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The Rivers Restaurant and Bar

) #5 of 64 Restaurants in Gisborne ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Bar, European
Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
+64 8633733
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guinness pie” (8 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviews (285)
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1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Gisborne for the weekend and didn't want to be bothered to drive to a restaurant so we chose the Rivers Restaurant which was two doors away from our hotel. The atmosphere was great, rather like an Irish Pub. The food was...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great steaks in what turned out to be an Irish bar or pub - loved the Guinness T-shirts! Friendly staff, good choice of typical pub meals.A busy place, which is always a good sign!

Thank MRS565
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you need a decent meal and you like your Steak and Chips - this is definitely the place to go to! The service was a bit slow, but the pub was pretty packed as well, so no blame for this here ;-) So a...More

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very nice Irish bar with good pub food - pasta was delicious. Located right at the bridge in the centre of town.

1  Thank JohnSames
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been here for years! Silly me! Meals were Devine and lots of gluten free options Even a whole separate menu.

1  Thank Neats62
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Located in a very central location only a sort walk from our hotel. Great food great atmosphere and love the Kilkenny on tap :-)

1  Thank Caryn S
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Typical pub style bar and restaurant. Great value for money and generous sized meals. We went their on their Trivia night. Good fun. Staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Raynboz
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My favourite pub in Gisborne. Frequented by my father-in-law we enjoy our opportunities to enjoy for a drink or two when we're passing through. Clean, river views, friendly staff, tasty food and Guinness on tap!

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Being a Sunday evening the pub was very animated with numerous family groups. This is the kind of atmosphere that makes a pub/restaurant welcoming and to top it all off the food and service were very good. Realistically priced and a good varied menu. We...More

Thank muxloeleicester
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A retired couple for one night in Gisborne. Tried this restaurant at random and so glad we did for this Saturday night. We enjoyed lovely ambiance, prompt service given the overflowing customers and lots (and lots) of excellent food. Shared our table with another couple...More

Thank MerlinBlaise
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Christy M
We are in Gisborne for one night, the 11th November, would we need to book? Only the two of us. Thanks
18 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 21
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 8633733
  • E-mail