Restaurants in Gisborne


We have included a selection of our favourite dining establishments we are confident you will enjoy.


Flagship Eatery
Good food, good coffee, friendly service and general good vibes in a beautiful space. Bookings are not accepted.

Open: Monday – Friday from 7am till 2.30pm, Weekends and Public Holidays from 8am till 2.30pm

Welcome to Ussco Bar & Bistro. Located in a historic former shipping company building near the Inner harbour.
USSCo offers the finest quality in bistro dining, with a menu based around simple, seasonal and exceptionally tasty food. Culinary award-winning owner and head chef Thomas Boyce updates the menu daily according to seasonal availability, using locally-sourced produce, meat and seafood wherever possible. Come in enjoy good food and friendly service in a cosy and relaxed environment.

Open: Monday to Saturday from 5pm till late.

The Works             
By focusing on the seasons and products of Gisborne, along with award-winning local wines, The Works offers contemporary and traditional dishes brought to life in an honest and flavourful way. This casually elegant restaurant sets the stage for an unparalleled dining experience in Gisborne. With frequently updated menus so guests enjoy inspired seasonal offerings by working with the freshest ingredients available.

Frank & Albies                                                                                                                                  
At Frank and Albie’s the food is the focus, and great coffee!
By stripping back the café trimmings you get the best possible lunch at the best possible price and we can concentrate on creating fresh, varied, high-quality salads, sandwiches and bagels. Our concept is to make the chef be the server so your lunch is put together as you order it, by the very same people who baked the bread, mixed the dressing and whisked together the mayonnaise. Think of it as a chef's table for every customer, even the takeaway ones.
Lunch on the go is the new normal and we understand the specific needs of the time poor working lunch eater, which is why you don’t see us trying to be everything to everyone.

Crawford Road Kitchen                   
Taste and experience all that the Gisborne wine region has to offer at the Gisborne Wine Centre. Located in the city’s beautiful inner harbour, it’s just a short walk from the CBD.

Located in the Inner Harbour. The bar offers a variety of beers on tap, a fine selection of bottled beer, cider, non-alcoholic beverages, legendary Lone Star cocktails and an interesting wine list with offerings from all over New Zealand, many served by the glass.

The sun-drenched deck has a spectacular view of the beautiful marina - you can dine el-fresco too, and it is a wonderful place to enjoy a drink and a yarn after work in the Gissy heat.

Neighbourhood Pizzeria                                   
Gisborne's best and only pizza container...

Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 4pm to 9pm. Delivery is available.

Portofino is a family of local restaurants focused on delighting every guest with a genuine Italian dining experience. We are proud to serve fresh, simple, delicious Italian food, complemented by a great glass of wine, served in a comfortable, home-like Italian setting where everyone is welcomed as family and friends. Our purpose is Hospitaliano!, our passion for 100% guest delight.

Open: Tues – Sun – lunch 11:30am to 3:30PM, dinner 5:30pm until late. Delivery is available.