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USSCo Bar & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
European, New Zealand
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16 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
(06) 868 3246
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New Zealand
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice food, well presented however getting to be on the pricy side. Not for those on a budget, especially if you want a drink with your dinner. Lindauer you can buy for $9.99 on special over $40. Average glass of wine $12+

Thank ThelmaNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a cold Gisborne night, it was a real pleasure to visit USSCo, with a very warm welcome from friendly staff, an impressive menu to choose from and a wine list as good as they come. The service was efficient without being rushed, the information helpful and the atmosphere first rate. All our meals were attractively served and cooked to... More 

Thank Murray L
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first visit to Gisborne for nearly 50 years and we go out for dinner at one of the best restaurants we have been to for a long time. The service was friendly and punctual. The food, my wife and I had the same dishes, was five star. I would come back to Gisborne just to go out for dinner.

Thank janetteian344
Hastings, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK restaurant but the seat I was on had masking tape over a tear! Service OK, nothing special. Wife had the fish which was good and I had the steak which was terrible, I asked for well done and it was on one side and as I worked my way across it (I say worked as it was pretty tough)... More 

Thank Kiffs68
Gisborne, New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

visited with friends from mostly out of town. we had made a booking. Service was poor to average in that our drinks werent refilled, feedback we gave on dishes was barely acknowledged, and at the end packing up around us indicated we were no longer welcome. we thoroughly enjoyed our first course though by the 2nd course standards had suddenly... More 

Thank seahp
Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the reviews of this place were a little questionable given that it is at the quality end of the market. Or experience was that USSCo was truly 5 stars. The service was excellent and food was innovative, well cooked and delicious. We had the full three courses accompanied by a delicious local Pinot Noir. Of particular note was... More 

Thank Steve H
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying overnight in Gisborne our friends booked us into this bar n bistro. The food was fantastic and wine well priced and good quality with an excellent selection. Four of us ate and all enjoyed the food and table setting. This was the second time I had been here. Last time a few years back the service food and wine... More 

Thank HokiTraveller
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joined family for a lovely dinner Food fresh and tasty with local produce The fish of the day was beautifully cooked and a very generous serve Good selection of wine

Thank Karin S
Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

What great food would recommend this place for a special night or just a good night out. The sevice was great and the drinks were great. The food was excellent

Thank gkernohan175
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Myself and 2 collegues had a really fabulous meal. It was one of the best restauranteals I've had in possibly 6 months.

Thank Loulou0833

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: (06) 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?