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US$7 - US$21
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staying in gisborne for two days , went to the rivers for 1st night tea , then thought we’ll try A different one the next night , but the meal and service was so good we went back the next night, excellent again.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

While passing through Gisborne my partner and stopped in to the Rivers looking for a hearty brunch ... this we certainly got with their Mixed Grill. Delicious and filling we were well pleased with the meal, as well as the friendly and helpful service. Nice...👍More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 November 2020

Well last night me and my fiance had a dinner at this so called popular place to come n enjoy good food n friendly service. Instead we got dry and unpleasant and unpresentable Food while the waitress was dropping food from our plates to bring...to us so unorganized the chef does not take pride in what they put out if u carnt put out good food find another profession there was nothing popular about this Irish pub I'm never going back waste of time an moneyMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 19 November 2020

Great place for lunch for both vegetarian and non vegetarian diners. The staff were all great and worked continuously every minute we were there ensuring the standard was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020

Bar/restaurant... Very popular so suggest you make a booking ... Typical pub food , Staff very friendly, food OK

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 5 November 2020

Was visiting from out of town and my sister recommended the Rivers. With a plethora of fussy family members I was a bit unsure, but my doubts were we unfounded. We walked into a busy pub scene and were grateful we'd been told to reserve....The menu was huge, I was surprised at all the steak options. Our wait staff were really friendly and helpful, it was no problem to trade sides and change things around. I was also very impressed they offered gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian/vegan menus. Would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant for their great service and willingness to help. Food was also great, good value and generous.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

Great food in large quantities, good and quick service, cozy and nice atmosphere. Thus, can recommend eating here

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2020

Awesome customer service and yummy food. One of the best places to eat at Gisborne. We would definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Amazing food,friendly staff...best ambiance ...family platter so yummy and pasta in white sauce...mouthwatering 😋...will be back

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Staying in Gisborne for a couple of nights, our motel host suggested The Rivers as a place a lot if his regular guests ate at. We are very glad we went as the menu was extensive and although busy, we were able to get a...table and some good satisfying food and a drink (I loved the bangers and mash with peas and onion gravy) - Irish themed so a Guiness was welcomed! Price was fair for what we had. The staff were pleasant and one of our waitresses very friendly and helpful with suggestions of things to do while in town. Would certainly recommend this place and would gladly come back if the occasion arose.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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26 June 2020|
Response from DavidFlorence | Reviewed this property |
They certainly were when we went in February - awesome food too.
19 September 2016|
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Response from GisBrit | Reviewed this property |
Well being from England myself then yeah I would. Then you won't be disappointed. If you do then they will stick a 'reserve' on a good table for you. It's a great pub and the Guinness is very good every time. Also could... More
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