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The Rivers Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand
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Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
+64 8633733
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Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Rivers whilst staying for a night in Gisborne it was just what we were after. A place with nice atmosphere, good reasonably priced food and was family friendly. The staff were very friendly and accommodated us and our little girl quickly and easily. The menu choices were good and the meals we chose were lovely and decent... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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436 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location right by the river. It was a lovely refuge on a hot day and we had a cold beer and a salad. Good menu with loads of options. Beer choice was a bit limited to the big breweries but good if you like Irish ones. Good value.

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Thank Ah62
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner on a Friday. The staff were very friendly. The food came after a while. It all looked very good but the prawns were rubbery. The steak was miserable in thickness, expensive, over cooked and chewy! In an area full of great beef this has to improve! It can be noisy but it is an Irish Pub setting.... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here are outstanding. Welcoming, friendly and efficient. The menu is quite extensive with daily specials. I would describe the food as basic dishes done well. Nothing that interesting or imaginative but tasty all the same.

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Thank makauri
Gisborne, New Zealand
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently went for a meal with a group. The drinks and meal choice is spot on good value for money. The staff are very friendly and helpful good night out.

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Thank SuzyRNewZealand
Whakatane, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal was average, nice pub/ restaurant décor very different but nice. Need to book as full as quite busy at night.

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Thank 4Manz
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Really good family restaurant brilliant service delicious food good prices great river views Go about twice a month awsome atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and very helpful nothing is a bother

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Thank loislamont123
Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My partner and I were visitors to Gisborne and seeking a quick meal before the evening dining rush hour. Although the restaurant was fully booked, we agreed to eat and vacate just so long as the chef could supply our meals in quick time. He did... and we did... The service was impeccable, friendly and appropriate. The food was above... More 

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Thank IcemanSteve
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Pub grub, nothing fancy. A bit of variation in quality of meals we ordered, some OK, some rather poor quality. Noisy due to it being a bar. Wouldn't return myself but I think some people would enjoy it.

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Thank 625kylief
New Zealand
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A great place to take friends and family for a good meal, some fun and if you are lucky a sing along.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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

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