Cuisine: A La Carte
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 10 restaurants in Taranaki

Located on the corner of Hobson and Leach Streets, Governors is the restaurant and bar attached to the Novotel Hobson Hotel in New Plymouth.

Whilst living up to the international standards you’d expect from this global brand, the chefs have focussed on regional cuisine showcasing the very best fresh produce from the Taranaki area. Enjoy tasty New Zealand dishes from the al a carte menu.

The eatery boasts outdoor and indoor seating; large windows let sunlight flood in, making it a bright and sunny spot for an early evening meal any time of year. Coupled with a relaxing atmosphere and a well-stocked range of beers and New Zealand wines, Governors Eatery and Bar is a great place to enjoy local cuisine in New Plymouth.

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Governors Eatery & Bar
48 Hobson Street
New Plymouth 4312

Open Hours:
Breakfast from 5am – 10am
Lunch from 11am to 3 pm
Dinner from 6pm till 10pm.

Phone: +64 6 769 9579
Website: www.hobsonhotel.co.nz

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Ranked: #1 of 10 restaurants in Taranaki 1
Governors Eatery & Bar
Location: New Plymouth
Cuisine: A La Carte
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Heather Stewart

I've been to Governors quite afew times and this was the absolute best ever. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was outstanding. We all had generous portions and everything was cooked to perfection. Sentational dinning experience, we will be back again & again and will be telling all our friends. THANK YOU GOVERNORS and FIRST TABLE

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Janis Little

The dessert of Coffee Brulee was absolutely wonderful.

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Sandra Sole

We were there for our 37th wedding anniversary
The service and food was outstanding.
Will definitely dine at Governors again

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Whenua Capon

Great food, great atmosphere. Had a ball. Will be back. Thanks!

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Nice meal, excellent service

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Staff were really nice and informative. We all enjoyed our food except the chicken wasn't on par like the lamb or steak was. Variety on menu was great we tried a little bit of everything. Love the atmosphere and decor of the place. Would definitely recommend

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Sally Marsden-Thomas

Great service and food!

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Naomi Wilson

For two people in our group of four it was their first time at Governors but I'm sure won't be the last. Everything about the evening was top notch, - from the warm greeting on arrival to the superb table service (always with a smile) and the food was exceptional. We were all very impressed with our meals - cooked to perfection. A truly memorable experience.

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Amy Cade

Amazing food and service can’t wait to go back again

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Dave Gallie

A lovely lunch! Food & service were exceptional & we had a delightful unhurried couple of hours chatting & enjoying the whole experience. Thank you!

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Rhonda Miles

A great lunch. Dietary requirements understood and easily catered for. Looking forward to going again!

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Three different foodchoices from us and all were beautifully presented and were really yum. We will be back.

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Janet Helms

ALWAYS a great night out across the board. Excellent food, service and ambience! We'll be back!

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Amazing food, good portion size and great service from friendly staff

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Daisy Capon

I am a foodie! I know what is good and I know what isn't good. But our experience at Governors was 10/10. The best I have had in a long time! As soon as we walked in we were greeted with a lovely smile and taken to our seat, We ordered some yummy cocktails and had some complimentary olives, they were delicious. When our mains came out the presentation was just emaculate. Everything was perfect right down to the last detail. Our steak was cooked medium rare. We couldn't fault anything. We will definitely be back and we will recommend you to all our family and friends. Thanks

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Excellent experience, we all loved our meals, the service was just right, attentive but not invasive, the ambience was great with the Friday night music

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Clive Oates

Family Mel for four. All meals were beautifully presented and tasted lovely. The dough dough for starters was amazing- the best we've had for a long time. Desserts were stunning as usual.

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Good at Governors was Devine
Highly recommend it and certainly fantastic at half price
Service great too

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Excellent food and service

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Beatrice Eccles

Every thing was just perfect! The dining experience the waitress, who was extremely helpful and accommodating. The food was just to die for. We went there for a birthday lunch and it was just the tip of the iceberg.
Will be back there again and again and again! Thanks so much for the wonderful food!

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Helen Rollo

Great dinning experience! Wonderful consistent service provided and we enjoyed the atmosphere. My fish was a little over cooked but everything else was perfect.

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steven george

Excellent as always

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Great evening! Food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. Service was great - Thanks Sonny!

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A lovely relaxed lunch on Saturday with friends to celebrate joint birthdays! Beautiful entrees, the presentation of the cauliflower balls was gorgeous. Hubby had the fried chicken & I tried it, yummy! Mains were all deemed to be delicious but I have to admit that my chicken ballotione was dry as a bone & very seriously overcooked with no flavour left ,so that was disappointing. Others had the market fish, beef cheek burger & gnocchi & they all liked them very much.
Service hit & miss, our cutlery was plonked in front of us on a plate & we had to set it ourselves, plus lots of things were dropped & the waitress apologised & said she was tired! Oh well, we all have bad days :-)
Thanks Governors, overall we loved our lunch & will definitely be back!

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Amazing service. Delicious food.

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Amazing meal and fantastic service, highly recommend!

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Carletta Maca

High standard of food. The meal was enjoyed. Venison was delicious though cooked to close to well done. No interest in considering options for a vegetarian who was GF. Was told to have side dishes. Rocky road Sphere was lovely very rich.

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Janet Helms

Once again an amazing experience in every level! Many thanks.

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Enjoyed the lunch experience- certainly will repeat it. Thank you

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Joy Josephs

Great service and really good food.

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It was a nice dinner, the entree (salmon) and the main (pork belly) was a little bit too salty, but the venison and the coffee creme brûlée was delicious!

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Chris Lee

Very pleasant surroundings and tasty meal

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Jenni Lindsay

We keep returning to this lovely restaurant; it is always a very pleasant dining experience with great food and service and the atmosphere makes for a most enjoyable evening. Thanks again everyone.

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Great service, great food.

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Nice reserved table and the food and service was great. We would dine here again.

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The service was great and the food excellent. Just enough to not feel full. Lovely spot definitely recommend it

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Awesome lunch definitely will visit again.

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Bruce Somers

Had a fantastic meal the steak and the pork belly just melted in our mouths. The service was great we completed both Chefs and service. We certainly will be back.

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Phillippa Thompson

A+++++. From the staff to the food everything was perfect! If you havent been to Governors you need to ASAP

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Carolyn Ravek

Fantastic service and the food was delicious. My friends thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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Paula Eaton

Excellent food, great setting

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Genevieve Schrider

We went for our 1st Wedding Anniversary and I am so happy we chose to come to Governor's.

The service from the moment we walked in the door was amazing! Staff were very attentive!

The food.... well all I can say is A+ 10/10 from us! We have already recommended to our friends that they need to go to Governor's. The Pork Belly was so yum! We finished off with a dessert each and I had the Rocky Road - it was perfect!

Cant wait to come back! Have already suggested to Hubby we come back for my birthday next week!

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Emily Dennis Dennis-Bishop

The food was divine. We had pork belly, lamb and venison, every dish was presented beautifully and tasted superb. Definitely recommend!!

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Cherie Ryan

Enjoyable

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Amber Kendall

All in all first table was an experience worth doing again but personally I wouldn’t go to Governors Resturant again for lunch. We were the only ones there but felt like one of the wait staff girls would get to us when she could be bothered. In the end another girl served us and she was lovely. We were told there was only two fish serves left and no chicken. This didn’t leave many options. The beef cheek burger was very simple and fell to bits when picked up, it also had massive peppercorns in it. The Gnocchi was a very small serve and not very flavoursome. There were only two boring dessert options on the lunch menu also. But hey, I’m sure there are people who would like their menu and food, just not what we expected.

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Jennifer Lina

Exceptional dining experience - thanks to our waiters and chefs. We will be back.

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Holly Hagenson

Lovely food and great service. Really nice dining experience!

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Superb food and service as usual

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The food was amazing, really enjoyed our meal.
One of the servers (blonde woman) was incredible, unfortunately the others let her down a little, but overall it was a fantastic experience

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Jenni Lindsay

Another excellent and very enjoyable evening at Governors; we went with friends this time and they also thought it was a lovely place to eat. We all very much enjoyed our meals, the lamb is amazing!, the vegetables beautifully presented and delicious. Desserts divine :) Thanks to the very attentive and courteous staff. Compliments to the chef :)

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