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Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

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65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 1241
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a walk along New Plymouth's beautiful waterfront walk way. Stopped here for lunch. Quality food, well presented, nice decor, friendly staff. Thank you!

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Thank kerrylw7
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Everything about this place was great! Great food, great coffee, great service. And of course there's the beautiful view overlooking the ocean.

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Thank Michelle L
London
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went here for a meal on a Friday night, with family,. I really enjoyed the porterhouse steak, and my wife the pea and prawn risotto. Right on 9:30pm, the though, we were asked to leave, without having been offered desserts, on the basis that no one was left in the restaurant ordering food. Nonsensical and disappointing, given all 4 of... More 

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4 Thank Pocahontas12
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

For something a little bit different, try the French Toast with caramelized pineapple. Yum. Lovely ocean views. Good coffee. Classy decor. Right beside the museum, which is also a must see.

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Thank Glenda P
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review!! More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable evening at Arborio. Service was a little slow, however we were in no rush and they were busy. Food was excellent. Would definitely come back as there were some mouthwatering options on the menu. Could have more options on the wine menu.

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Thank Simon H
Littleborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great location, restaurant is raised above street level so good views over the water. During the evenings the restaurant only accepts bookings for set times, i.e.5.30pm or 7.30pm which is a little annoying but don't let this detract from a visit as the service is good with excellent food.

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Thank Ernie M
Manila, Philippines
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

After visiting Puke Ariki, we decided to eat at Arborio and it was delicious! The mussels were fantastic and everything else we had including some pastas, pork dish, salads and a bottle of wine. A definite stop after the museum.

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1 Thank toriper
Korumburra
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good, had the muscles they were huge and the seafood of pasta which was ok not amazing. Service ok

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Thank Tash_070
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was recommended by a friend this restaurant so we booked the restaurant and went there last night. Well......we arrived - they didnt have our booking but managed to fit us in, we ordered red wine which took 30 minutes to arrive and when it did it was the wrong one so waited another 10 mins, I ordered the pork... More 

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4 Thank Trudi B
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We arrived just after opening time (9.00) so no queues. The breakfast menu was good and between the three of us we ordered French toast (a big hit with my daughter), pancakes and streaky bacon eggs benedict. Overall the food was great and complimented by good service. Would recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Cuisine
International, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?