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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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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“pizza” (53 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Pizza, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
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"
BOBCATNZ1960
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 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
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Simon, We were really gutted too when this happened :( We experienced unprecedented levels of patronage over the New Year period and on the night of your experience the kitchen bottle necked with orders right at the time you ordered and unfortunately your meal...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 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 4 January 2018

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 3 January 2018

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 4 January 2018

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)

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We Enjoyed brunch at this cafe. Views of the sea, friendly service, quick delivery of food which was yum and a great place for the whole family. Arborio ticks all the boxes!More

1  Thank simoneruby
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks for your great review!! We are one of the only restaurants in New Plymouth that has such an amazing view of the Coastal Walkway and Tasman Sea, it is great to hear you experienced this. We love hearing that we "tick all the boxes",...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We always pay a visit or two to Aborio for brunch or lunch when back in the home town from Welly. The food us always of a good standard and Simon and the team are always friendly and accommodating.More

Thank Bagster8660
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi! Thanks for your loyalty and coming to visit us when you are back home :) It is really important to Simon and I that our guests are welcomed and treated like friends and it's great to hear you experience this. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My wife & I with local friends were out for a night on the town and to bring in the New Year 2018, and there is no better dining than @Arborio. The restaurant is in an exceptional waterfront location and with a wonderful ambiance. Amy...More

2  Thank Billytoucan
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Billy! Thank you for joining us on New Year's Eve - what a fun night it was!! Not a spare seat in the house!!! You and your friends were so lovely and it was a pleasure looking after you. You are right, Amy is...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Busy Friday evening with a booking only an hour before, so happy to accept seating. Service was prompt and friendly throughout. Food was nicely cooked and presented, though the portions were over-generous. We both chose the pear and rocket "sides" as a starter, each would...More

Thank Tykedownunder
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for your detailed review of your recent dining experience at Arborio and your feedback re. portion sizes. We are generous with our meal sizes...we will take on your feedback thank you! We are pleased you enjoyed your meals and the friendly...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Located within the Puke Ariki Museum. Also available for lunch and dinners. Poched eggs and bacon with cappucino for breskfast. Staff just starting their morning shift. In the same building are exhibits of the early European Taranaki life. Also on display are exhibits of the...More

Thank ikipat
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi ikipat! We love that we are situated in the Puke Ariki Museum as we have the opportunity to meet people like yourself that are interested in the local history and Taranaki life. We are a great pit stop before, during or after your visit....More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a great evening meal here. Despite a very average pizza garlic bread for starter, the rest of the meal was great. The chicken dish was good but the seafood linguine was exceptional. We both had the blackberry brûlée which was...More

Thank Terri-and-Co-2017
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Terri, Thank you for dining with us recently, it is great to hear you loved your meal in particular the Linguini which is one of our popular, iconic dishes. It is great to hear that you think we are one of the best places...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I was slightly disappointed after quite a big build up in Lonely Planet book. In fairness I think it was my choice as my husband was more than happy with his fish and chips. I had the chicken and found it tasty but slightly greasy....More

1  Thank BindyMcCallum
MarnieJS, Owner at Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Bindy, I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy your chicken dish - a portion of the 1/2 chicken in this dish is cooked "confit" method which is where the meat is slow cooked in oil. This creates a very tender and delicious "melt in your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$26
Meals
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
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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Description
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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