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Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 1241
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Rongotea, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pity the food didnt match. Burnt pizza bread, bitter pesto & the mussels were off. Would have expected better for the price we paid

1 Thank Corinna J
Whangarei, New Zealand
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch, and the restaurant was busy - but there was a table for everyone who arrived. We placed our order, got drinks after 15 minutes, but then waited, and waited... From placing our order we waited for well over an hour for food. When the food arrived, they had got my younger daughter's order wrong, but she... More 

1 Thank denise224
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Arborio several times and each experience has been quite different. Both positive and negative. Good menu, food quality can be very dependent on what you order. If in a large group the service is very poor and we find it extremely noisy. I think prices are in the top range which would be fine if the... More 

2 Thank Maccas04
Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has rave reviews with all my colleagues but it appears they've recently changed the menu. Opted for the pasta which was very bland and needed a big kick to become a dish that was worthy of such a high price tag. We sat outside, the views are blocked by a lift shaft.. whoever decided to build the lift... More 

1 Thank iamrhys
Reigate, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with a wicked feeling of being at home. The service is really good and the people are friendly. Nice as a couple and for business.

Thank James W
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffees! Great vibe and view. Thanks Kerry for the flawless service and banter! Will definitely be back for my next caffeine fix!

Thank nerinek2016
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed by one of our pasta dishes. The seafood with cherry tomatoes and chili turned out to be sweet tasting. Very odd and incomprehensible. Would not order it again.

2 Thank Elizabeth F
Auckland, New Zealand
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

In town for WOMAD and this restaurant had been recommended, so had lunch there. (Went back for an afternoon drink, took friends there for dinner, & went back the next day for another go at the lunch menu.) A little on the pricey side for every day, but this was a special treat. The menu is reasonably varied, has some... More 

Thank Alison K
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

On visiting this restaurant initially the service was good, drinks orders were taken & our meal orders were then taken. The meals arrived and although reasonable expensive were very good and enjoyed by all - unfortunately once we had ordered we were not approached again for a refill of drinks even though it did not seem to be overly busy... More 

1 Thank ClareGrant
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I go most weekends to Arborio for there tasty and generous breakfasts. We have been regulars there for a while now and will keep going back because the staff are always friendly and won't hesitate to help. Would recommend for any time of the day.

Thank keirancowie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
International, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?