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Nick's Bistro

13 Gladstone Road | Emerald Hotel, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 8055
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible22%
16 Aug 2017
“Good service”
8 Aug 2017
“Great Breakfast”
Opens in 9 min
All hours
Steakhouse, International
$$ - $$$
13 Gladstone Road | Emerald Hotel, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The staff were well trained and attentive. The food was very nice, good quantities but was let down by cold plates

Thank RaeJC2015
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Breakfast has lots of options with good value continental. Coffee is feshly made and very very good. Can't help but be satisfied - a good start to the day

Thank Rex B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Very reasonably priced restaurant. We tried bread and dips, and it was soooo good. salmon, cheeses, a very nice vinegar served with olive oil. toasted breads. pickles, sausages. 38 nzd, but it makes 18 nzd per person which is nothing. I want to remember Emerald...More

Thank TheGreatBumble
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were staying at the Emerald Hotel where Nick's bistro is situated. We had breakfast there on our first morning and it was a disgrace. We were the only ones in there (and I can see why). During the remainder of our stay,we did not...More

Thank Humphrey_Wright
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The meals were lovely, clean & tidy restaurant. Staff were friendly. We didn't have to wait long before our meal arrived.

Thank joanneZ9840RC
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I enjoyed having all my meals by the pool area. Good selection of options on the menu for all meals. Didn't have to wait long for meals ordered. Only wait was at breakfast with the toaster taking so long.

Thank Talaleu
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Coffee was cold and there was hardly any food left by 9am. Breakfast was supposed to be included in our room but we were charged $74 for it (Emerald Hotels issue). If we had known that we would have gone somewhere else.

Thank Tkhelem
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nice food but expensive. More variety would be lovely - and even an option of buffet breakfast. Seafood dishes were nice, would be great to have listed vegetarian options as there are none on the menu.

Thank TeAroha2014
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Good menu options and quality food. Presentation was great and taste was fantastic. Lovely atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. We were super hungry after a 5 hour drive then 2 hour meeting and so ordered sides with our mains - big portions, so we had...More

Thank a2uelese
Reviewed 8 December 2015

we decided to take our grandmother out for a treat on christmas day, the food was awful, empty plates on the buffet were not replenished and the price was insane for what we got. very disappointed will spread the word about how awful it was...More

Thank 53evie53
Guest_RelationsQHE, Guest Relations Manager at Nick's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2015

Dear 53evie53, We appreciate your feedback. Your honest comments allow us the opportunity to improve on our delivery and product. Kind Regards, Guest Relations

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Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Gladstone Road | Emerald Hotel, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 8055
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Chef Stephan Kellermann couldn't believe his luck when he moved to the East Coast where fresh produce, kai moana (seafood), various meats and award-winning wine is all on his doorstep. The bistro is named for Young Nick - Captain James Cook's cabin boy who, legend has it, was the first to spot the white cliffs in Poverty Bay that were named in his honour. Stephan combines his traditional German ingenuity with a regional Kiwi kitchen that features the very best food and wine on offer. A daily blackboard menu reflects what is in season. Nick's Burgers is a great hit with all where you can build your own burger to your tastes.
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