Gisborne, Family Restaurants

  • The Rivers

    The Rivers is Gisborne’s “local”, with the true Irish flavour.  Family friendly, well priced menu with generous portions and kids' menu with lots of great options.

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  • Cobb and Co. - Whakatane

    One of New Zealand’s premier family dining venues, providing a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, hearty fare and affordable prices. read more

  • Breakers Gisborne

    If life’s a beach then welcome to your own private cove at Breakers Restaurant .

    Whether it’s a romantic wine & steak night with your other half, seafood and cocktails with the colleagues, burgers and beers with the boys or a fun filled family dinner – we’re ready to make you feel welcome.

    We’re the closest you’ll get to the beach without board shorts and bikinis – so leave your worries at home or the office and surf on down to Breakers Restaurant to enjoy great food and a relaxed atmosphere.
    Join our Grommets' club, specially for kids!

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  • Lone Star

    Lone Star Gisborne is situated in the former Gordon Gecko site at 60 The Esplanade, Shed One, in the Inner Harbour. Our restaurant comfortably seats 80 guests. The sun-drenched deck has a spectacular view of the beautiful marina - you can dine el-fresco too. Any occasion is welcome - simply get in touch and we'll look after you. Children are always welcome – they have their own menu and don't forget to tell us if it's your birthday!

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  • RSA Family Restaurant - Gisborne

    Members and Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy great food and hospitality.  Restaurant Opening Hours:Wednesday - Saturday Lunch 12 Midday to 1:30pm and Dinner - 6pm to 8pm.

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  • Verve Cafe & Bar - Gisborne

    Serving the finest Havana Coffee, award winning Verve Café & Bar, is open daily for a truly memorable breakfast or leisurely lunch. With a selection of the region's finest wines and works by local artists Verve epitomises Gisborne's relaxed style.

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  • The Wharf Bar and Grill

    The Wharf Bar & Grill sits overlooking the beautiful Gisborne Inner Harbour.  Enjoy dishes created by our culinary team using the finest of ingredients, showcasing fresh mouth-watering flavours and proudly serving New Zealand's most premium cuts of meat, fresh seafood and local produce.  We have a range of menus including a pre-teens menu.

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  • Muirs Bookshop and Cafe

    Friendly bookstore and cafe with comfy couches, balcony, great homemade treats and healthy foods, and an exciting range of eclectic, hand-picked books including children's titles.

    We have a specialist stock of children’s board books, activity sets, readers, picture books, non-fiction, teen fiction and novels.

    You are also welcome to browse our latest magazines and newspapers while you're enjoying our coffee or lunch.  Free WiFi.

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  • Zest Cafe - Gisborne

    Home to a team of lively passionate staff, Zest café is perfectly located so you can dash in for a seriously good latte and delectable morsel, or stay a while and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast or lunch from our seasonally inspired menu – either way they won’t disappoint!

     

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  • Peppers Beachfront Bar and Cafe - Gisborne

    Delicious food and spectacular views in a relaxed family atmosphere awaits you On the Beach. Highchairs are available and their children’s menu has a picnic platter, chicken nuggets, battered fish, hot dogs and fries. There are also toys to keep the children entertained.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.