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Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

65 St Aubyn Street | Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 1241
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Pizza, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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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21 - 30 of 541 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2018

knew about this place both from a recommendation from our motel manager and having had a drink there in the afternoon. Checked out the menu and decided to go back for dinner. The staff were very obliging of our requests (wanting to downsize a pasta...More

Thank Glennis M
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We've stopped for a cup of coffee after visiting the museum. Best location, friendly staff and good coffee.

Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here twice in the last couple of weeks. Good wine list. Tasty and interesting food. A good selection of entrees or smaller dishes. Our pizza is as very good which we split as an entree on one occasion.

Thank MarkLWH
Reviewed 17 April 2018

The perfect place for eight people to share their plates for Sunday lunch. Good food, good vibe, good views. We chose a platter and a few pizzas - nice.

Thank DavidandSuzanne
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable dinner after viewing the adjacent museum (which was great, but that’s another review). Service was prompt, courteous and accommodating. Our meals were nicely prepared and very good. The consensus favorite was the mushroom gnocchi which we shared. It was so rich I’m not sure...More

Thank gdeakins
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a wine and quick bite to eat when visiting musuem. Staff busy as large group for afternoon tea but were served fairly quickly. Views to waterfront and ocean great. Menu ok, nothing out of this world, ok value for lunch.

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We went here for lunch and wished we didnt. Overpriced and below average. I dont know how they justify $10.50 for a small bowl of fries with ketchup and aioli that barely fed 1 person- absolutely unbelievable! the restaurant across the road had double the...More

1  Thank usajade
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Saturday night probably not a good time to choose. Waiting time is accepted by locals but a surprise for casual visitors. The food excellent. Good for children - special dishes for them are great.

Thank GFPensioner
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were welcomed by a genuinely happy staff member who made sure we had everything we wanted without being intrusive. The food was perfect and I will be going back again soon.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Consistently great food here, prompt service and very friendly staff make dining here a pleasure any time of day. Well done on a fantastic job Arborio.

Thank MLovelock
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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