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“The Venison is AMAZING!”
Review of Urbano Bistro

Urbano Bistro
Ranked #12 of 243 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$28
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 13 July 2014

Dined here for a dinner with friends early July. Food and service was fantastic. Go with the Venison if you want to be wowed. These guys know how to do good food and good service. Will be back!

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1  Thank Gruffalomo
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I'm not a person to go out to a fancy place and order a burger but in this case I can make an exception. The balance of flavors in this burger was perfect. Each flavor stood out and none over powered the other. I ordered the Dukkah crusted chicken burger and it was the best burger I have ever eaten. The desert was pretty awesome too :-)

Thank tanyas254
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Guys if you want to take your partner out for a great meal Urbano would be the first place to stop off, the staff are very friendly and the meals are very enjoyable.

I was very lucky to have someone to share this very enjoyable evening out on the town more than happy to recommend Urbano to everyone.

Thank 917andrewf
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

OK.... this restaurant is an enigma. The food is amongst the best. The service well above average but the surrounding and decor are abysmal.. more suited to a third rate country cafe. Food on the floor, plastic (yes plastic) chairs and totally uninteresting. NO tap beers and a somewhat limited wine range.

The food as said is right at the top... BUT if you are paying for this then you need the right atmosphere... and Urbano fails dramatically on that level.

Would I recommend it? No.... why pay for amazing food when you feel like you are dining in a roadside cafe? If you want a lovely meal with your significant other then go elsewhere.

That's a pity... because... again... the food is simply stunning!!

Urbano... get your act together. Your food deserves far better.

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1  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

I was in Rotorua for a few days and came across Urbano on Fenton Street. I made this my place for breakfasts for four days and was highly impressed by the quality of the coffee (and I am really fussy), the meal - I had Eggs Benedict each time and I could not fault it. I would like to say that I tried morte on the menu but the eggs benedict was so good with really crisp bacon, perfectly poached eggs and a crisp potato cake that I could not bear to go past it. The staff were great and friendly. Allt was my barista and produced a great coffee to start the day. Very highly recommended.

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Thank Fishingadvisor
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