Breakfast | Monday – Friday 6:00am – 10:00am | Weekends & PH 6:00am – 11:00am
Lunch | Thursday – Sunday | 11:30 – 2:00pm
Dinner | Monday – Sunday 5:30pm – 9:00pm
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About Haukai Bistro and Bar
Here at Haukai, we focus on regional cuisine that highlights the best local produce from the Taranaki region.
Our food philosophy is based on: as fresh and local as possible, using the best quality, multicultural ingredients.
Since joining early 2019, our head chef Richard Ponder, has been aiming for a zero waste kitchen with a passion for sustainability.
Our team would like to invite you to an unprecedented culinary experience along with friendly and professional service from the moment you step through our doors.
We hope to see you soon!
Great food, service & atmosphere will dine with again in the near future.
Think you should try a new menu
Absolutely loved dining here. The food was amazing but the staff were fabulous. so friendly , fast and accommodating. Best part of my stay at Novotel was dining here.
Great food and service good. Only concern, is sun coming though windows so lots of glare and very hot at table, as there are no form of blinding in windows. Other than that great place and food.
The food was really good and service was amazing! We were always met with a smile. You have a great front of house team from the lovely ladies who made me coffee and pancakes in the morning (when the machine ran out of mixture) to the waiter this evening who had a lovely manner and very attentive. Thank you.
The waiter was very helpful and friendly. The food was very good.
Great service. Look forward to our next visit
Good choices of food and beverages. Friendly, helpful staff.
Fries were so salty that I only ate a 1/4 of them. Great entree’s but mains very small comparative to price!
A nice meal thank you
Lovely atmosphere and service but meals are over priced for what you get, especially the lamb. Would be great to have some gluten free options on your dessert menu. Bit disappointing and won’t be back unless prices are changed to reflect what you receive.
Excellent meals spoilt by the burnt cremated toast accompanying not 1 but 2 entree dishes..With such good meals coming from the kitchen l don’t know how this happened. Would appear on both occasions the creamed side had been placed on the underside.Not very professional.
We alll had the steak and just loved it although we could have had more mushrooms!!
Great food really enjoyed the starter platter
A stunning Hotel, great service, very helpful staff and the food was excellent.
Housekeeping could be improved. And waiter's knowledge on wines could be improved. Other wise lovely food and i would return
Great service lovely food we will be back
Lovely relaxed dining with very friendly service. Great value for your money. Probably my favourite dining in New Plymouth.
Excellent and thoughtful service.
Awesome service and food. We enjoyed dining in last night
Great food & service,
The High Tea is amazing with plenty of delicious food. A great treat for a girls day out.
We went back to Governors after a very disappointing meal a few months earlier. It is one of the few places in New Plymouth that has a lovely feel and great service. As usual, the service was excellent and it is a nice place to spend a few hours. The meal was much better than the last time but once again a few snags - the usual one is that the dish arriving at the table is not what is described on the menu. Even after raising it with a staff member, I was told I was wrong - only for them to come and apologise later that I was correct. The oil all the seafood was fried in was old and smelt as such - I had to remove all the batter from my fish (and the calamari starter) to be able to eat it. The little salad was dainty, tasty and pretty with little micro greens etc. My partners steak was done to perfection with a lovely stack of potato gratin. I tasted it and it was delicious. Will give them another go. The service will bring us back.
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