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MINT Restaurant

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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 4050
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Waikanae, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

True to its name everything about this restaurant was MINT, definitely a place I will be proud to showcase to my friends and family. The orange infused duck breast was to die for and my usually "pub grub" husband has a new appreciation for fine dining. He had the Terakihi.

Thank CaelaBroughton
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely setting for evening meal . Had to wait a bit as we hadn't booked, but it was well worth it. My husband had the Mussels but as Main, and I had fish. Service was fine, although only 2 waiting staff who were kept very busy.

Thank lynnefrances
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice experience at Mint. Glad we booked as a few couples were turned away. Great service although we waited an hour between starters (mussels with chorizo and gnocci parcels - very tasty) and main. Well worth the wait though. I had the duck which was cooked beautifully. The other main was beef 3 ways and it was a hit... More 

Thank Hils51
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant as the chef had been awarded accolades. It was disappointing. The smoked salmon tartar was oily and kerosene smelling..hard to get over the "smokey" smell. Swordfish was nicely seasoned but way over cooked. Good selection of local wines and service was attentive. However, save your money and appetite and go to the Elephant Hill Restaurant... More 

Thank i_gotham
south glamorgan uk
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Art Deco restaurant in historic building on marine parade Napier service ambience and food delightful food was equivalent to a cordon blue restaurant would highly recommend

Thank welshdolly
Lisbon, Portugal
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be given a table upstairs by the window on a warm summers evening over looking the water. The staff were lovely and helpful, and the food was delicious. From the entree to dessert, all four at our table throughly enjoyed their meals. Great evening had by all. From a fussy dinner, I am happy to... More 

Thank kiwiinlisbon
Napier, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything with this restaurant is fantastic, great staff, great food, but unfortunately the Chef did not read instructions and served black pudding on my fish meal. I do not eat red meat and am intolerant to beef. This totally upset our evening which was to be a special evening for my husbands birthday. The staff were really lovely offering to... More 

Thank Shona B
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took mum here for her birthday. I like the spacious layout of the restaurant, plenty of room for staff to move. The food was faultless again and the chef went on to win a prize as NZ beef and lamb ambassador the week after. Could have put the dessert on a single dessert spoon and eaten it in one go,... More 

Thank Craig M
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Whatever we ordered was really good or just okay. The dal bukhara falls in the really good category. If you're in the area and craving Indian food Mint is worth a try.

Thank rjncmu
Greater Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Pleasant small restuarant.Interesting tasty choices on menu.Adequate win menu.Efficient pleasant wait staff.

Thank Grant B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 4050
Mint restaurant is set in an 1897 heritage house on Napier's Marine Parade, it's modernised interior offers comfortable ambient dining. Open for dinner Monday to Saturday, enjoy complimentary house-made bread while you peruse the menu. Our cuisine is contemporary with a twist of New Zealand influence and we are fully licensed. Mint is ideally suited to casual or intimate dining, business or celebrations. Sample menus and table bookings available on our website.Your hosts, Steve and Ruth Beere. Bon Appetit

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?