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Birdwoods Gallery

298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1395
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Mother's Day for Mum

The food was exceptional small menu great service and great coffee.Coffee is in a plunger so you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
53scotty2016
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Hastings, New Zealand
FANTASTIC PLACE

This is the ultimate relaxing summers day destination. Its a short drive (5 mins) out of Havelock... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lizhaydesigns
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was exceptional small menu great service and great coffee.Coffee is in a plunger so you can have a couple of cups which is great. The setting is also fantastic with a wonderful garden to sit in and enjoy the outdoors or a closed...More

Thank 53scotty2016
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your Mother's Day visit - it was a huge day for us and broke all previous records, so we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed it all. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the ultimate relaxing summers day destination. Its a short drive (5 mins) out of Havelock down Middle Road, but its worth it. Nice and quiet, outdoor seating, great food, beautiful atmosphere.More

Thank lizhaydesigns
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your short and sweet review. Spot on.... except it is also good for a winter's day treat. Think tea and scones by the fire, or a bowl of soup in The Conservatory. We do winter well too.... Keep visiting and thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason I have used ladies in thetitle of my review is because this cafe is attached to a very nice shop and let's be honest....ladies love shops. I really enjoyed the shop and would go back just for that. The other reason I have...More

Thank kristabel2016
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your ladies lunch and found it tasty. Most of the menu items are quite rich in flavour and often guests enjoy one of our delicious cakes as dessert afterwards which leaves one more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful experience. Greater by friendly staff. Beautiful setting. Perfect destination for a celebration for Mothers Day. They were run off their feet. But you wouldn't know. Happy warm staff giving mothers dinning a free little treat. Beautiful cake and tea. Finished by a lollie bag...More

Thank 14lorann
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for our review of your visit on Mother's Day, which is our busiest day in the kitchen of the entire year! We are delighted you enjoyed it all, particularly on such a busy day which did stretch us to our limits and broke...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Birdwood but didn't eat there so can't comment on the cafe. The gallery had some beautiful gifts available but they were VERY expensive, we didn't buy anything. The gardens were lovely to walk around, the sculptures were really great but very highly priced....More

Thank GulfHarbourBadgers
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sorry you did not eat here as the food is delicious. We are a gallery where all our items are handmade by people we know and are all very individual. We do not support mass produced 'gift shop' stock,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely love this place ! It has something for everyone Their plunger coffee is very good, there's no espresso machine here but even though I was sceptical I loved their coffee - and it was served on a nice tray with china cups and a...More

Thank Webmagic
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed our coffee experience. Keep coming and enjoying Birdwoods!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met family for lunch and it was a special occasion made even more enjoyable by the lovely airy surroundings - green park like lawns, mature trees, happy ongoing birdsong. The art and treasures on display in the tastefully converted old church were an interesting...More

Thank Julie M
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and your description does describe well what we are about and what we like to be well known for, so it is appreciated. With thanks, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little sweet shop in a beautiful location surrounded by farms. Jars full of different lollies. It is heaven for sweet lovers. Plus there's a cafe and gallery beside it.

Thank Danielle A
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

The Sweet Shop was obviously a hit! It is hard to feel disgruntled in those surroundings - we are glad you enjoyed it so much. With thanks, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just love to visit Birdwoods Gallery - it is so handy to Havelock North and has the best little Sweet Shop in town! I love to wander amonst all the life sized sculptures after enjoying a hot cup of coffee. The staff were excellent...More

Thank lordfamily1956
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Birdwoods. It is appreciated, especially when you appear to have had such a good experience. With best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your time when you visit Birdwoods; there is much to see and enjoy. The food yes, the sweet shop of course and the sculpture garden most definitely.

Thank JanBradley2014
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you indeed for your good review. It is much appreciated. Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

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ibaas2016
In reply to why you didn't get the fifth star, the first time we came here it was amazing, treated like valued customers, this time we arrived in a family group, wishing them to enjoy the service we SO enjoyed...However there wasn't any great customer service, the beautiful tray with the special touches forgotten and everything for all of us lumped on one tray. No one came to ask if we were happy, the jam and cream weren't enough for the number of scones. It wasn't special and we regretted taking everyone...
27 April 2017|
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Response from Birdwoods | Property representative |
Fair enough and on this occasion we did not deserve the extra star. Your comments are appreciated and ones we will take on board and help us strive to give everyone the special experience we are known for, however, busy we... More
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Wendy20081958
Can we bring our will behaved little dog on lead of course? Thanks Wendy
4 June 2016|
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Response from Birdwoods | Property representative |
Of course you can as we love dogs at Birdwoods! However Council does not permit them in the Conservatory dining area, but there is plenty of table space in the garden weather permitting. Kind regards, Louise Stobart
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Kareen W
Do you offer tours in December and how much are they
17 September 2015|
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Response from Birdwoods | Property representative |
Oh my goodness.... I do apologise I was not aware of this function on Trip Advisor and hence you were unanswered!! However, to answer your question albeit very late.... we don't do tours as such but welcome any groups and... More
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