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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting and enjoyable

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
PeterLitza
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Opotiki, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We spend quite a bit of time in Gisborne & had never dined at USSCo. I'm pretty sure we will be going back tho! Although the service was a bit slow...it was a Monday night & very busy! Meals were tasty & beautifully presented & waiting staff were very friendly.

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Lucq-de-Bearn, France
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Delicious food and lovely staff. This place is well worth the little bit extra and deserves it's spot at number 2. They are trying to do everything right from food to service. Gisbourne needs more restaurants like this.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

we had heard about this venue and booked up for dinner earlier in the day as it tends to get crowded. We were not disappointed. A bistro type menu with New Zealand size portions. Musician as well for entertainment. Very socialable and got chatting to next tables.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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162 reviews 162 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A pleasant enough eatery although perhaps a little expensive with some mains up at $40. Situated in an old port building the dining room had some attractive features including the high ceiling and wooden floorboards. Service was good, with our Dutch waitress being friendly and helpful. The menu had sufficient choices without being anything innovative. My chicken wrapped in bacon... More 

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Hawkes Bay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Be warned the portions here are on the generous side. Service is exceptional. The restaurant was busy on the evening we went and at no time did we feel neglected. They had run out of the special but were quick to offer an alternative. Would certainly recommend.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Just eaten a lovely meal at USSCo for our wedding anniversary. Most of the food was really very good with some nice touches and some was a little ordinary. The steak tartare was exceptional as was the confit of duck leg. The duck breast was a little overcooked and the skin was not as crispy as I would like. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I called on a Saturday night and found that there was no reservations available. I suggested eating at the bar and they were open to the idea. The food was perfectly prepared with beautiful flavours, but the real charm of the restaurant was the kindness of the staff. Highly recommended.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

First time at this restaurant we had lunch had three causes lovely meal and the staff were very friendly, although it would of been nice to see the prices on the menu but you certainly got your monies worth.

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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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