Crawford Road Kitchen

New cafe, bar and restaurant at the Gisborne wine centre, Lunch, dinner platters and bar snacks. Supreme coffee, local and international wines, and beer.


Sip on something sweet with our Watermelon Wine Spritzer! 🍉🍷 But hurry - it's only here while supplies last! 🍹

Photos from Crawford Road Kitchen's post 21/02/2023

⚡️⚡️We are back !!!! ⚡️⚡️
Wednesday 22nd 4pm for Crawford Road delights

This time last week we had no idea what the next days would unfold. So much devastation in so many different ways to so many different people !!! Our thoughts and aroha go out to you all. We have been doing a little to help our own whanau ,finding star link connections to reach family and trying to navigate our next steps. We will be open tomorrow with as many water saving measures as we can. what we will be serving up will a little bit different from normal but We Will make it work!! Thank you to my amazing staff for being patient And going with the flow. We look foward to seeing you all soon and sharing our stories.

Photos from Crawford Road Kitchen's post 04/02/2023

Repost from ~ thank you for such an amazing review on our beloved restaurant, and for coming to visit our beautiful town, Tairāwhiti. We are glad you had an amazing visit!

“Thanks to Amy for accomodating and looking after us this evening. Amazing food and wonderful wines. If you’re near you must visit!! “


⚡️ CLOSED ⚡️ 20.08.22

We are closed this Saturday 20th August for a private function. See you all again Tuesday 3pm 🌻


We're dangling a carrot out there for front of house staff.
Work with us and you get great pay, free staff meals, flexible hours and a positive environment.
Full or part time roles, If you're willing to learn we can guide you to a career in hospitality, if you're a seasoned pro we can give you responsibility and wages to match.
Apply in person to the restaurant or PM with your CV and we'll be in touch.


Just a wee reminder of our current opening hours ✨


Testing something a little new for us…

Friday & Saturday… see you from 3pm 🌸


Weekend reminiscing… 🌴


$5 off our ENTIRE cocktail range.
See you later 🕺🏼


This weeks special….

The sun is back and we are open for business from 2pm Tuesday - Saturday 🌞


TODAY ~ we are open! Come down for an arvo drink or dinner…
Wednesday 21st: 3pm-late
Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd: 11:30am-late
CLOSED: 24th - 28th
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th: 11:30am-late
Friday 31st: 11:30am-2:30pm
CLOSED: January 1st-4th
REOPEN back on January 5th 2pm

Photos from Crawford Road Kitchen's post 10/12/2021

Christmas made easy… but special! 🌲❤️
Introducing CRK Hamper packs - perfect for those who need treating to a special something, but also to the lovers of wine!

Local delivery within city limits and pick up options available up until December 23rd. Simply head to and purchase your hamper through ‘Shop Gifts’ option.

The touch of a personalised message is available, plus your choice of date to receive the hamper.


A damn good cocktail of the week if you ask us…


🍸 Cocktails or cake? 🍰 We can’t decide! But we’re all going to need a few of each…

Open as usual - come down for cocktails.. or cake.. or lunch.. or dinner.. or grazing.. maybe even wine too. Masks unless seated, vaccine passports on entry, and good times only!

Looking forward to sharing this summer with you 🌞🌸


Come and join us for lunch - Thursday, Friday, Saturday (starting this week: 11:30-2:30), open as usual Tuesday - Saturday from 3pm 🥳🥳


Do you want to get away from the ups and downs of tourist hot spots and join us on the sunny side of the island?
As a small family restaurant and cafe operators we like to treat our team like part of the family. We're small enough to be maxed out at level 2 so we need to gear up for the bounce out of lockdown and into summer.
As part of a small team, you will be focused on delivering exceptional service and great coffee to our regular local customer base.
This is reliable work for a reliable, experienced person.


Are you experienced in a fast paced restaurant kitchen? We are a family owned restaurant and treat our team as part of the family too. Seating less than 50 covers we are confident of a solid bounce out of lockdown and want to build up our crew to meet demand.
We are looking for full time cook or 2nd chef, Max 5 days per week.
competitive pay, flexible hours (and plenty of Gizzy surf for yor days off).
must have solid experience in a restaurant kitchen, be quality focused and willing to learn how we like things done.

Crawford Road Kitchen – Harbourside dining, Gisborne, NZ 01/09/2021

The menu you've been waiting for. CRK takeaways for Thurday, Friday and Saturday night. Head to to see what we've got in store.

Crawford Road Kitchen – Harbourside dining, Gisborne, NZ We work hard with our local wineries to support and supplement their cellar door offerings. As such our winelist offers a comprehensive range of wines from the best local producers. For the full Gisborne Wine experience see our Wine sales team at the Gisborne Wine Centre.


Our online store for good local wine is up and running. Free Contactless delivery city wide from Wednesday
Takeaway crk goodness available Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings


Today we went the the beach and made a frog .... tomorrow something else cool and fun. It’s been a crazy year of changing levels and at times adapting what we do but along the way we have had many loyal supporters and an amazing team to help us through and I guess.... we survived! For the next wee while we will be open 3-cl Tuesday to Friday to make some tweeks and do fun and exciting things ... we Thankyou for your patience ❤️❤️❤️

Timeline photos 13/02/2021

Hospitality runs deep at Crawford road kitchen which is why our staff eat the same food as our customers.
If you want to work at the brightest and best restaurant in your town, now is your chance.
You'll be ready to work hard for the team, to do your best work every day and put it customers first and foremost. We'll give you the tools and the crew that you need, feed you great staff meals, pay you great wages and aim to give you shifts that work with your life.
We have vacancies for kitchen and front of house professionals at all levels.
Apply via our page or bring your CV to the restaurant in person.

Photos from Crawford Road Kitchen's post 13/02/2021

Last minute Valentines Day gifts, available until tonight !! Who doesn’t love a discounted wine grab? 💗💗💗 $55 each xx


We Are looking for a line cook, 2nd chef or experience kitchen assistant to join our crew.
Working with our lead chefs you'll be capable of basic line cooking, plating our food to our high standards, prep, cleaning and all the other duties that come with keeping the kitchen flow going.
Ideally you'll have some experience of restaurant cooking, wide good knowledge and a passion for flavours. We pay well for the right people. Full time hours over 5 days (Tuesday to Saturday) with a mix of days and evenings.
Apply online or in person at the restaurant.


Full and part time waitsaff. Experience working in full service restaurant is essential. We are a top paying flexible employer keen to hire the best of the best.
If you want to work in a quality driven environment with like minded professionals we want to hear from you.

Timeline photos 23/12/2020

We're taking the weekend off for family times and relaxing. Back 9am Tuesday.
I'm the mean time we can definitely recommend over in Ballance street. Pizza and beer in the sunshine 👍
Merry Christmas.

Timeline photos 19/12/2020

Xtra Xmas bonus day we are open tomorrow and Tuesday Wednesday for breakfast lunch and dinner from 9am-9pm. Closed 24-28 December to give our small hardworking team a holiday too . Merry Christmas to our fab customers who have stuck by us through a very interesting year! Take care and we will see you all soon. The crk team # # #


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Opening Hours

Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday 4pm - 9pm

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