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USSCo Bar & Bistro

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16 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 3246
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Napier, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have dined at USSCo in the past and have enjoyed each of those meals. The service and atmosphere are welcoming and sophisticated (not in a pretentious way). This time was not different. I had started the evening at another restaurant but my husband and I were not really enjoying the experience, so I suggested we head to USSCo for... More 

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Thank Shari T
Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

He had the Pork Belly and I had the Fish Special which was snapper, generous portions and lovely flavors. We did not have entree as we wanted to try the desserts he had the chocolate cake and I the creme brulee both were delicious. He finished that is the most fun I have had dining out for a long time.... More 

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Thank Linsho
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully presented and a max on the buds. Good range of beverages and friendly personal service. The fish of the day was snapper- moist and fresh. $38 mains but worth it

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Thank Farmamuz
Napier, New Zealand
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47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant before but never felt the need to write a review. The general positive feedback on food and service made by other reviewers reflected my opinion - until now. Our recent visit was a major disappointment. The food was good - I mean not excellent and not good - just OK. We had starters and... More 

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Thank GlobalGerbil
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 of us had a great night from bread and dips to prawn dumplings, amazing mains and delicious desserts. Wait staff great too.

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Thank joannemaree
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate a birthday so we wanted something special and we found it. Lovely interesting food and very friendly staff

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Thank na0mic
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the food here. The snapper ravioli was great, the buffalo mozzarella entree just as good. Service was fast and friendly. This is high class food - but at high class prices too. $40 a main is a lot to pay in a provincial city

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Thank philip319
Darwin, Australia
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190 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in recently to see if we could get a table for dinner. A Monday night so we assumed that we might not need a reservation. We were informed by the staff member that they were booked out although not all tables had reserved on them and the restaurant was half full about 7pm. It wasn't what was said... More 

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Thank kimleyCairns
Dunedin, New Zealand
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378 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restored former office building with class. Pressed zinc ceilings, a couple of lovely little lead lights, nice spartan uncluttered decor. The cheap stick-on toilet signs rather spoilt the effect though. Service friendly, efficient and competent. Orders taken and delivered in good time. Interesting menu with good range of entrees and mains. Sorry we couldn't manage dessert, but that is... More 

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Thank samandhenry
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here and was disappointed as they are charging Top dollar for fairly average meals. Decor is ok but needs some work with a hole in the toilet cubicle wall. Waiting staff were average and didn't accurately describe the menu. Place lacked atmosphere. Felt like they were aspiring to be something that they weren't. Would be better to cook... More 

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Thank Kay P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 3246

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