance and design of the place is very modern. The service is very friendly and also professional. The menu is small but good for everybody to find something, also a nice vegetarian meal. We had the lamb fillet and the venison. Both came very nicely presented but unfortunately not warm enough. We were told already that the food will take at least 20 minutes, in the end it became 50, because there were so many people at the time.
My resume is that they have very good basics and a good chef but somehow not suficcient to serve the whole restaurant.
So,great taste and appearance, if they achieve to serve on time and warm it would be a top place. Then the price would also be justified (130 NZD for one started, two mains and three glasses of wine )

And please, no LED candles in a restaurant of that category. This is a no go.

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Thank GWHAM
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We had a table for 4 and all our meals were amazing. The service A1 and the surroundings perfect to relax and have a great night.

Highly recommended.

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Thank KarenSorby
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