Gover St Bistro is a French inspired eatery and lounge delivering a quality dining experience in the heart of New Plymouth. Get comfortable in the lounge with world class food and wine.

Gover Street Bistro has set out to create a unique and beautiful environment for you to relax and enjoy. Hospitality is our passion and we continually strive to stay true to our hunger for great food and beverage. We work hard in partnership with our suppliers in the belief of provenance and sharing a menu that is seasonal and sustainable. We are committed to delivering a unique hospitality experience. We created a space for you to feel relaxed and connected to your food and its origin.

We love what we do and hope you can share in our vision sometime soon. Find us #AtTheState—the State Hotel corner on Gover St and Devon St East. 

Private Functions

We have spaces available for Private Functions, Dinner Parties, Long Lunches & Cocktail events. We can accomodate meetings, seminars, training events and product launches. We have a data ready screen in our function room. We will work with you and your budget to design a menu that suits your tastes, whether you prefer a shared banquet, set menu or canapés. Please use the button below to enquire.

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25th March 3:36pm

Our exceptional dining and function spaces can be utilised for whatever you need. Our staff can provide you with a range of options to suit any occasion. Catering to any size group.

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We recommend bookings for Friday lunch and weekend dinner. Please book via our online booking system. For groups of 9 or more please contact the restaurant directly so we can ensure your comfort and the needs of your group can be accommodated. We look forward to welcoming you to Gover St Bistro, New Plymouth.


We endeavour to do things the right way at Gover St Bistro. We do it because we want to – it’s the kind of business we insist on being, not because its trendy or cool but because it is important to us, our team, and you our customers. We want a business we can be proud of – whether that’s making sure the food we serve is as good as possible, that the animals lived a decent life, or that everyone who works with us enjoys what they do.

We carefully select all producers and suppliers with the commitment to assisting them in their businesses. We love what we do and flavour on the plate and in the glass is paramount to our philosophy. We enjoy researching, tasting and putting our bodies on the line so you can enjoy the best of what we believe is available.

Our core values for doing business together

  • We applaud making a financial contribution to society, our people and our communities. We make the world a better place.
  • We do the right things the right way.
  • Good business starts with the business of looking after ourselves and each other.
  • We don’t dodge the truth.
  • Our words mirror our actions.
  • Our hospitality is thoughtful, gracious and personable.
  • This year is our best year yet. Next year is better; better in every way—empowered teams and loyal customers.
  • We are empathetic. We have mettle. We take ownership for the ups and for the downs. We don’t pass blame; we approach every result as a challenge to grow. We’re never too proud to change tact.