Governors

48 Hobson Street New Plymouth , New Plymouth 4342, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 4342
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Breakfast Monday-Friday- 6am till 10 am
Breakfast- Saturday-Sunday- 6am till 11am

Lunch 11:30 – 2:00pm Open Thursday to Sunday

Dinner 5:30pm – 9:00pm seven days a week

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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, 22 November 2020

Great food and service Unfortunately there were people dining in the outside Area and were smoking cigarettes which put us off. I assumed that smoking was ban in restaurants. Otherwise again meal was great

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Visited On Saturday, 07 November 2020

Relaxing ambience

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Great staff, beautiful food, really good evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

Outstanding degustation dinner.World class food and service.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

We had a wonderful fine dining experience the only down fall was the food was very small and we did have to order garlic bread as we were still hungry

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Entree was superb. Chicken and leek croquette.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

A group of us went for the recent degustation meal with matched wines. The wines were fantastic and all the food was beautiful and presented beautifully. My only complaint is that for the price I would have expected us to come away feeling like we'd had a full meal. Unfortunately, all of the males in the group went home and had more to eat as they were still hungry. My suggestion would be to have increased the size of one of th main meals such as the lamb or quail, maybe even adding some carbs...

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

Had a really enjoyable evening. The food was excellent, Ralph, our waiter was friendly, efficient and attentive. Would definitely recommend to others. Looking forward to your Christmas afternoon tea event.

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

Great food

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Despite an email reminder staff could not find my reservation, lucky they had a spare table. Food was ok veggies were a little cold. Otherwise not bad. Table service very good. A little expensive $210 for two (starter, main 2 x drinks each). Would return.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

We attended with the Governors High Tea. The atmosphere of the restaurant was fine but the food substandard and not what would be expected of high tea. The even number of sandwiches meant 1 person only got one small 1/4 sandwich. The premise pastry cases and “mock/squirty” cream was very disappointing for the money spent. The mix of vegetarian was inequitable in comparison to others’ offerings, and the option of unlimited tea OR coffee (but not a mixture of both) was laughable for the price paid. Some research is needed to be done as to what constitutes high tea. For $41 I would expect better quality food. I won’t be recommending or returning

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Breakfast buffet is a bit limited, not much food to choose.

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Was a pleasant night for my husband and I. Will be returning again.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

The Ponder Brothers cook off was sensational- food and wine match absolutely world class, would definitely go back

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Service was a bit slow. The watress never told us what the specials were, eg the fish. I had to go up to the bar to ask for more drinks as we were waiting for a looong time for her to come back.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Everything about our dining experience was fantastic. Food was fabulous, and the staff very obliging.

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Visited On Monday, 07 September 2020

Beautiful food.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

We enjoyed Fathers Day Roast What a enjoyable Meal Looking forward to get back to normal hrs with Governors

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

The food was really good my husband enjoyed his food! So happy 😊

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Great food and staff. Would recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Compliments to the chef, both meals were wonderful. The waitress was lovely, friendly and not intrusive.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 August 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed our first experience and was a very special treat for my birthday.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Cheers, thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Recommend the high tea very enjoyable,great food brings back a few memories

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Visited On Monday, 24 August 2020

I had the Chicken dish as this appeared to be the only option Gluten free as per the menu and as I Ceoliac I didn't want to risk trying other options that only appeared to come with Gluten free options. the Chicken was a little dry and bland and when I went to use the Peppers grinder it was empty. Otherwise the overall experience was great, staff were very friendly.

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