The Works


Hours: MON - SAT, 10 AM – LATE SUN, 10 AM – 2:30 PM

Phone: (06) 868 9699

Rich in heritage and abundant in local produce, situated in the inner harbor, The Works is a gathering place celebrating Gisborne’s finest.


The only remaining portion of the original Kaiti Freezing Works, the brick building was once a sausage making factory and later a dry store, while upstairs was the carpenters’ workshop. The building is woven into local folklore with almost everyone in Gisborne knowing someone who used to work there and is a slice of Gisborne history preserved for everyone to see and be a part of. The freezing works used to be famed for having the largest brick facade in the Southern hemisphere. What we see today, The Works Restaurant is the only piece of the structure retained after being demolished in 1996.

41 Esplanade, Inner Kaiti, Gisborne 4010


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