A Place in the Sun: Best Al Fresco Dining in Hastings and Havelock North
The Havelock North dining scene continues to trend positively, fuelled recently by its latest addition, St Martha.
Alessandro Buttazzoni is a name possibly familiar to those from Hawke’ Bay, given he is the widely experienced creator of the beloved Alessandro’s Pizza e Pasta...
Havelock North’s Lot 2 is a laid back, unpretentious eatery that starts each day as a café, before transforming into an intimate evening destination.
Tu Meke Don
In a happy marriage of Japanese food and Kiwi vibes, Tu Meke Don is a real family-run business, operating out of the lively Tribune precinct in Hastings.
Craggy Range Restaurant
Family-owned Craggy Range is situated mere moments from Havelock North, nestled between the Tukituki River and the majestic hillside of Te Mata Peak.
Brother. It’s a family-owned business, but the familial concept extends through to customers, staff, suppliers and other local businesses.
Black Barn Bistro
Right from the beginning, it was obvious that the warm north-facing slopes, the stunning outlook and the close proximity to the village of Havelock North meant that Black...
Giant Brewing in Havelock North is the perfect place to gather with a group of mates, celebrate a family occasion and enjoy some excellent local beers.
According to Luke, owner and chief pizza maker at Spooky's Pizzeria in Hastings, pizza has long been one of the best foods in the land.
A consistent favourite on the Havelock North dining scene since 2007, packing big punchy flavours into shared plates, there is a reason Deliciosa is still at the top of its...
What do you get when you combine delicious food + the best cocktails in town + good vibes and atmosphere… it’s Funbuns in the centre of Hastings!
Smith & Sheth
Smith & Sheth is the result of the passion and love of wine of renowned New Zealand Master of Wine Steve Smith and Texas investor Brian Sheth.
A Wine and Food Lover's Guide to Hastings and Havelock North
Brave Brewing Co.
Brave Brewing Co.
Down a cute laneway off Joll Road in Havelock North, a treasure trove of eateries can be found, including Piku, the only Izakaya-style Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar...
Pipi Pizza Café
Wandering around Havelock North, it’s hard to miss the bright fuschia pink facade of the pizza café and local favourite Pipi.
Looking for a neighbourhood restaurant where the vibe is that perfect mix between casual, approachable, yet effortlessly sophisticated? Mary’s in Havelock North fits...
Meet Hastings' Food and Drink Heroes
Hastings is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, with many pockets around the centre seeing new buildings and renovations come to life.
The Common Room on Hastings Heretaunga Street is the best little bar in the bay, with friendly hospitality and banter, live music and comedy nights, and an atmosphere that...
On Heretaunga Street East, concealed behind impressive wooden doors, is the Hastings Distillers’ tasting room, a place you need to visit without delay.
In the heart of Hastings, neighbourhood pasta bar Sazio is driven by the philosophy of “Eat with the people you love. Eat well. Eat often. Eat pasta.”.
Cupple & Ya Bon
A good cup of coffee and the perfect flaky pastry is worth travelling for.
Long Island Delicatessen
Need a bite to eat when you’re on the go? Looking to pack a picnic for lunch? Or searching for somewhere that provides knockout catering? Hastings’ Long Island...
Hawthorne Coffee Roastery & Espresso Bar
Morning coffee places don’t get any better than the Hawthorne Coffee Roastery & Espresso Bar in Havelock North.
Opera Kitchen in Hastings is somewhat of an institution, having been on the dining scene for over 15 years and accumulating a very loyal customer base while also being at...
Exciting developments are happening in Hastings’ inner city, including The Tribune, a heritage revival of what was once office buildings and is now a precinct home to...
Oh My Goodness Speciality Breads
Oh My Goodness is one of those places where you walk through the front doors and instantly sense the care and attention that has gone into creating the business.
Hidden down a laneway on Joll Road in Havelock North, you will come across caffeine superstars Workroom.
Birdwoods Gallery & Café
Birdwoods Gallery & Café is a unique and special place in the heart of rural Havelock North.
Entering Pixie Bowls in Havelock North feels like being transported to the streets of Bondi Beach or Canggu in Bali.