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Birdwoods Gallery

298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1395
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A well thought out venue...something for everyone

Great food for Papa and my husband, Great shopping for Nan, art for me and the cute lolly shop for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stacey F
via mobile
Failed service

Although the food and outdoor ambience are ok, the service left me with a very sour taste in my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leelee L
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Birdwoods Gallery is a very special place in the heart of Hawke's Bay. Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North Village, Birdwoods Gallery and its small companion, the Birdwoods Sweet Shop, are a 'must see' for young and old. Two historic buildings have been relocated to this pretty rural setting and transformed to become a distinctive and enchanting visitor attraction. Enjoy our famous morning or afternoon tea or come for a delicious garden lunch with family or friends. End it off with a delicious real fruit ice-cream from our little Ice Cream Shop.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
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+64 6-877 1395
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food for Papa and my husband, Great shopping for Nan, art for me and the cute lolly shop for the children! 😀 Totally would recommend this place.

Thank Stacey F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although the food and outdoor ambience are ok, the service left me with a very sour taste in my mouth. I arrived with my mother and 2 sisters to have lunch. It was a beautiful day and we decided to sit out in the garden...More

Thank Leelee L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the Birdwoods Gallery recommended to us so stopped here for lunch. Found a table outside since it was a warm day and most tables were taken. The Cafe menu was good and varied which resulted in us ordering the chicken and mushroom filo...More

Thank KiwiWanderers02
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a visitor from Wellington, I was impressed with the shop (lots of interesting wares sourced from Africa but fairly expensive). The outdoor 'garden party' setting was lovely, but because of the chilly wind, we opted to sit inside beside the fire. Lovely! The plunger...More

Thank Kiwibabyboomer56
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lovely lunch of a prawn salad. I had the lovely plunger coffee with cream ( yum) and my parents both had a lovely lunch too.

Thank Janeen1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Birdwoods twice recently. First time with a friend and her 18 month old and the second time with my parents. The staff were great, heating food for the toddler and providing a highchair for her. The food both times was excellent....More

Thank Joanna N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely venue to poke about in and the cakes are extremely delectable. But the coffee is such a let down, both my husband and I were very disappointed in the plunger pot coffee it just didn't hit the spot, what a shame...More

Thank Susie v
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are sorry that we lost a couple of stars over our coffee! The answer to why we don't have a coffee machine is as follows: Over the last 14 years we have been proud to serve Hawthorne Kidnappers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I removed myself from the hussle and bussle of home and drove just a few kms down the road to this little place; what a gem, the gallery has some wonderful unique products for purchase from jewellery to serving platters to drinking glasses, they serve...More

Thank jolene6969
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted you were able to come and spend some quiet time at Birdwoods - the Sweet Shop always manages to make one feel better! We are open seven days a week, so do come anytime. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lolly shop is fantastic with many old school lollies on offer. We loved walking around the gallery outside in the garden. The only downside was having to dodge the dog poop on the ground near the eating tables (as it is a dog friendly...More

Thank NPatnz
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are sorry about the dog poop. As we are a dog friendly place, it does happen sometimes and we are usually very quick to deal with it. It would have been helpful if you had told one of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had Labour weekend in the bay. Went here for lunch, great meals, great choice. Venue is wonderful, loved the sculpture gardens. If you want to buy a good momentoe of your visit to the bay this is a good place to do it.

Thank Michael A
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your five star review - they are always appreciated. With kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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ibaas2016
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
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
18 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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