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The Vines

$$ - $$$, , Gluten Free Options
166 Main Road | Bushmere Estate, Gisborne 4071, New Zealand
+64 6-868 9317
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (34 reviews)
“beef brisket” (2 reviews)
“wine tasting” (12 reviews)
New Zealand, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
166 Main Road | Bushmere Estate, Gisborne 4071, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We went also to celebrate my wife’s birthday. I had not been able to get a card. Lo and behold, on display, was a selection of beautiful handmade cards! Problem solved - great start to a great night. Fantastic meals - foodie heaven. The lamb...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The owner of The Marina had recommended this place to us, and this is now on our must-go-back-to list for Gisborne. Engaging staff and lovely owners who care for animals too, so a bonus for us. Spacious and modern, in a beautiful setting and beautiful...More

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful wedding venue. Staff were lovely. Grounds were well kept and tidy. The food they provided was simple but delicious, although towards the end the flies were gathering and they didn't have any food covers out.

Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We visited the previous day for wine tasting (an absolute must do, the cellar master was superb) and decided to return for lunch. Excellent service and facility. The fish with Indian (but not overpowering) influences was fantastic, best samosas I have ever had, and I...More

Thank Kiaoraall
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Wow what a lovely lunch we had, a really good sized meal, friendly wait staff and good wine, what else could you want and only few minutes out of town.

Thank Jeanette R
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Wow.... went there for lunch on New Year's Eve..... the setting (sat outside in the sun) is sublime, the quality of the food absolutely fantastic, service extremely quick and friendly (remember it was New Year's Eve).... what an amazing experience

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Gisborne from Australia and our friend brought us to the Vines for lunch. We were very disappointed with being left sitting at our table and staff walking past without seeing if we required anything. We had to ask every time we wanted...More

Thank Merralyn
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We keep coming back because we find this restaurant consistently excellent. We both had fish and it didn’t disappoint. Lovely sitting surrounded by grape vines. Excellent service and excellent wine. We will be back very soon!

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 14 October 2017

There were only a few other tables for a Sunday lunch but the we we given a warm welcome and quickly offered drinks from a reasonable selection. The entrees were well presented from a small but reasonable selection. The mains were all well cooked although...More

Thank venture992
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Having already been here for the wine tasting at Easter, we decided to return for a dinner on this trip to Gisborne. The menu at this time of year is small but oh wow, it was just amazing. The 3 dishes we had were of...More

Thank JUDY T
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6 August 2016|
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Response from Jessica W | Reviewed this property |
Yes a few months ago it was previously bushmere estate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
New Zealand, Wine Bar, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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This is a first rate restaurant serving excellent, imaginative and reasonably priced food.
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