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Gusto Restaurant

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55 Ocean View Parade | New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 8133
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Squeezed us in even though kitchen was about to close and presented us with two beautifully presented meals. The smoked fish cakes were divine and the Chilli salt squid was the most tender I've ever had. The coffees were mighty fine too. All hit the spot and delivered with friendly excellent service.

Thank ElectricWeka
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Mum and I came for lunch, scallops were amazing,awesome place really enjoyed my coffee, friendly staff and great service

Thank Tess K
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just come home for having a lovely meal at Gusto. What an enjoyable evening. The service was first rate, the staff were helpful and friendly and attentive. All the people in our party really enjoyed their food. Will go again - soon. Jean R

Thank thereeds757
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is right by the breakwater good food well presented & reasonable priced ,friendly service

Thank Frank A
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great friendly service, awesome ambiance, amazing view over looking the ocean. Food was Quick with a good selection on the menu

Thank rickychapman
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Plymouth is a gourmet delight. This restaurant is right on the seaside plenty of light and wonderful view. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very attentive. We had to wait a bit for drinks at the start but we were a large group. Two of our group were disappointed in the meal and this was acknowledged and another dish was... More 

Thank Dianne A
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 20 years of dining out with my husband who is in a wheelchair we have never been offered to have the table raised to allow wheelchair to fit under. and then on top of that I was given a couple of cushions so I wouldn't be too low. friendly attentive staff and beautiful presented meals made a lovely evening... More 

Thank Natalie C
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Natalie, We are all thrilled to hear such a charming friendly couple had such an enjoyable time at Gusto last Saturday. We like to think it is the little things that make a big difference and we are always happy to go the extra mile to cater for our customers needs! We look forward to you joining us again... More 

Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for breakfast today as we wanted a waterfront location. It is a great spot down at the busy harbour but lacking in atmosphere. Service was good as was the coffee but the eggs benedict at $21.00 was a disappointment as the spinach under the eggs made the bread soggy. The prices were a bit high for New Plymouth... More 

Thank Alan W
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Great to hear you enjoyed our location, service and coffee. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your eggs benedict. It is one of our most popular dishes and your feedback is unusual. Had you informed us we would have been happy to get you an alternative breakfast. We try to price our meals fairly according to production... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read the reviews and spoken with two groups of locals we were looking forward to our evening at Gusto. The food was bland, the service was intrusive and unpolished, the ambiance was non existent. All in all it was underwhelming considering the prices. Despite the fantastic location and outlook at dusk we felt the staff just wanted us fed... More 

Thank solomon08
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Solomon, We are all sorry to hear you had an underwhelming experience at Gusto. Without knowing further details we are unable to comment on your bland food. We have taken your feed-back on our intrusive and unpolished service on board and will use it for further staff training. Normally our customers create their own atmosphere. We realize in bigger... More 

Lyttelton, New Zealand
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134 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant staff and met with a big welcoming smile ... lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed my smoked salmon and scallop fish cakes, beautifully presented with colourful super fresh salad. Lovely to have a sea view while we ate.

Thank HelenJG786
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Helen, It has been a pleasure for Gusto to host many visitors here for this years garden festival. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and our friendly service with a smile. Thank you for taking the time to comment on your very positive experience! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $30
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Ocean View Parade | New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 8133
Gusto Restaurant is a new spacious dining experience right on the waterfront, with plenty of deck space for outdoor dining on fine days, or warm, cosy waterfront dining indoors on cooler days or nights. We are open every day for breakfast, lunch or dinner with plenty of parking available. Our chefs source top quality ingredients fresh daily to ensure our meals are enjoyed by everyone, and they come back to Gusto time and again.

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