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SoHo Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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2 Crawford Rd, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Excellent personal service by an attentive and friendly bar man, We had a drink and a couple of their tapas which were delicious and a good amount of food for about $14 a plate. Food was beautifully presented and the house wine was really nice. We would recommend this restaurant/ bar and will definitely be visiting again.

Thank burnefam
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

One of the few open on Boxing Day so top marks for that, Ok music and good service. Easy to get to. And good parking. Great view of all the activity at the wharf and boat ramp. Will be back.

Thank Kevin S
Iloilo City, Philippines
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The dishes were good and they have it in a large portion. However, the crews attitude was like he woke up on a wrong side of the bed. I was disappointed with the service.

Thank bebeth m
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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136 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant dinner at this restaurant. My wife really enjoyed her fish; I loved the salad portion my chickpea dish but thought the chickpea patties themselves were a bit dry. Service was okay; nothing to write home about. Overall a good experience.

Thank Oskar_Baxter
Tweed Heads, Australia
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had hoped to eat in a nearby restaurant, however they were fully booked and directed us to Soho just across the road. We weren't disappointed - good quality food at reasonable prices with friendly service. We had the chicken salad and Paella mains - both very tasty with good sized portions. Recommended.

Thank Nigel P
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have to say the food was terrific! Couldn't fault it! However, the waitress couldn't Remember how I like my gin and tonic! We weren't offered dessert, the wait staff seemed indifferent and we even caught one of them rolling her eyes toward us... not once but twice! It was to become even more disappointing when my husbands dining chair... More 

Thank Andie C
Gisborne, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A lovely meal. Two sizes available for some meals which is great. Food was very tasty, very nicely presented and a good size (for both main size and smaller "light"size). Service was very firendly and helpful.

Thank lefantlover
Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Menu and meals were varied and exceeded expectations. Short ribs were delicious! Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank theroycenz
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Owned by some nice young lads - who sure know how to cook and serve a good drink The location is stunning. Set back on the wharf. Close enough to watch the waves and catch a cool breeze. The vibe is edgy and funky. The greeting - warm and welcoming Lovely little outside area with permanent walls and a fire... More 

Thank LittleMinkx
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Although we found the menu a little restrictive for our liking the food was good enough. I really enjoyed my rib eye steak and it was cooked perfectly for me. It was presented on like a small version of a wooden tray (different). My wife loved her fish salad after having initial doubts. Staff most helpful and friendly.

Thank Scott J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Crawford Rd, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: 8683888

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