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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 little cafe and gift shop

It is a really nice café to take people if they are visiting hawkes bay. Lovely gardens, sweet shop... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LolaThomas
Rating well-deserved

This place deserves its rating by TripAdvisor reviewers as the number 1 attraction in the Havelock... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Des H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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 good19%
  • 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 5 days ago

It is a really nice café to take people if they are visiting hawkes bay. Lovely gardens, sweet shop and gift shop. Very nice atmosphere.

Thank LolaThomas
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place deserves its rating by TripAdvisor reviewers as the number 1 attraction in the Havelock North area. It has something for everyone in the family. We had a morning visit with tea, coffees and food and all were fine. Best of all was their...More

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

Thank you for your great review of Birdwoods. It is a pleasure to have customers like you who recognise all we put into this business. It is much appreciated! Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times and it is always delicious and the service is excellent. Plenty to look at while you are waiting for your food with all the amazing things in the shop

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

Thank you for your review. Danny' and Wendy's pasta dish is becoming very well known - it is delicious and even made an Italian patron cry it reminded her of home! With best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch with friends, nice and warm on a very cold wet day. Recommend food,fresh, hot and delicious. Beautiful things to purchase as well. On fine day wander around garden and check out sculptures.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is always appreciated! Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is amazing. We stopped by to look at the shop and was tempted by the short but interesting lunch menu. Beef cheeks burger was out of this world and the homemade cake was plate licking delicious. We sat in the beautiful garden...More

Thank homegrown123
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review - it is appreciated even when we feel our property is not looking as good as it should due to the heavy rains we have received recently. I will pass your comments onto our kitchen staff who love good...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous place for lunch or tea. Beautiful crafts set in a very relaxed garden. The date scones are to die for! And they're vegetarian-friendly!

Thank Eire108
Birdwoods, Front Office Manager at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review. Our date scones are well known for being delicious! With thanks, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for morning tea while cruising around the area with a couple of Australian visitors. Very pleasant setting - we sat outside with tea and a snack - the others had coffee which was evidently quite acceptable - I had tea which was very good....More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves even if in the depths of winter! Our garden is definitely not at its best, but lies asleep waiting for spring to come. With best wishes, Louise Stobart -...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a huge group of friends. We shopped, had coffee, icecream and bought lollies. What a great afternoon .

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

Thank you! We enjoyed having you. Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to celebrate our anniversary. Even on Tuesday it was very busy. Staff were very helpful. The menu is not large as it is quite a small place but it was varied and a good selection of drinks. I had the most divine ravioli...More

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

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to review us. We are delighted you enjoyed your anniversary with us and that you enjoyed your experience. With best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for a late snack on a crisp mid-winters day and were pleasantly surprised by the Gallery. The homemade food was absolutely delectable (especially the blueberry tart). Although the cafe was crowded (including people sitting outside in a gazebo) - there service was...More

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

Thank you for your review - we always appreciate the five star ones, and glad you think we were worth it. I have passed your comments on to our chef about the blueberry tart. 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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