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Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$International, ,
65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 1241
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“pizza” (51 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
International, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar
1. Views on the Terrace bar!
"Visited on a Friday night and it was busy."
Brigit B
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2. Excellent food & atmosphere!
"whole experience was nothing short of sensational"
Michelle B
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3. Longitudinally reliable
"honestly say l've never had a bad meal or been with anyone who has"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great little cafe, is centrally located, and provides a good selection of both food and coffee.

Thank Narziss
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I've been visiting this cafe for at least a decade for breakfast or lunch and I can honestly say l've never had a bad meal or been with anyone who has. Today was no exception when my wife and I took her parents there for...More

1  Thank BOBCATNZ1960
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant was by no means busy when I visited, and yet the service was painfully slow. Order a drink.... took 15 minutes to arrive. Order food ..... starter took 20 minutes to arrive, main course another 25 minutes. I didn't bother with desert !...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for brunch. Great friendly attentive service despite being busy. Food came out quickly and good coffee. I had the Thai beef salad which was very generous. Restaurant had high tables you could lookout to the sea from. There was a lift or walk...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The French toast and the Eggs Benedict and the potato cakes were delightful. Awsome service. Great venue. Very welcoming.

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had coffee and breakfast, which is all day. Staff was excellent and the food was outstanding. The potato cake is incredible and is a must have. The wife enjoyed a pasta of the menu and said it was great. I recommend.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Brunch menu. Fresh yummy food great Bloody Mary. View from our table over the road to the sea. Nice staff easy access then to the museum. Good parking under museum and across the road.

Thank SuMorgan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having to wait 50 minutes for our Pizza to arrive only to discover it was burnt on the base and virtually inedible. To their credit it was replace in less than 5 minutes with a piping hot non burnt one. The service was generally slow...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service (ordered & delivered within 30mins!) this was a wonderful cafe/restaurant find. The eggs Benedict was very tasty & great portion size. Would highly recommend.More

Thank christine c
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Christine, Yay! We are so delighted you found us and you enjoyed your experience!! Our Eggs Benedict are pretty iconic in Taranaki and we are pleased your meal lived up to the reputation!! Thank you for your great feedback and highly recommending us. Hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in New Plymouth recently and ended up at Arborio for dinner, we had the muscles with chorizo and peas which was exceptional , I had a fish main , very good and my husband the steak. I loved the atmosphere ,friendly staff ,...More

Thank Sue R
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sue, We are delighted that you loved your muscles, the atmosphere and our staff!! It has been super busy festive season and it has been great to see so many visitors to the region. See you next time you are in town!! Marnie (owner)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
If you are looking for one of New Plymouth’s best dining experiences, look no further. Situated within the Puke Ariki museum on St Aubyn street, noted for its stunning architecture and outstanding sea views, Arborio is open seven days from breakfast through to late night snacks and bar service. Here you can enjoy Arborio’s warm and genuine service, welcoming decor and tasty, generous fare. The emphasis at Arborio is on flavour using the freshest seasonal produce that can be sourced for our delicious New Zealand cuisine and authentic pizzas, pastas and risottos. Arborio, a great New Plymouth restaurant, see you there! Simon & Marnie x
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