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USSCo Bar & Bistro

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16 Childers Road, Gisborne 3801, New Zealand
(06) 868 3246
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant

We stopped in to book a table in advance. Very helpful and cheerful waitress. And both the service and the meal we couldn't fault. Excellent for both. If we are in Gisborne again, we will definitely go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
TreasureGirl2
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped in to book a table in advance. Very helpful and cheerful waitress. And both the service and the meal we couldn't fault. Excellent for both. If we are in Gisborne again, we will definitely go back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place is amazing. From an architectural point of view the old building is a gem. Exposed brick walls and columns, tin ceiling, weathered plank floors. Then the menu arrives. It is difficult to describe the style other than delicious. On this particular evening dinner was three starters and vegetables which provided an excellent cross section of the chef's talents.... More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Delicious food, excellent service, prices a little high. Nice ambience. Book because it is popular. Booking is easy. Fish cooked to perfection. Creme brûlée not quite right a little too burnt on top but presented very nicely

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I had the Snapper and side veggies. Very nice. A bit loud, as I was seated near a rather enthusiastic party of a million. :)

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This food has to be up there with the best restaurants in Auckland. Although a bit expensive we really enjoyed every bit. Staff are great too!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

On a Monday night in Gisborne dining options apart from the pub, aisan and kebabs are limited. Fortunately USSCo is open and well worth the visit. This is the seventh time I have eaten at this restaurant and all visits the food has been excellent. On this visit I did find that the wine by the glass options were limited... More 

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Christchurch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were a small group of 3 and went for dinner. Food was fabulous and lovely choice of meals. Great staff and outstanding service. Really good range of beer and wine as well. Nice ambiance and easy parking. Mains were around $35. Desserts looked really nice but we didn't indulge.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our second night's stay; a Friday night. The place was busy, pleasantly so. The atmosphere was welcoming, warm, friendly - almost homely. The staff could not have been better - really lovely smiles and evidently knowledgeable - they ensure we had the best evening. I had the lamb shanks - excellent; my companion, the eye fillet - ditto. The extra... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Will go back - the duck was succulent and I was impressed by the portion size. Lovely service by our very friendly wait staff who ensure a relaxed dining experience. I also enjoyed the brulee - also a good selection of local wines

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was here recently with a group. They offered a menu at $65 per head which I thought was good value. The food was plentiful and tasty - well-cooked, not too conventional but also not weird. The desserts were a bit of a let-down after the rest of the meal but perfectly acceptable. There was also a really good choice... More 

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  • Address: 16 Childers Road, Gisborne 3801, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: (06) 868 3246

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