Marina Restaurant

French in Gisborne

One of Gisborne's best restaurants, the Marina offers casual bistro-style lunches and formal fine-dining dinners, all with a Gallic accent. The building itself is lovely – an old white weatherboard boathouse by the river, with lofty ceilings, white linens and balloon-like wine glasses. You'll also find Marina at the weekly Gisborne Farmers Market serving up take-home treats on a Saturday morning.

The two- or three-course lunches ($28/35) are good value.