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USSCo Bar & Bistro

16 Childers Road, Gisborne 3801, New Zealand
(06) 868 3246
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Ranked #4 of 43 restaurants in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney Aust
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It's Easter Sunday, overnighting in Gisborne and after a late afternoon walk realised pretty much most of Gisborne was closed, apart from a number of cheap and cheerful take aways. Couldn't believe our luck, fine dining less than 1 minutes walk from our overnight stay, The Senator Hotel. Opened the red door, walked in and explained we didn't have a... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely meal though couldn't find the prawns in my main but the sweet waitress delivered extra in a small side dish. Lively crowd Good Ambience

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One time, we went looking for good food to enjoy and then there was a power cut!! No problem for USSCO, we enjoyed a wonderfull candle lit meal cooked on gas (i presume) in the shadows. Faultless! I love the bar / wine list. There is a cute courtyard ~ Al fresco, and I hear the "DAY OF THE TACO"... More

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Gisborne, NZ
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We hosted a group of 6 or 8 folks for munchies and drinks. The staff was very solicitous, kind, and the service was quick, effective. We were made to feel welcome, while they served others. The prices were fiar, and the food delicious. Great place to stop in Gizzy!

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lovely food at USSCo, but expensive. Seemed like above larger City prices, yet Gisborne is a small City.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We are a belgian couple and stayed 2 nights in Gisborne. We travel a lot and like good food. We apreciated very much the style of the restaurant. On a monday evening, the restaurant was very lively ! We had the porterhouse steak with bearnaise sauce and it was all cooked to perfection. The chef knows what he is doing... More

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Perth, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were only in Gisborne for 1 day/night but we were happy when we stumbled upon USSCo. We hadnt booked but the staff were happy to find a table for us.....it was quite busy on the Thursday night we were there. The wine and beer selection were great and my partner ordered a steak which he said was cooked perfectly... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

USSCo is a shining light of good food in Gisborne, where there aren't that many place to go out for dinner. High quality dishes, thoughtfully put together and presented. We have been there a few times now, and everything we have tried has been excellent... even the Vegetarian is happy, although she is now having to repeat dishes. They also... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Took a group of 7 on a Monday night and was very happy with the experience with many comments from my guests that it was one of the best meals they'd had in a long time. The food was interesting but still hearty and the wine list featured several of my favourite Gisborne wines. My only negative comment is that... More

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Couldn't fault the food. Beautifully presented, fresh and tasty. Fresh figs had replaced the usual nectarines in the goats cheese dish and they complimented the creamy texture of the cheese perfectly. The duck main was tender and a very generous portion with both breast and leg. Managed to squeeze in a dessert tasting by sharing the cheesecake which was absolutely... More

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