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USSCo Bar & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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16 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 3246
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Order beef fillet raw cook. However, it came as medium but it tasted good. Hope the chef can be better next time. Another dish is roasted duck which is delicious. Thumb up.

Thank lawrence y
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2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited this place a number of times and had meals varying from fantastic to embarrassing. Staff are very young and although sweet are pretty clueless. Last time I was there my main arrived followed about 30 seconds later by my entree. Interesting. Visited today to be told the boss had turned the WiFi off because someone had used it... More 

Thank runtodaegobar
Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Daughter 21 and pregnant, only 4 of us for a nice meal. Very hot that night, but nice cool breeze inside with patio doors open, nice setting and great staff with loads of smiles.

Thank usandthem2016
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is lovely, outside and in, with a big open space that wasn't too noisy. The food is expensive, and probably you can find a better value meal, but the quality is high too and the flavours excellent. The food pulls my rating up. The let down was the service, whilst the food was expedient, the drinks were lagging... More 

Thank aceadrian
Hamilton, New Zealand
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner... both our mains and dessert were delicious. Highly recommend the duck and the fish. Good sided portions and options. They also adapted their menu on request for my son. Service was a little flat but friendly enough... best menu to date in Gisborne and would definitely go back....

Thank nzfamilytron5
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

USSCo is a treasure in a little gem of the town of Turanganui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne). The service, atmosphere and the food (especially) are all wonderful! The menu changes to take advantage of seasonal produce, and the choices of entree, main and desserts are lovely. While not a vegetarian, I often choose a vegetarian option because they are delicious - not an... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting Gisborne semi annually for the last 3 years and USSCo just keeps getting better. Tonight I chose the Vietnamese pancake and every mouthful was heavenly. The kindly waitress helped me identify the ingredients so I could replicate at home (if only). Ten out of ten for me for service, ambience and of course the food /... More 

Thank SVarrow
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic old building and a wonderful restaurant. Decor, ambience and staff made this place easy to like. And the food and wine is superb. My wife chose the eye fillet which was perfect and I went with the Vietnamese Pancake. Had no idea what I was in for but it was incredible, flavours sending sparks everywhere. Highly recommended for anyone... More 

Thank HappyBubbleSurfer
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal we've eaten in New Zealand so far! The prawn dumplings were divine, the fish of the day was fresh & tender and enveloped in a rich and delicious sauce, the Tai vegetable pancake was perfect! We're thankfully staying in Gisborne one more night & we'll definitely go back for "seconds!"

Thank Kristen K
Napier, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have dined at USSCo in the past and have enjoyed each of those meals. The service and atmosphere are welcoming and sophisticated (not in a pretentious way). This time was not different. I had started the evening at another restaurant but my husband and I were not really enjoying the experience, so I suggested we head to USSCo for... More 

Thank Shari T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 3246

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?