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Bushmere Arms

$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand
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Bushmere Rd, Gisborne 3801, New Zealand
+64 6-862 5820
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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174 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens to wander around. The restaurant is also full of character. We were the only group, yet is was close to an hour to get entrees and a big gap between entree and main. The owner prides himself on his food. But we still want reasonable service, while not expecting fast food, the longer one waits, the more they... More 

Thank Antoinette B
Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This spot is a little off the beaten track, but well worth hunting out. My wife and I had dinner here and were blown away by the amazing food. (Mostly grown on site or sourced locally). Make sure a visit allows you time to walk the gardens first. The gardens are amongst the best we have ever experienced, especially at... More 

Thank Jason P
Gisborne, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Ive dined at Bushmere Arms several times in the last few years, and attended bigger functions as well. It's a beautiful venue. The bar and dining area are beautiful. In winter they have a great big fire going. They have a separate dining room for groups and a large function room. The gardens are stunning. The food is nice. Robin... More 

Thank Peter M
Havelock North, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an absolutely superb dining experience on Sunday evening, 1st May, when as the only customers that evening, from what we could tell, the engaging Robin, the chief steward, master chef, maitre d' hotel, premier wine waiter, all round general factotum and inbetweentime amusing raconteur, served us a delicious three course repast, as we enjoyed a... More 

Thank William370
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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194 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews we decided to have our Sunday brunch here. So after church, we went to Bushmere Arms. I must admit in all those weeks I've been living in Gisborne I've Never seen any other restaurants as beautiful as this. Unfortunately even though their webpage says it will be open after 11h30 and trip advisor reviews about amazing... More 

Thank exclea
Whitianga, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Went with some locals to this hidden place. Had a great dinner, but the "Tour' of the facilities on the other side of the "Pub" was amazing! Stained glass windows, beautiful woodwork, a treasure. Would be perfect for weddings or other events.The hard working owner, Robin, has done a fantastic job restoring this building.

Thank Artsinger
Gisborne, New Zealand
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I really was impressed with this place, my family and I have now lived in Gisborne for a year now and after visiting Bushmere arms for a long lunch with my young family I have found my new fav! The gardens are amazing from the espalier apple trees to the huge vege gardens the kids had a ball in the... More 

Thank Ngatai P
Gisborne, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Took a friend from Auckland to the Bushmere Arms for lunch on a Sunday. The food was wonderful, service great and a beautiful setting inside and out.

Thank Aylene H
Gisborne, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Divinely delicious food in incredibly beautiful, peaceful surrounds. Catered easily for two vegetarians in the group at short notice. Would highly recommend and look forward to going back again. Perfect place for a function or Sunday lunch.

Thank mad4vintage
Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2015

always lovely food also had our daughter wedding here sometime ago and was lovely. The atmosphere was great and beautiful gardens and surroundings.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bushmere Rd, Gisborne 3801, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-862 5820

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