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Address: 166 Main Road SH2 | RD1 Matawhero, Gisborne, New Zealand
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+64 6-868 9317

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Great restaurant in the winter

We visited the restaurant and began with the wine tasting. 5 wines tasted for $5. We then went on to have a great lunch at the same time which was excellent. The restaurant itself... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Clackamas County, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This weekend the Gisborne Wine Centre is closed for renovation, so I-site suggested Bushmere as an option. It was lunchtime, so we called ahead for a table in the restaurant. They were busy doing wine tastings for large groups, so we had our 5-wine-tastings rolled into our lunch without commentary. Ok with us. The wines were nice, with generous tasting... More 

Thank Raelene L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant and began with the wine tasting. 5 wines tasted for $5. We then went on to have a great lunch at the same time which was excellent. The restaurant itself was great in the winter sunshine. Recommend.

1 Thank reeddavid86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We did lunch on a Thurs and it was very hot i.e. 30 degrees +, fortunately we could dine outside under cover with a breeze. I was very impressed with the food and service was really good too. This place is almost as good as it gets when it come to vineyard lunches. Spud the owner should be proud. Note... More 

Thank xlinknz
Newcastle upon Tyne
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Dropped in for lunch and a taste of the wines. Two main courses, fish with gazpacho and mussels with prawns. the food was absolutely delicious as was the Italian mess. Difficult to improve on this. The wine was not bad! And a delightful waitress.

Thank Michael B
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

A perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon amongst the vines, drinking exquisite wine and enjoying great, local cuisine. Shona and David Egan have owned the vineyard and the winery for many years so know what makes a 'great' wine. The problem was that every wine we tasted was great so we were all spoiled for choice. I particularly enjoyed... More 

Thank Sandra825
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We had a wine tasting here, booked through Gisborne Cycle Tours. The hostess was extremely knowledgable and friendly and let us try 9 wines - with some tasty food pairings. We learnt a lot about the local area and the wines they produce. We didn't eat but restaurant looked lovely and seemed popular.

Thank Eleanor B
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Bushmere is beautifully laid out with its reception and tasting area adjacent to the dining area, and the restaurant looks out across the vines to the dry Gisborne hills. The tasting was very informative, if impersonal. They were also very busy and I saw one group leave when they realised their tasting wouldn't be starting anytime soon, so it might... More 

Thank Kiwi A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

While showing my sister in law around Gisborne, we ended up at Bushmere estate. What pleasant surprise. We did the wine tasting which was facilitated by Shona Egan. Shona is very knowledgeable and far more important, very passionate about her wines. This makes the wine tasting a fablous experience. Clearly, they cultivate the appropriate wines for the climate and the... More 

1 Thank Ieme d
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

As visitors from Auckland, we wanted to take home some wines that we don't see in our local stores, and we decided to visit Bushmere Estate. It was a Thursday and we arrived just before the lunch hour. We parked our car and walked up to the building. We didn't see anybody inside, so I said to my wife "let's... More 

3 Thank schalk1
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

This is not the best winery experience I've had with regard to vineyard vistas and that authentic cellar door charm. But when it comes to friendliness of staff and quality of food and wine I rate it 5. Wow - we were blown away with the generous antipasto. It wasn't just cheese on a board - it was delicious culinary... More 

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