Governors Eatery + Bar - Novotel New Plymouth Hobson

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Governors Eatery + Bar focuses on regional cuisine that highlights the best local produce from the Taranaki region.

Featuring indoor and outdoor dining areas, Governors is the perfect place to relax with a meal accompanied by a fine New Zealand wine, a specialty cocktail or refreshing beverage.

Come and FEAST with us!

Booking Details:  Mention FEASTival when booking.

For bookings, please call us on 0800Hobson or 06 769 9579 with your preferred time.

FEASTival Menu:

In celebration of Taranaki Restaurant Week, Executive Chef Renae Wetere has prepared a culinary showcase that should be experienced by all.

During restaurant week, Governors Eatery and bar will offer three special dining options, Chef’s invitation, Comilona and House Pours. Explore the details and the menus below.

House Pours:  $20 for two

Experience a snippet of Governors Eatery and Bar with your choice of 2 house pours accompanied by warmed olives and house-made bread.

Comilona… $35 per person

Comilona is a word used in Spanish speaking countries to describe a feast. Prepare for a dining experience with an array of tasty petit plates served simultaneously and designed to be shared. Grab yourself a seat in the bar lounge and create your own meal by choosing 6 plates from the menu. The hardest decision will be what to try first.


Corn soup shots garnished with popcorn

House baked bread with olive oil

pickled and preserved, feta stuffed pepper dews, olives, pickled vege, sundried tomato

Warmed green olives

Crispy pork belly

Himalayan cooked beef

Ceviche with spiced nut crumb

Chef’s dropped berry cheesecake

Belgium chocolate ganache tartlet

Chef’s Invitation:  $79 per person

Chef invites you to experience four courses showcasing six specialty dishes. We welcome you to indulge in this unique dining experience to explore chef’s palate. Your evening will begin with a tasting of carefully selected wines and a full pour of your preferred wine will be served for you to enjoy with your meal. Each of the four courses will be served at your leisure and plated in a style to be shared, allowing each diner to taste all of the dishes on the menu.


Corn Soup garnished with popcorn


Duck breast salad, charred cos, pickled carrot, kawa kawa glaze
Juno Gin house cured salmon, bean puree, cucumber, nori cracker, chef’s sauce

Plat Principal:

Eye fillet seared on Himalayan salt block, potato puree, green beans, mushroom trio jus
Twice cooked pressed pork belly,  parsnip puree, kale, granny smith apple gel


Apple crumble ice cream with saffron floss and sweet soil 

  • Price Point : $20, $35, $50+
  • Location : New Plymouth
  • Steak Comp : Yes
  • Juno Gin - Best Cocktail Competition : Yes
  • Restaurant or Cafe : Restaurant, Cafe