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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a difficult review to write as the wonderfully flavoursome meals and desserts was marred by a failure to act upon a complaint. If it was not for this one incident, we would have scored ESSCo a "5". The waitress recommended their pork belly so 3 of the 5 of us ordered this - the presentation was excellent and... More 

Thank terry g
Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a regular for an after work wine in the lovely courtyard and when dining out in Gizy USSco never disappoints .

Thank ria266328
Gisborne, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meals, in particular the steak with best gravy in town and fabulous chips. Although to get the sides we prefer we swapped our steaks! Dessert was also wonderful all washed down with a bottle of good wine.

Thank A D
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

USSCO is one of the best restaurants in Gisborne. I love their beef starter (raw)! That was the best one I've ever tasted. Great atmosphere & relaxed setting.

Thank Wisdommatters
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We have dined here a lot and it's always top notch but tonight I reckon it was the best ever. We had the beef tartare and duck salad as entrees and the roast duck and the pork belly 3 ways as our mains. Where do I start!!! It was a taste sensation and beautifully presented. The poached pear and earl... More 

Thank Jojo141
Rotorua, New Zealand
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188 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We could not decide what we wanted, so we ordered 5 entrees so that we could taste a bit of everything and it was a great decision. The range of flavours were divine and we did not have one meal that we did not like.

Thank kev_deb2012
Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Dined midweek at the popular restaurant. The snapper ravioli is very, very tasty. Along with the Crumbed Goats cheese entrée was enough for me. While not the cheapest as noted by others, it is good value for money. I'll be back the next time I'm in Gisborne. Cheery wait team supports a highly capable kitchen. Well worth a visit.

Thank Windy54_09
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome Bar / Bistro with a good not complicated menu Fish and the Duck were as good as anywhere we have had in the world Prices are top end bit not unreasonable when you consider the quality ie you pay for what you get which in this case is not quite top end but really close

Thank Glenn A
New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Although the prices were up there it was well worth it and good size meals . The four of us all loved our meals which not only tasted divine but creative..pudding included. Will definitely be back and excited to see a class act in our hometown.

Thank Diana5716
Christchurch, New Zealand
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Expect tasty food served in a good cafe/bistro style (service and ambience). Expect to pay a bit more than you should. Expect too many sauces. Expect a 4 star experience, not 5. I will explain. I had a tasty steak which came with onion rings and a fresh salad. All were good. All the sauces were good. But I didn't... More 

Thank DavidBrittain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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?