Havelock North Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Havelock North

April 7, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Havelock North is a suburb of Hastings, New Zealand, in the North Island's Hawke's Bay district. It was a borough for many years until the 1989 reorganisation of local government saw it merged into the new Hastings District, and it is now administered by the Hastings District Council. Areas within Havelock North include Anderson Park, Iona, Havelock North Central, Te Mata and Te Mata Hills, according to the census units of Statistics NZ.
Things to do in Havelock North

1. 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.

2. Terroir Restaurant

253 Waimarama Road | Craggy Range Vineyard, Havelock North 4294, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +64 6-873 0143
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 397 reviews

Terroir Restaurant

Reviewed By Ranipuss - Launceston, Australia

You expect this wine region to have wonderful winery-restaurants but this one takes it to a whole new level. The building itself is beautiful, and the the tuna dishes and the eye fillet were perfect - as were the desserts. This will now be added to our yearly visit list.

3. Jackson's Bakery & Cafe

15 Middle Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$8
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Jackson's Bakery & Cafe

Reviewed By Michael H

As a visitor to Havelock North there is nothing nicer than to be greeted by friendly staff, the smell of freshly baked food and 'confronted' with a hugely wide wide of yummy food.
The eight year old hovered 3 mini mince pies, giving them an A+++ rating, this bakery is award winning for a reason - loved it!

4. 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!

5. Black Barn Bistro

Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$259 - HK$283 +64 6-877 7985
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 452 reviews

Black Barn Bistro

Open for lunches 7 days and dinner Wednesday to Saturday, Black Barn Bistro is the perfect place to spend an hour or two absorbing the atmosphere of Wine Country. It is in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by vines and a table on the large generous veranda lets you look right out across the region. In warmer weather a courtyard covered by a canopy of grapes is also a perfect place to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. The restaurant menu is light, fresh and delicious. There is an emphasis on freshly grown Hawkes Bay produce, the selection changes with the seasons. The bistro is available for private functions, evening and during the day, it is also the perfect venue for a very limited number of weddings, for bookings or enquiries please give us a call.

Reviewed By kiwi_travels_10 - Auckland

We visited Black Barn twice during our 5 day stay in Hawkes Bay - first for dinner. The food was outstanding, fresh and delicious combinations beautifully presented. We enjoyed 3 courses each and the entree and dessert were the best of our trip, with the main coming a close second. The second visit was for a wine tasting, the lady who served us was knowledgeable, bubbly and personable, and set the bar high for the rest of our cycle tour! Beautiful setting, would come back again to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner under the vines.

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. Starlake Thai

Village Court Shop 18 Te Mata Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options Dinner +64 6-877 8383
Excellent
42%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Starlake Thai

Reviewed By Antarisha - Hastings

Came with a group of work colleagues on a Wednesday night. Friendly service.
Everyone enjoyed their meal. I found the mushroom entre a little pricey for a few deep fried mushrooms.
Ginger vegetables were very nice though you pay additional for rice.
Owner engages with regulars very well. Obviously a favourite for many in the "village".

8. 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.

9. Hawthorne Coffee

23, Napier Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast +64 6-877 1113
Excellent
54%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Hawthorne Coffee

Espresso bar and coffee roastery.

Reviewed By Grant N - Havelock North, New Zealand

Stopped for a coffee while wandering around the village. Quite busy but found an outside table. One of our party is a coffee aficionado and criticises all coffees - hard to please. However, he felt it was okay and the rest of us were quite happy with our choices. The place is small and they roast on the premises. We've seen that process and they certainly know what they're doing. The food is slightly more expensive than some other places but usually very good. Staff are friendly although can be a bit offhand when it's really busy (understandably). Overall worth a visit

10. Rush Munro's

704 Heretaunga Street West | West, Hastings 4120, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible New Zealand +64 6-873 9050
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Rush Munro's

We stopped at Rush Munro's for ice cream during a recent visit to Hawke's Bay area, great stop should be reviewed for TA visitors.

Reviewed By Julie M - Wellington, New Zealand

This was our first stop on my first visit to Napier, the day after we got engaged, 55 years ago. We return every so often to enjoy the same delicious hokey pokey ice cream atop the freshest, crunchiest cone. Yummmm! There is a good dose of hokey pokey in the icecream too. The premises seem the same, the icecream certainly is. Just the best in New Zealand if not the world!

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