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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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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Great food, loved the lamb shoulder, just fell apart and flavours were spot on, main courses a great size as were the desserts, couldn't fault anything, if you're considering it just book now!

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Ali Brown

Our experience at Governors was amazing! The food was incredible and the service was too! To be honest it was one of the best Steak meals I have had! The serving size was huge, we loved everything about our experience here and will most definitely be back

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Kowhai Teddy

Great tasting food, went out of our comfort zone and tried new dishes and they were beautiful! Service was great too.

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Danelle Jefferies

Lovely atmosphere, beautiful food and great service. What more could u ask for:)

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Excellent service. Great food. Would definitely eat there again!

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Alana Anderson

The food and service was the best my fiancee and I have experienced. Have been recommending to all our friends and family. Absolutely outstanding, thank you.

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it was a very pleasurable experience, food was beautiful and didn't take long from order to table at all - the staff were great,very attentive and friendly...

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From the moment we arrived we were capably looked after by TJ.
The food was yum,yum,yum.
As Arnie said, "we''ll be back!"

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Nice meal and the service was good. Only ones in the restaurant initially as we were first table. More dinners arrived as the evening progressed. There was no time limit for us to be out of our table and the atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed.

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Karina Penfold

The meal was delicious and the service great always a pleasure dining here.

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Shona Barkley

Amazing Food and service will definitely go back!

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Janet Helms

Governors is our Go-to place! WHY? Great service, food and ambiance every time. We SO appreciate being able to tweek our order if need-be! We love taking different friends with us so they too get to be treated so well on an evening out!

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An excellent experience thank you. The bread was delicious as were the main courses, the steak was the best I have had for many years.

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Lydia Corrigan

Fabulous food and great atmosphere!

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Donna Payacda

It was a lovely experience..ambiance is very cozy and people there were so accommodating and the food....how will i say it.?"very yummy" :-)

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Lauralee Frank

Well presented meal.
Great ambiance, love the piano playing in the background.

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Mary P

We had a nice dining experience, being greeted by a lovely host. The staff were excellent. The food was very nice, my fish was great, my husband said his steak was excellent and cooked to perfection. The rocky road desert was impressive. It was a beautiful work of art, but due to the salted caramel sauce lacking any flavour, I am only rating the food overall with 4 stars. There is no 4.5 rating as this would be more appropriate. Thanks, we will definitely dine there again, as it is warm and hospitable.

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Matt Ander

Amazing service and the food was delicious.

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5 star experience for our 3 course special dinner occasion. The venison rack was exceptional.

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tania simpson

Went to Governors to celebreate my Dads birthday. The food was divine, between us we had pork belly, rib eye steak, chicken and fish, every dish was presented beautifully and tasted superb. For desert we had the sorbets, which I definitely would recommend and the cheesecake, which was my husbands favourite. The service is AAAA++++

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Jenni Lindsay

Another lovely evening at Governors Eatery and Bar; the only problem was repeated menu envy!! I had the delicious lamb dish as it had looked so good on someone elses plate last time but the organic chicken looked equally amazing this time ;) So that will be my next meal :) And we ordered the Rocky Road Sphere just to see what it looked like; it looked amazing and tasted even better! The staff, as always, were courteous, attentive and friendly without being over-bearing.

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Wendy Michelle

Loved our meal here...we both had the pumpkin and kumara soup and on recommendation tried the duck salad. My partner loved the duck and I enjoyed the salad. Mains were the venison and Blue Cod. Both delicious. For dessert we had creme brulee and rocky road. Beautifully presented and again delicious. Table service was faultless, friendly and attentive. Thanks Governors, we will be back.

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Sarah Hastie

Delicious food and great service.

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Rachel Barraclough

The food and service was excellent, I had the lamb for a main, it was cooked to perfection, the expresso dessert was amazing too.. I would definitely recommend..

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Bruce Somers

Chicken was tough my wife had to ask for a steak knife.

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Customer Service and atmosphere was absolutely amazing and very catering. The Venice and steak was very delicious and moist, cooked to perfection. My husband really enjoyed the potatoes mash. Thank you for the great time well see you again.

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Jay Paterson

We had delicious entrees and mains laving us with no room for desserts ! No excuse not to take an opportunity to return and experience their full menu another time!

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