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St Martha

The bright and beautiful counter at St Martha In Havelock North.
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The Havelock North dining scene continues to trend positively, fuelled recently by its latest addition, St Martha.

Bambina Pizzeria

A close up of a delicious looking pizza in a blue box.
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Alessandro Buttazzoni is a name possibly familiar to those from Hawke’s Bay, given he is the widely experienced creator of the beloved Alessandro’s Pizza e Pasta...

Lot 2

The bright interior of Lot 2 cafe in Havelock North.
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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

A birdseye view of boxes of delicious looking sushi.
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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

A man and woman sitting at table with beautiful plates of food.
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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

A brightly lit cafe interior in Havelock North.
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Brother. It’s a family-owned business, but the familial concept extends through to customers, staff, suppliers and other local businesses.

Black Barn Bistro

Two black barns outside in a sunny day.
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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...

Long Island Delicatessen

The green counter inside Long Island Delicatessen with a backdrop of a flamingo painted on the wall.
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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...

Oh My Goodness Speciality Breads

The beautiful green and wood counter area inside Oh My Goodness in Hastings.
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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.

Kindred Road

The interior of Kindred Road in Hastings.
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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...

Sazio

Two chefs working inside the open kitchen at Sazio in Hastings.
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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.”.

Workroom

Customers sitting at high black tables inside the cafe.
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Hidden down a laneway on Joll Road in Havelock North, you will come across caffeine superstars Workroom.

Funbuns

The colourful, Asian-inspired interior of FunBuns in Hastings.
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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! 

Spooky’s Pizzeria

A fun looking menu surrounded by illustrated ghosts on a wall at Spooky's Hastings.
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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.

Brave Brewing Co.

The corner of Brave Brewing which features a shop, kitchen and dining area.
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Brave Brewing Co.

Birdwoods Gallery & Café

The eclectic interior of Birdwoods Gallery in Hastings.
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Birdwoods Gallery & Café is a unique and special place in the heart of rural Havelock North.

Piku

Fluorescent light display set against a brick wall.
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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...

Smith & Sheth

The beautiful, dimly lit space of Smith and Sheth.
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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.

Pixie Bowls

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Entering Pixie Bowls in Havelock North feels like being transported to the streets of Bondi Beach or Canggu in Bali.

Opera Kitchen

The empty seating area and counter inside Opera Kitchen.
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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...

Mary's

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Looking for a neighbourhood restaurant where the vibe is that perfect mix between casual, approachable, yet effortlessly sophisticated? Mary’s in Havelock North fits...

Cellar 495

The empty restaurant at Cellar 495.
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Hastings is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, with many pockets around the centre seeing new buildings and renovations come to life.

Deliciosa

A staff member working behind a bright lit bar at Deliciosa.
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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...

Pipi Pizza Café

A flatly of pizza and wine on a pink table at Pipis Havelock North.
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Wandering around Havelock North, it’s hard to miss the bright fuschia pink facade of the pizza café and local favourite Pipi.

Common Room

A massive sign that says 'Bar' inside Common Room in Hastings.
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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...

Giant Brewing

Customers dining inside the large open pace of Giant Brewing in Havelock North.
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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.

Hastings Distillers

The dark interior of Hastings Distillers with walls painted a deep blue.
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On Heretaunga Street East, concealed behind impressive wooden doors, is the Hastings Distillers’ tasting room, a place you need to visit without delay.