Cuisine: A La Carte
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 9 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/governors/

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Governors Eatery & Bar
Location: New Plymouth
Cuisine: A La Carte
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Have long wanted to dine here and certainly wasn’t disappointed. All four of us had fabulous meals with excellent, friendly service (the mulled wine was amazing too). Definitely recommend :)

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Wow, awesome dining experience at Governors Eatery. The service was great. The food was even better. Loved the confit duck croquette. We had the lamb backstrap and slow cooked pork ragu mains and they were sensational. We shared dessert - salted chocolate ganache + baked bread and butter pudding - so delicious. I would highly recommend eating here. Take a full wallet though.

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Overpriced for a lunch menu, small portion size, long waits for food.

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Karina Penfold

We have been here quite a few times and they have changed the menu which didn't have as many good options and maybe the chef as things were not to there usual standard.

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Paula Martin

A very nice, relaxed evening. A lovely meal in a great atmosphere.

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Leah Wells

Stunning looking food!!

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Good food. Good service but the room was cold

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We had a fantastic evening last Friday celebrating our 44th Wedding Anniversary at the Governors Restaurant and thought the friendly service was excellent & was worthy of a special mention. Thank you also to the chief who made a special dessert platter for us, nice touch. Thank you all once again.

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Sandra Street

Fine dining! Food was amazing, service was impeccable. Will definitely be back.

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Amazing food will definitely be going back!! Congrats to the team at Governors, what a great experience.

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Storm Murphy

TJ had great friendly service. Would dine again when the menu changes next!

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Lovely food and service

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Great evening
Very helpful thoughtful staff very nice meal

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Darryl Hodson

Early dinner sitting at 5:30pm, staff were very attentive from the outset. We were surprised by the quality of the food which we were told was a new menu. Delicate flavours, wide selection of meals and styles, but an overarching blanket of quality throughout. Not one disappointing moment or plate. The service remained consistently throughout even as the busy-ness rose with growing numbers. Could do nothing but recommend it heartily.

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Michelle Ross

Was first rate, staff were friendly & very attentive (but not over the top). The waiter even considered the kids (aged 3 & 10). Food was beautiful, both appearance & taste - will definitely dine there again.

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Jeff Poole

Food was amazing. An interesting menu with great use of local produce. The mussel entree was amazing. Food came out in a timely fashion. Service was good but not up to the level of the food. Would recommend Governors.

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We enjoyed the salad and the fish and chips. Very good service but meals are on the $ end. Didn't have much options in the lunch menu.

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Service was good until we found the risotto rice was uncooked and my partner ended up chewing on a strip of plastic from the Pork Ragu. If she had swallowed it she could have choked and a piece of plastic like this would likely have to lodged in her throat and not coughed back up.
We gave them a chance to respond and they offered:an apology, free Ragu (they claimed that was the last of that batch of pork...so who was lucky there) two free deserts but no free risotto (uncooked, which they admitted, and watery).
disappointing and embarrassing.

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Anna Pease

Thanks for the great dinner.

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Helen Rollo

We keep returning to Governors as their food and service is so good!

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Food was great.

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Janice Johnston

There was a slight muck up with payment but they were quick to rectify this. The food was really lovely and sooooo tasty. I can't wait to go back and try something else!!!! Since half the meal was covered, I tried something I had never eaten before and was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

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Sue Broughton

The food was excellent. Service was very good. The only real complaint was the size of the entrees which was very small. Mains and desserts were great.

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Anne Martin

Absolutely delicious birthday meal, my partner and I both ordered steak one medium and one medium rare and they were both cooked to perfection!! The service was great the staff were all well mannered and helpful. I'd definitely love to eat here again. Thank you

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Ali Brown

Impeccable service and gorgeous food! Love love love this place

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Tom Moses

Didn't know what to expect going into a hotel restaurant, but Governors may be our new favourite spot. I am almost reluctant to make this review public as I want it to be our secret. Firstly, the restaurant was fairly quiet but with an excess of staff, so great service fast. The food was incredible, I am still thinking of the crispy chicken almost a week later. I would go back just for this. Overall very recommended.

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Wonderful food and service. Very relaxing- thank you
Gary and Kumari

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Absolutely fantastic food and service. Delicious!! Great kids menu and very welcoming.

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Karina Penfold

Everything was excellent.

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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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