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Birdwoods Gallery

298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1395
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Quaint and nice relaxing garden at the back

Nice place for something different to offer. Enjoyed the garden atthe back, and the quaint lolly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elf E
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Hong Kong, China
Neat, but...

A quirky little place, full of neat knick knacks. They offer unique lunches, which are quite tasty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan468
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Vancouver, Canada
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Birdwoods Gallery is a very special place in the heart of Hawke's Bay. Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North Village, Birdwoods Gallery and its small companion, the Birdwoods Sweet Shop, are a 'must see' for young and old. Two historic buildings have been relocated to this pretty rural setting and transformed to become a distinctive and enchanting visitor attraction. Enjoy our famous morning or afternoon tea or come for a delicious garden lunch with family or friends. End it off with a delicious real fruit ice-cream from our little Ice Cream Shop.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lolly shop” (39 reviews)
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298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
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+64 6-877 1395
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place for something different to offer. Enjoyed the garden atthe back, and the quaint lolly and ice-cream shop to the side. Background of the Birdwoods Gallery is interesting as it use to be an old church from Waipawa in Central Hawkes Bay. Food is...More

Thank Elf E
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quirky little place, full of neat knick knacks. They offer unique lunches, which are quite tasty. It is a nice place, but did not live up to the local reputation.More

Thank Dan468
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Sorry to correct you, but knick knacks are not what we specialise in! Our products are all hand made by skilled artisans from around the globe, but mainly Africa - nothing is massed produced and everything here has a story. Sorry we did not live...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very pleasantly surprised to see how extensive the gallery is and such lovely things from Africa and the sculptures are fabulous. We had lunch which was delicious. The only drawback was they only do filter coffee which I dont like but I did...More

Thank Rachel M
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five star review - it is appreciated, even if you missed out on machined coffee! Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a group trip recently I viewed this business and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of choices........ shopping/refreshments/just relaxing inside or out and generally exploring. You can even play the piano when you visit the loo!!

Thank Jillian O
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Birdwoods - we like to think we have something for everyone to enjoy. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

A rather unique setting with a relocated church that is a café & gift shop with a delightful garden. Lovely menu with great friendly staff

Thank specialagentolley
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us - it is appreciated. Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Family members recently moved to Haverlock North, so we had lunch at Birdwoods to celebrate a birthday. Great meal and plenty of grounds to walk around and view the sculptures - which are for sale. Everyone loved the lolly shop - especially the GOB STOPPERS!...More

Thank Allan P
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, it is much appreciated. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. The slow braised beef burgers were recommended and didn’t disappoint. Service was excellent and everything came on trays with a wee vase of flowers. Nice touch. Staff were friendly. Mobility park at the door so OK for walking...More

Thank Kate F
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the quirks of Birdwoods. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Came here with family for lunch, food was good. not amazing. but the setting itself, and the gardens were spectacular. Would make a beautiful wedding venue if anyone is looking.

Thank katielumsden97
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for visiting us - we do host weddings if anyone is asking. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

What a pleasant place this is. Lovely shops, tea room and sculputures all in one place. We had a look round the main shop, then went and had a cream tea. You can sit out in the garden if a fine day. Afterwards we walked...More

Thank Lynn B
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review! Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Heard so many great things about this place thought about time I paid it a visit. Totally loved it as soon as we arrived. Quant old church, Marvellous gallery full of interesting items. We sat inside but loads of out door seating in a wonderful...More

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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comprehensive and complimentary review and sorry we did not get the 5th star as you did not have dessert! Please do try from our great selection next time you visit - they are quite delicious and decadent! With kind regards, Louise...More

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ibaas2016
27 April 2017|
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Response from Birdwoods | Property representative |
Fair enough and on this occasion we did not deserve the extra star. Your comments are appreciated and ones we will take on board and help us strive to give everyone the special experience we are known for, however, busy we... More
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Wendy20081958
4 June 2016|
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Response from Birdwoods | Property representative |
Of course you can as we love dogs at Birdwoods! However Council does not permit them in the Conservatory dining area, but there is plenty of table space in the garden weather permitting. Kind regards, Louise Stobart
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Kareen W
17 September 2015|
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Response from Birdwoods | Property representative |
Oh my goodness.... I do apologise I was not aware of this function on Trip Advisor and hence you were unanswered!! However, to answer your question albeit very late.... we don't do tours as such but welcome any groups and... More
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