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Birdwoods Gallery

298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1395
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Absolutely AMAZING.

All I can say is... Keep up the Amazing work. If your in Hawks bay you must check out Birdwoods... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brizor1991
via mobile
Unique Attraction with great food!

A unique sculpture park with interests for all. A gift shop with high quality hand crafts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joy C
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Warragul, Australia
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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 4 days ago via mobile

All I can say is... Keep up the Amazing work. If your in Hawks bay you must check out Birdwoods. Love this place. A+++

Thank Brizor1991
Birdwoods, Manager at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very proud of what we do here at Birdwoods and work hard to ensure everyone enjoys themselves, so thank you very much for your encouraging feedback! We hope to see you back here soon! Thanks Alice Dickerson - Front of House Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique sculpture park with interests for all. A gift shop with high quality hand crafts, delightful restaurant, delightful gardens and wonderful specialist lolly shop. Don't forget to book ahead for a meal... it's very popular! Deservingly so!More

Thank Joy C
Birdwoods, Manager at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed your time with us at Birdwoods! We do take bookings for lunch, so you are more than welcome to call ahead and we can reserve you a table for your next visit!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And I know why! Great coffee, beautiful food, imaculate presentation, good prices and generous portions. Friendly service. Just wonderful. ..except when there is a screaming toddler, but that's just a little blip on an otherwise wonderful visit. Love the gift shop. Just have to close...More

1  Thank Antarisha
Birdwoods, Manager at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time at Birdwoods! We work really hard to ensure that all our customers get a well rounded experience, so thatnk you for taking the time to review...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sweet shop is amazing and worth the visit to stock up on a few sweet treats. The grounds are peaceful and the sculptures are amazing. We had intended to stay for tea and scones but saw some kitchen activities that meant we avoided the...More

Thank Smythewhanau
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we appreciate both good and bad feedback and are most concerned about your comments regarding the kitchen activity you observed. We follow a strict Food Safety Program and have recently had a full audit and received an Excellent grading. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found a recommendation at the Masonic hotel to visit & loved every minute! From the quaint sweetshop with the most outstanding range of goodies to the fabulous shop & cafe, followed by a walk around the interesting sculpture garden. A stop not to be...More

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Birdwoods, Manager at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time at Birdwoods! Please do come back and see us next time you are in Hawkes Bay Alice Dickerson Front of House Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was amazing, the staff were amazing on Mother's day and gave a little gift to all the mothers in the café. the kitchen were fast with their service and the quality of the food was still amazing as always. highly recommend the plunger coffee...More

1  Thank rosiereidnz
Birdwoods, Manager at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, Mothers Day is a huge day on the Birdwoods Calendar and we are so glad to hear you had a great day and could fully experience all that Birdwoods has to offer. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a few times, for coffee and cake. It's always interesting to walk the well-maintained gardens and inspect the statues, and peruse the intriguing merchandise in the shop. You can only get plunger coffee here so if you're a cappuccino fan, [re[are yourself.More

Thank Francis B
Birdwoods, Manager at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we love to hear you enjoy spending time at Birdwoods. I do hope you take pleasure in our Plunger coffee, we think it is such a treat and is delicious with a splash of cream! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recommended this place & it didn't disappoint. The grounds are lovely with sculptures you can buy. We had lunch which was delicious. After we roamed the gardens & the shop. Just next door is an old fashioned sweet shop & a place to...More

1  Thank SunBeachFun2014
Birdwoods, Manager at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your time here at Birdwoods! Hopefully we shall see you back soon Alice Dickerson - Front of House Manager

Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food was exceptional small menu great service and great coffee.Coffee is in a plunger so you can have a couple of cups which is great. The setting is also fantastic with a wonderful garden to sit in and enjoy the outdoors or a closed...More

Thank 53scotty2016
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you for your review of your Mother's Day visit - it was a huge day for us and broke all previous records, so we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed it all. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is the ultimate relaxing summers day destination. Its a short drive (5 mins) out of Havelock down Middle Road, but its worth it. Nice and quiet, outdoor seating, great food, beautiful atmosphere.More

Thank lizhaydesigns
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you for your short and sweet review. Spot on.... except it is also good for a winter's day treat. Think tea and scones by the fire, or a bowl of soup in The Conservatory. We do winter well too.... Keep visiting and thank you...More

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ibaas2016
In reply to why you didn't get the fifth star, the first time we came here it was amazing, treated like valued customers, this time we arrived in a family group, wishing them to enjoy the service we SO enjoyed...However there wasn't any great customer service, the beautiful tray with the special touches forgotten and everything for all of us lumped on one tray. No one came to ask if we were happy, the jam and cream weren't enough for the number of scones. It wasn't special and we regretted taking everyone...
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
Can we bring our will behaved little dog on lead of course? Thanks Wendy
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
Do you offer tours in December and how much are they
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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