Birdwoods Gallery

Birdwoods Gallery, Havelock North: Hours, Address, Birdwoods Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Birdwoods Gallery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Birdwoods Gallery is a very special place in the heart of Hawke's Bay. Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North Village, Birdwoods Gallery and its small companion, the Birdwoods Sweet Shop, are a 'must see' for young and old. Three historic buildings have been relocated to this pretty rural setting and transformed to become a distinctive and enchanting visitor attraction. Enjoy our famous morning or afternoon tea or come for a delicious garden lunch with family or friends. (Lunch bookings recommended). End it off with a delicious real fruit ice-cream from our little Ice Cream Shop (summer time) or an espresso coffee and cake. Birdwoods is a place 'Where Everything has a Story'.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Magics70A
Wellington, New Zealand49 contributions
Lovely
Nov 2021
The shop has some exquisite products and is well laid out. Coffee and a treat in the garden was superb.
Written 21 November 2021
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Cathcam55
Opononi, New Zealand93 contributions
The best meal in a long time
Oct 2021 • Friends
Apart from being in a beautiful rural setting with lovely gardens, the lunch I had here was the most delicious I've eaten in a long, long time. I had the GF vegetarian ravioli - stuffed with pumpkin, in a creamy mushroom sauce and topped with sage and chopped hazelnuts. It was piping hot and a generous portion-size. My dining companions reported their food was also absolutely delicious.
Written 23 October 2021
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Paul K
Christchurch, New Zealand27 contributions
Interesting place to visit.
Oct 2021
There some very interesting sculptures to view and it was great to see the support given to struggling Zimbabweans.

We didn’t have a meal but had coffee and scones. The place was only moderately busy and the coffee arrived reasonably soon and was fine. However, we waited…..and waited ….and waited for our scones to arrive and eventually had to attract the attention of a waitress. First world problem perhaps but when you’re paying top price………..

The explanation given, when we left and we’re paying for our expensive scones was that the kitchen and coffee making departments are separate?
Written 22 October 2021
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Darryn G
Lower Hutt, New Zealand185 contributions
Pricey limited menu
Oct 2021 • Couples
Pleasant enough place, with nice enough cafe food, albeit at the pricey end of the spectrum. A limited menu made for restricted choices.
Written 19 October 2021
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Blake H
1 contribution
Amazing
Oct 2021 • Family
Excellent service with great food, gutted the hot girl Georgia didn’t serve me. Bring that girl back.
Written 16 October 2021
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suegri
Wellington, New Zealand46 contributions
Beautiful day at a great spot
Oct 2021
Had a family lunch here - what a delightful spot! Ravioli was super tasty, kids loved the garden and the sweet shop
Written 3 October 2021
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Sue
3 contributions
Need to update the menu to adjust to a changing world.
Jul 2021
Lovely place to visit but absolutely no vegan options on the cafe menu. The world is changing and more people are looking for vegan options so to have at least one offering on the menu would be a good start.
Written 27 September 2021
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You are absolutely right - we do need more vegan options and our chef has been working on our new summer menu to be more inclusive. Currently we have a small menu, and we do have a mixed winter/summer salad that can be vegan, along with one cake choice full of nuts, coconut oil and cacao which we have specially made for us and I apologise if our staff did not let you know more details on these options if you asked. Next time will be better! Thank you for the reminder and do visit again. Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 2 October 2021
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532wayner
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions
Children's Paradise.
Jul 2021
Family fun for all but especially for children with the playground, the duck pond and the lolly shop that had to be visited twice.
Written 26 July 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 2 October 2021
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GillianandMike
Hastings, New Zealand26 contributions
Great food and ambiance
May 2021
Birdwoods Gallery is a lovely place to visit. Gorgeous food and great staff. The gift shop is wonderful and you are sure to find some lovely gift for a friend or family member. The outside area is really nice for adults, children and dogs. Highly recommend.
Written 17 July 2021
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Thank you for your high recommendation - it is always greatly appreciated. Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 2 October 2021
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sueblue45
Auckland Central, New Zealand49 contributions
What a fantastic place!
Jul 2021
We would not have known about Birdwoods without the recommendation from Viv, our wine tasting guide at Mission Estate.
It is a beautiful place. We enjoyed brunch, browsing (and spending money!) in the gallery, roaming through the sculpture garden and ~ of course ~ buying some treats at the sweet shop.
The whole experience was wonderful.
We will return!
Written 6 July 2021
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Thank you Viv for the recommendation - we are pleased we did not disappoint. Thank you for review us so nicely. Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 2 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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