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Governors

48 Hobson Street New Plymouth , New Plymouth 4342, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 4342
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Breakfast: 6am – 10am
Lunch: 11am - 3 pm
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm.

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  • Disabled Access

About Governors

Governors Eatery + Bar is flooded with natural light from its large, street facing windows and focusses on regional cuisine that highlights the best local produce from the Taranaki region. Featuring indoor and outdoor dining areas, Governors is the perfect place to relax with a meal accompanied by a fine New Zealand wine, a specialty cocktail or refreshing beverage.

Our Governors team would like to invite you to an unprecedented culinary experience and a true New Zealand service from the moment you step into the restaurant or bar.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Fantastic service truly perfect and as for the food it was cooked to perfection and presentation was outstanding . I had the perfect day with my mother and my family What a great atmosphere Thank you very much for making our day truly special

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Divine evening that we thoroughly enjoyed

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Meals were on the small side. Chicken was dry and no sauce. No one asked us how our meals were.

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

First class dining experience!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

Unfortunately our experience this time was not as good as the last few times we have been. The menu has changed and although the food was ok, it has lost the wow factor and the sizes are much smaller. I don't think I will be going back in a hurry

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Hi Joanah, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience this time with us, we have altered the menu slightly now so we hope to see you again soon.

Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Friday, 06 April 2018

We were out for a special occasion. We noticed that a lot of other diners were very casually dressed which did surprise us.

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Thank you for your review we look forward to seeing you soon.

Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 21 March 2018

My family recently went to Governors to celebrate my birthday and had a great time! We were nervous, to begin with, as we had to take our 13-month-old son with us- no babysitter available. However, Governors surprised us, made a high chair available and he behaved all night. We would definitely go back as they were so accommodating, but maybe child-free next time :)

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Hi There Thank you so much for your great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Monday, 12 March 2018

We had a fabulous evening and the food was absolutely delicious. Thank you

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Thank you for the great feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Great place to dine, everything was very nice.

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Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 01 March 2018

Excellent service, nice flavours.

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Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 18 February 2018

We go here often and it never disappoints, food is delicious.

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Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 15 February 2018

Best meal in New Plymouth great attentive service can’t praise enough keep up the excellent work

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Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 10 February 2018

We took our out of town visitors to Governors on Saturday and they were suitably impressed , from the moment we arrived and were warmly greeted to our wonderful table waiter the evening went well , the only comment was the noise in the restaurant was very loud and it made it very hard to have a conversation BUT the Meal was absolutely beautiful .

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Thank you for taking the time to leave such great feedback, it can get a little noisy sometimes with all the hussle and bussle but we love it when its busy! we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Wonderful service by a bright and bubbly waitress. The food was great especially those dumplings and the sauce was soo yummy. Dessert is always a highlight and the white chocolate sphere just topped off my meal perfectly

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Thank you for your great feedback, the sphere is very popular! we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Friday, 26 January 2018

A very enjoyable evening

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Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Fabulous meal and good service

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Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Super service and great meal as always

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Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Monday, 22 January 2018

Great food, service and great value booking through first table. Will definitely be back it was a great meal. Thank you

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Responded On Friday, 27 April 2018
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Visited On Monday, 15 January 2018

I have never booked a restaurant online before but could not find Novatell Hotel in phone book.So Googled searched it.It was easy to book for the lunch and it told us we were booked in.I had told staff it was our 41 Wedding Anniversary when booked.Staff were attentive and all the food was great.She said they wood do special treat for our pudding to celebrate our anniversary.When we went to pay the pudding was free which I was not expecting.Also since we were local she gave us a card to use next time we dined at Novatel-which gives us 25% off next time.We really enjoyed our dining experience.The waitress was great-Sorry I can not remember her name.

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Hi Diana, Happy anniversary and thank you for coming to spend it with us, I am glad your enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Responded On Saturday, 20 January 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 13 January 2018

A large group - 35 guests all enjoyed their menu choice and the service throughout the evening was fab all round.

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Hi Lorraine, Thank you for choosing us to bring your group to dine, I am glad you all enjoyed your meals, and thank you for leaving such a great review.

Responded On Saturday, 20 January 2018
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Visited On Friday, 12 January 2018

Still took more than 30 minutes for a basic chicken salad, which was not as advertised and a sandwich, which was also not as advertised. Pretty dissatisfying experience for a New hotel restaurant.

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Hi Tiffany, I am sorry your experience was dissatisfying, we are changing our menu next month so I hope you come in and check it out.

Responded On Saturday, 20 January 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 11 January 2018

Lovely customer service and food

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Thank you for the lovely review.

Responded On Saturday, 20 January 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 06 January 2018

Filet Mignon was nice with plenty of sauce but thought the steak was a little small. Creme Brulet was outstanding probably the best desert we’ve had anywhere and generous serving. Service was friendly and efficient and overall a very enjoyable experience, will definitely be back.

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Hi There, Thank you for leaving such a great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon..... for more brulee!

Responded On Saturday, 20 January 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 03 January 2018

Wonderful dinner all three courses were enjoyed by all in our group

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Hi Jo, Thank you for your great review, I am glad you group enjoyed the meals!

Responded On Saturday, 20 January 2018
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Visited On Monday, 25 December 2017

A well organised and controlled Christmas lunch. My only gripe, it would be nice to enjoy a restaurant without parents who think they can take their children anywhere and who show no respect for other diners and generally intrude on that experience.

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