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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 9
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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
Delicious

Went here with friends, service was good, food was beautiful and served in an appropriate time frame, the atmosphere was busy but not too loud. Great meal, will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Fiona L
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went here with friends, service was good, food was beautiful and served in an appropriate time frame, the atmosphere was busy but not too loud. Great meal, will be back.

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Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have dined here a few times now and can't fault this restaurant. Staff very focused food exquisite and ambience lovely.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Dined twice at this restaurant whilst staying in Gisborne & both meals were magnificent. The staff are always very attentive & the menu is a little bit different. Service is very good &, all in all, the whole experience x 2 was faultless. Both meals were the best we had during the month we stayed in Gisborne. Thanks guys!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place was recommended by the hotel, and rated highly on trip advisor, so we thought we'd give it ago. We arrived, and seated ourselves, only to wait 10 minutes for a menu, I went to grab them myself but was told to take a seat. The waiter was then very keen to take our order. Too keen as he... More 

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Raglan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The quality of food at USSCO is consistently great. The ingredients are fresh and the combination of ingredients makes the food so interesting and tasty. The menu offers something for everyone from vegetarian to local seafood. Don't dine in Gisborne without experiencing USSCO cuisine.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've been to USSCo several times, with my wife and different groups of friends. The results have been mixed. On some occasions, everything's firing on all cylinders, with spectacular food and excellent service. On other occasions, the whole experience has been decidedly average, with the feeling that the visit really wasn't value for money. Thus, with a mixture of 5... More 

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New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lets start with the positives, the team, a a great bunch of people, very friendly and keen to make your visit a positive one, the restaurant itself, good atmosphere and well put together in a great space. The food, was average to good but the portions are way too large and there are a lot of ingredients and garnishes repeated... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Dined at USSCo last night following a friends recommendation. Food and service both superb. Restaurant was full which did result in our mains taking a little long to come out.. but the food was worth waiting for and the service was exceptionally good. The music playlist didn't quite fit with the dining experience. Overall enjoyed the night 😊

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

we chose to have four entrees which we shared between the two of us. Each was wonderful and the wine selection was excellent. The staff were helpful and informative.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited and booked because it was Whaitangi Day. Excellent meal served by very good, friendly and knowledgeable staff, including one from near our hometown in the UK.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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