Where to Eat in Hastings: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 8, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Discover the best restaurant in Hastings, New Zealand including Bay Espresso - Karamu Road, St. Georges Restaurant, Te Awa Winery Restaurant & Cellar Door, Thai Silk Restaurant, Off The Track, Pipi Cafe, Deliciosa Restaurant, Cafe Anatolia, Taste Cornucopia Organic Cafe, Ten Twenty Four
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1. Bay Espresso - Karamu Road

141 Karamu Road, Hastings 4201, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 6-876 5682
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Bay Espresso - Karamu Road

Reviewed By Bryan B - Auckland Central, New Zealand

One of the enjoyable things about visiting Hawkes Bay is drinking Bay Espresso coffee. This is roasted locally and comes in a variety of styles. This café is a great advertisement for this and offers an amazing range of their coffee. The cafe food is a good mix with menu and cabinet to boot. Well worth dropping by as you travel between wineries.

2. St. Georges Restaurant

452 St Georges Road | South, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +64 6-877 5356
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

St. Georges Restaurant

At St George's, the majority of our ingredients are organic, grown on-site and hand-picked by our award-winning head chef Francky Godinho.The menu is then created to produce elegant and colourful dishes using the best our garden has to offer.Francky delivers clean, precise and intense dishes with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique.

Reviewed By nick a - Napier, New Zealand

My wife and i unusually had the same meal this time. Rib eye fillet with a medley of vegetables side. Medium rare. This was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten and a perfect size for a good lunch. Topped with delicious vegetables and in a nice light sauce. The medley of vegetables came with a light coating a bit like dukkah and this was the nicest side of vegetables I have ever eaten. Vegetables are from the restaurant garden. Service was top notch. The only thing that lets st George down is the slightly confused decor but it's nice not awkward. We didn't have desert but the table next to us did and they look divine. I ended with a flat white and it was nice and strong. I will come back for sure and will pass a lot of other restaurants on the way to do so.

3. Te Awa Winery Restaurant & Cellar Door

2375 State Highway 50, Hastings 4175, New Zealand Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch HK$8 +64 6-879 7602
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Te Awa Winery Restaurant & Cellar Door

We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and memorable Hawkes Bay dining experience. Our menu provides a taste sensation of local produce with a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern leaning. The dishes are designed for sharing and can be enjoyed with the premium Te Awa Collection wines. Set amongst the lush vineyard backdrop, nestled in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels wine growing region, it is a must visit dining destination.

Reviewed By shontie - Napier, New Zealand

We recently held our wedding at this venue the staff and especially Lisa the Maître D and Bex the events manager made for a stress free evening. The food was prompt and delicious. The service was impeccable. Everything went to plan and I would highly recommend this venue to up coming Brides.

4. Thai Silk Restaurant

601 Karamu Road North, Hastings 4122, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +64 6-878 3718
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 137 reviews

Thai Silk Restaurant

Reviewed By Alison H - Havelock North, New Zealand

We had an early dinner at Thai Silk recently. We chose the banquet without dessert and we were highly impressed and very well satisfied. Each dish seemed more delicious than the last, although the red curry was the stand out. Very accomplished serving staff and super clean and nicely decorated surroundings. We will definitely be back for more and would recommend to anyone looking for value for money, delicious Thai in Hastings.

5. Off The Track

114 Havelock Rd | Havelock North, Hastings 4122, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$314 +64 6-877 0008
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 518 reviews

Off The Track

Off The Track - The regions best Havelock North Restaurant & Licensed Café - is the perfect retreat for a casual meal, a drink with friends or a delicious coffee. We offer a wide range of dishes to suit all tastes and budgets – including our ever popular breakfast menu, starters and snacks for smaller appetites and a just for kids menu.

Reviewed By Rachieonstage

We stopped in here after visiting the beautiful Te Mata peak for some lunch. We sat outside and enjoyed the stunning view, the service was excellent and the food was really good! The menu has excellent choice, I had the vegetable fritters which were amazing. Our group also sampled the bacon and cheese burger and Caesar salad. Great portion sizes and all excellent. Coffees were also wonderful!

6. Pipi Cafe

16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +64 6-877 8993
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 366 reviews

Pipi Cafe

Pipi is all about you the customer we don’t mind if you come in your muddy gumboots or your Gucci stilettos, or if you drink Bollinger with your pizza or house red. We are very lucky in Hawkes Bay to be surrounded by wonderful produce and wine and our menu very much reflects this, where possible everything is local and organic. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but we do take what we do very seriously. Using the best freshest ingredients and cooking them to best bring out their natural flavours. Pipi was born out of my love of my children and food and now 15 years later this has not changed at all and is still at the heart of everything we do.

Reviewed By kolleyflower - Wallingford, United Kingdom

Had the pleasure of eating here several times. We loved everything. Pizzas are exceptional- thin crispy base with a heap of choices for toppings. fresh fig, bacon and blue cheese- amazing!! Gnocchi - beautifully soft and great texture. Perfectly cooked steak - with the best mash I’ve had in a long time. And the desserts- oh my!! Tiramisu to die for!! And the sticky date pudding! Make sure you leave room atleast to share something.
What makes this place unique is the vibe and style. Very informal and relaxed. If you are in a hurry consider placing your order before you arrive?? Otherwise have enough time to fully enjoy this cool dining experience!
Staff lovely and friendly too.

7. Deliciosa Restaurant

21 Napier Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, New Zealand, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$86 - HK$181 +64 6-877 6031
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

Deliciosa Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of Havelock North, Deliciosa is the perfect place to come together. We offer a casual environment for drinks, tapas, a la carte dining plus have unique spaces to gather your favourite people and celebrate that special occasion. Year after year we win the regions Outstanding Beverage List with a carefully curated selection of local and international wines, including Coravin, an ever changing craft beer and cider list, and an evolving spirits selection. Our food has bags of flavour, generosity at its heart designed to share with a group of friends. Traditionally with a Mediterranean feel, Deliciosa has evolved to encompass a wide range of cuisines to cater to all tastes. We look forward to seeing you.

Reviewed By hbbloke

Visited here for a work function so got to try a variety of different dishes. We settled on the $45/person menu giving us 10 different dishes. The food was outstanding & the waitress really looked after us. Drinks are quite pricey here but after all, it IS an upmarket restaurant & quality is definitely guaranteed.

8. Cafe Anatolia

111 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +64 6-870 3307
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Cafe Anatolia

Reviewed By teepee979 - Hastings, New Zealand

Absolutely enjoyed this turkish food. Large helpings and comfortable Seating turkish style.I would want to go back any time and I have recommended it to my friends. My son took me there for my birthday he could not have given me a nicer present.

9. Taste Cornucopia Organic Cafe

219 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$173 +64 6-878 8730
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Taste Cornucopia Organic Cafe

Taste Cornucopia is our intimate, organic eatery in the heart of Hastings. Everything made on site - from bread to ice cream to Taste's very own marshmallows. Families are more than welcome and we have a special kids menu and play area. We offer a wide range of cabinet and menu food, from a muffin and a coffee to the old school eggs Benedict.

Reviewed By servicecounts-az - Hastings, New Zealand

Great choices from healthy salads to sweet delights. Excellent coffee and excellent, friendly and very helpful service too. Really love the atmosphere here; great place to catch up with friends.

10. Ten Twenty Four

1024 Pakowhai Rd, Hastings 4120, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night +64 6-870 6440
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 297 reviews

Ten Twenty Four

Kent Baddely is the owner/chef. Using local fresh produce his creations are outstanding in flavour, technique and presentation.

Reviewed By toscie - Auckland, NZ

My husband and I were gifted a voucher for this restaurant to use on our visit to Hawkes Bay. We had been told that it was a bit quirky, but very good.
That description turn d out to be perfect!
The restaurant itself leaves a little to be desired - we sat out in the tired courtyard that could use a loving touch.
We were greeted enthusiastically and received a lot of attention - our glasses were continually filled and we were asked if we were enjoying our food.
The food was amazing!! It’s a three course meal (plus additional welcome dish at the start) all designed by the chef. It was refreshing to have such a great menu brought to us without having to make any decisions. All three dishes were delicious, and we walked away feeling impressed, content and happy.
Definitely recommend to all - but be aware if you are a picky eater you may have to expand your palate.

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