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US$14 - US$21
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

Great service,unobtrusive,friendly. Beautifully cooked dishes.Pork Belly was melt in the mouth,liked accompanying Parsnip Mash.Sides of Cauliflower with garlic,a Beetroot,Kumara,Carrot Salad(grated and Roasted,with kale)and generous serve of Fries,that retained their heat. Others members of the table had Dumplings,and Crumbed Chicken,which were divine. Sweets were sampled too.Creme...Brulee,with the crack factor plus,and Chocolate Brownie,with nuts. Recommend for an experience,if a family member is visiting,or out of town visitors. Follow up with messages left on machine, Tuesday to Saturday dining.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

Crawford Rd Kitchen, great service. Nice cocktails to start. Our table opted for Pulled Duck Leg, Pistacho and Thyme Stuffed Chicken Thigh, Baked Fish(Terakihi)with summer veges, Quinoa and Capers, Panko Crumbed Fish(Gurnard)with Sriracha Tartare as mains. We shared 3 sides.Garlic and Herb Mushrooms,shaved Parmesan. Thick...cut fries,aioli. Those mushrooms were divine. We picked two desserts to share. Creme Brulee, Chocolate Walnut Cake with Caramel and Meringue. A great way to finish off a special family meal on a special day.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 6 March 2021 via mobile

We tried all of the entrees... they were scrumptious... couldn't chose a favourite Mains were fish; chicken; salmon; beetroot and halloumi stack; portobello mushrooms and ceviche snapper. All were again scrumptious. The ceviche snapper was DEVINE however we questioned having 3 pieces of large pieces...of garlic bread with it as it didn't really make sense serving light ceviche with heavy garlic bread (drop the bread); the chicken was beautifully cooked very tasty; the fish cooked to perfection; the beetroot meal was good mix of beetroot and fried halloumi; smoked salmon dish again lovely. We had 2 nice Pinot Gris Ashwood and Matawhero to accompany our meals. All in all a lovely meal. Price wise reasonably expensive however worth the $sMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 11 February 2021 via mobile

Packed up from camping on the East Coast to treat ourselves to Brunch here- and what a treat it was! Great location right on the dockside, sat outside and the most delicious brunch. Service superb , coffee fab and can’t recommend it highly enough.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 20 January 2021 via mobile

By far the best meal and service we’ve had in Gisborne. Excellent service and fantastic food. Great portions too - we completely over ordered! The most unbelievable edamame. A must Visit in Gisborne

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 23 November 2020

Great service, top quality food. We had mussels, polenta chips and pate with local wines and it was delicious.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020

Was a little hard to find this restaurant but once we did it was well worth it. The food was beautiful, the service okay. We enjoyed our meal here.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 October 2020

My husband and I were in shock that the only wine tasting place in Gisborne on a Monday and Tuesday was at Crawford Road Kitchen which was so small and cramped. We were looking at having a meal and wine tasting. However, we were given...a cold shoulder by 2 staff and one of which was Amy, apparently the owner. In this current covid19 climate, we are supporting NZ since we can't go overseas. For wine tasting we travelled from Martinborough, Masterton, Napier and what a big disappointment when we got to Gisborne. I hope that they can have a much better facility for wine tasting and not in the size of a cafe which was mistakenly called a restaurant with exorbitant prices but nothing to deliver. I don't recommend Crawford Road Kitchen for food and wine tasting at all.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

Popped in here for a spot of lunch and it was really tasty food. Wine was great too. Definetly be back again.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

The food and service here is so good we went for both lunch and dinner!! We could not fault this place at all. One of the best places we ate at during our week long North Island trip.

Date of visit: October 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5