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Birdwoods Gallery

298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1395
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Lovely setting. Food okay

It was a busy day in the school holidays when we visited, which put the small kitchen under... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
via mobile
Lovely setting, so welcoming

Normally I’d mention the food first (it was delicious!) but the outstanding thing for us at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TLTrish
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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.
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  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

It was a busy day in the school holidays when we visited, which put the small kitchen under pressure. The staff correctly advised us there’d be a delay. While we were relaxed about that the wait was underestimated. Nevertheless the staff were friendly and the...More

Thank John S
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Birdwoods and we do apologise you had to wait longer than normal but a combination of school holidays and good weather did put us to the test on a couple of days. We look forward to having...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Normally I’d mention the food first (it was delicious!) but the outstanding thing for us at Birdwoods was the friendly service. When we enquired of the lady in charge we were assured our dog on a lead was more than welcome to sit with us...More

Thank TLTrish
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What a lovely review, thank you very much. I shall pass your comments onto our staff who are a great bunch of people and all enjoy working here. We are also very dog friendly and you may have met our own dogs who are very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Birdwoods. The old fashioned Lolly shop was amazing and the shop and sculpture park were fantastic too.

Thank JohnWilliams201
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review and delighted that we were the highlight of your time in Hawke's Bay. With best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

The clouds had just opened as we arrived and the people sitting outside had been relocated all inside very efficiently. The staff were still smiling and everyone seemed happily carrying on with their lunch. We were greeted pleasantly and made welcome, found a nice table...More

Thank HBgirl60
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That was a day we will remember as we had a lot of people sitting outside at the time and had to jump around very quickly as the rain intensified to African proportions, so am glad we left a good impression as it was quite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with my 2 kids and inlaws. Food was excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. Was very busy but staff accommodating. Sweet store staff were super cool and generous. Shame about weather but that’s the way it goes. Would come again and recommend. Prices I...More

Thank Jamie Michael E
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us - it is appreciated. We will pass your comments onto our staff. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us, the youngest 8 and the oldest 88 found plenty to enjoy at Birdwoods Gallery. The 8yr olds favourite were the gobstoppers in the lolly shed, and the four other adults loved everything else, from the yummy soup to the garden sculptures, the...More

Thank mbreb
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and we do like to think there is something for everyone here, so am glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for family lunch, especially with young ones as they can run around the garden. All our meals were tasty and as we expected from a cafe. Only comment would be a bit more staff training and some leadership upon greeting people at the...More

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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, and you are absolutely right about the order process and meet and greet - we do usually have a staff member for this role, but due to illness we have been short staffed recently. We shall be onto it for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch with family & all ordered meals. After waiting some time lunch arrived, as mine was placed on the table they apologized & said the wrong order had been made, would that be alright with me? I'm not all that fussy but did...More

Thank SPYC
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sir, your review speaks for itself. We do remember you as we delivered your Grilled Ham Sandwich, which should have been a Grilled Chicken Sandwich - a mistake only spotted as it was taken out. We did apologise and offer you a drink and...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

An interesting place to visit. On arrival you will be tempted to visit the little Sweet Shop and make your selection from a hundred bottles of sweets and chocolate. Inside the main building we found an eclectic collection of crafts and sculptures from all over...More

Thank Gwezell
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, and yes, the carrot cake is a favourite! Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table inside for lunch on a Friday for three, so if you have a bigger group, it would be worthwhile to call ahead to reserve a table. The desserts are to die for - we had the lemon pie...More

Thank maevdb
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review - you certainly got what Birdwoods is all about. I shall pass this onto the staff. 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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