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Birdwoods Gallery

298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1395
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Lunch destination in Havelock North

Interesting place that combines a cafe (mushroom soup - best I have ever had) with a sculpture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James S
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Wellington, New Zealand
A must do!

One of my most favourite places in Havelock North, definitely a got to for anyone I have visting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blackdogdesign
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Havelock North, 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.
  • Excellent79%
  • 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 1 week ago

Interesting place that combines a cafe (mushroom soup - best I have ever had) with a sculpture garden (even kids seem to enjoy this), a shop selling art and crafts, and an old fashioned sweet shop. This is a formula that works for all age...More

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

Thank you for your review and I shall certainly pass the mushroom soup comment onto our fantastic chef Wendy! It is not the first time we have heard this - it is seriously delicious. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my most favourite places in Havelock North, definitely a got to for anyone I have visting the bay. Run by Louise and Bruce and a great team, they have and source some very unique artworks, sculptures and curiosities from Africa and beyond. They...More

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

You are kind, thank you for a lovely review. It is much appreciated in an era of social scrutiny! You are always welcome. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

A chance recommendation found ourselves turning up to Birdwood's Gallery. We had hoped to secure a bowl of water for our black Labrador, Waka, but instead were invited by the very friendly staff to sit at a table of the the terrace in the beautiful...More

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

Thank you for the lovely review, and as you know we are very dog friendly, so am glad you called in and enjoyed all of what we have to offer. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this place the night before today's visit. I ended up taking a cab from Taradale and it cost me a lot of money so I am really hoping that it is as wonderful as I read from reviews on Trip Advisor. From the...More

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

It was lovely to have you visit us - we too enjoyed having you and the obvious enjoyment you experienced whilst visiting us. We hope you get to come back one day when it is a bit warmer, as it was a very cold day...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, we always enjoy locals bringing their visitors for a treat at Birdwoods. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 6 July 2017

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

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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 30 June 2017 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 6 July 2017

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