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The Vines

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New Zealand, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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166 Main Road | Bushmere Estate, Gisborne 4071, New Zealand
+64 6-868 9317
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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New Zealand
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My mouth is still watering, 2 mths later. I can not speak highly enough of the flavours, freshness and taste of each incredible course. Attention to detail at this restaurant is number 1. Service, wine, food and fabulous location! I can absolutely highly recommend and was definitely the same response as from our well traveled American guests!

1 Thank intootravel
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We have eaten at the Vines many times, and been to a number of functions there. The food is always amazing, the staff are very helpful and the setting is beautiful.

1 Thank shelkemp
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Our experience at The Vines was a big disappointment. We booked some weeks in advance, expecting it to be bustling with activity on a summer lunchtime. Instead we were shown to our table in a large area where just one other couple were finishing their lunch to the accompaniment of a commercial radio station over the PA system. Once we... More 

Thank Richard G
Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My mum and I came here for lunch, nothing from the menu really spoke to us so we got a big platter to share between us and it was really yummy with lots of different foods on it. A lot of seafood, we don't eat seafood so we picked around, the other food was still super delicious and the staff... More 

Thank Shannon_gordon
Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Beautiful presentation announced the fabulous dinner. everything matched up and the food was excellent. Presentation up with the best. Nice relaxed service, great setting

Thank KelvinTB
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch and had a very pleasant experience. Food was super tasty - I can recommend the salt and pepper squid salad - and healthy. Matching wines were delicious and the service was friendly but attentive. If you're into good food in a low key but charming atmosphere this is the place for you. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Kay P
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had my parents 60th birthday party here, amazing setting and wonderful food. Marquee was great, heaps of space for over 100 guests and a full band. Food was to die for, staff were super helpful and wine was superb. Highly recommend A+++++

Thank hen120
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mum and I had lunch on Fathers Day - we received friendly timely service, and the best meal we'd had out in ages. The pork belly was delicious and as a veggie lover it was great to see that they had been given just as much care and thought as the star of the plate. Perfectly matched too. Yum.

Thank Leah M
Timaru, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Today was Father's Day, so I took a 92 year old Gisborne gentleman for lunch. We were met by a delightfully, friendly, smiling lady named Barbara who found us a quiet table, whilst after listening to our brief previous encounter, whisked our meal to top priority. After enjoying the warm ambiance for a few minutes, our colorful,delicious meals arrived. The... More 

Thank Karyn W
Gisborne, New Zealand
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I booked The Vines for a farewell dinner for one of our Station staff members. The Vines staff were very cooperative and made the evening very much appreciated. The food was good and we had a great time. Thanks Melissa & team The Vines!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
New Zealand, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Main Road | Bushmere Estate, Gisborne 4071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 9317
This is a first rate restaurant serving excellent, imaginative and reasonably priced food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?