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The Rivers Restaurant and Bar

Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
+64 8633733
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guinness pie” (10 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 303 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service is quick and the food really filling. Traditional English Pub feel. They also own Bushmere Estate and can organize your private function. Ian and Michelle are terrific hosts. Great menu range. Well situated by the river side. Fab place to see the rugby...More

Thank Bridget P
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were lucky to get a spot on a Friday in the busy place. The staff were helpful, the beer cold and the food of a good size and quality. I'd eat there again.

Thank richardparry
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A group of like minded ppl had booked for dinner, however I was very late, the Staff kept our booking despite my being almost 2 hours late, very thankful for that, we had pre-ordered, despite my lateness my meal came out very quickly as did...More

Thank dajarranz2012
Reviewed 3 November 2017

All just average. Food Ok, atmosphere Ok, service Ok, but at least prices not too expensive. Chicken a tad dry and guiness pie only came with mash and peas

Thank p_ratts202
Reviewed 25 October 2017

While visiting our friends in Gisborne we decided to go to The Rivers for a quick lunch. The location was picturesque with good views from the windows. Our service was friendly and fast seeing we arrived late but the food was good and reasonably priced....More

Thank Mako49
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Nice Irish type pub, good food that was tasty, decent size & reasonably priced. Very good service for the staff - we were most impressed.

Thank NKK-1050
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Busy , noisy, hardly able to continue a conversation, pub grub good service if a bit slow. Food average at best

Thank Molzmum
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Really good pub grub, with a good wine and beer selection - in fact we discovered a great new Chardonnay from the Marlborough region of the South Island. Service was excellent also, given we arrived just after 5:40pm and left at 7pm, their busiest time...More

Thank Iggybah
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Never been before and didn't realise it was based on Irish pub. Great meal. Great service. Went on a Thursday night early and it was packed but that didn't slow service.

Thank Shirley J
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Rivers is a lovely building beside the river in Gisborne. The decor is nice enough but the cubicles are lacking a bit of space unless you are a supermodel. Service was ok but depending on the person that serves you, staff can be a bit...More

Thank Ralph W
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Christy M
19 September 2016|
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Response from GisBrit | Reviewed this property |
Well being from England myself then yeah I would. Then you won't be disappointed. If you do then they will stick a 'reserve' on a good table for you. It's a great pub and the Guinness is very good every time. Also could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 8633733
  • E-mail
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