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USSCo Bar & Bistro

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16 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 3246
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Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting Gisborne for a couple of nights, we were recommended to make a booking, a Thursday night. This made me anticipate a great meal. The lighting was a bit bright for a Bistro, especially when the great building lends itself for a more thoughtful ambient. I ordered the beaf fillet, with potato gratin, I received an unappealing brownish slab of... More 

Thank minajack
Queen Charlotte
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260 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is mislabeled as "mid-range" at dinner time,, as mains run $35 and up, and desserts cost $15 each, while wine by the glass costs at least $12. Theose prices put it in the "fine dining" category, but fortunately, so does the food. The room is large, with exposed brick walls and high ceilings, and tables are nicely spaced.... More 

Thank Bima77
Taipei, Taiwan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the special which was some kind of fish with some other good veggies etc. Long story short it was a good healthy quality meal and I'm glad I went. Wish it was a little cheaper, but it was worth it.

Thank JustFreeYourself
Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for an early dinner last month and couldn't have been more pleased. The entree was baked figs with blue cheese and a light dressing (not balsamic but fruitier) beautifull presented and a generous size. Then I had another entree Vietnamese pancake which was delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. There is a very good wine list. Modern decor in... More 

Thank 624HelenC16
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is another one of my go to restaurants when visiting GISBORNE on business. The Pork Belly is Simply outstanding . The staff are awesome You must try this restaurant , you won't be disappointed

Thank Brenda M
Gisborne, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to USSCO for our 6th Wedding Anniversary. The choice of wine was great and I was happy that there were things on the menu for people who couldn't drink alcohol at the time (a fruit cocktail, plenty of soft drink etc). We had the duck and the pork belly as mains, very impressed with the portion size on the... More 

Thank KJClayton
Manchester England
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant having looked at Trip Advisor before we left the UK. We were not disappointed. The menu choice was not overly large but sufficient to satisfy most peoples needs. We both had the snapper as a main course and it was delicious.

Thank Humphrey_Wright
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245 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This place was recommended to me by a friend & it lived up to its reputation! We had the snapper & it was absolutely beautiful. Nice relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant & also nice friendly staff, can't go wrong!

Thank NaomiBUK
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Order beef fillet raw cook. However, it came as medium but it tasted good. Hope the chef can be better next time. Another dish is roasted duck which is delicious. Thumb up.

Thank lawrence y
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Have visited this place a number of times and had meals varying from fantastic to embarrassing. Staff are very young and although sweet are pretty clueless. Last time I was there my main arrived followed about 30 seconds later by my entree. Interesting. Visited today to be told the boss had turned the WiFi off because someone had used it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 3246

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?