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Charlies Art Deco Restaurant

££ - £££
New Zealand, Steakhouse, Seafood
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80A Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 3976
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and value. We got the special which was $29 for entree and main or main and dessert. It was delicious and the owner was very friendly. Also in a lovely art deco building.

Thank meaghanmeaghan
Orange, Australia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charlies is a small Art Deco look restaurant in the main Napier mall area- great value at $29 for 2 courses and the food was excellent especially the steak.

Thank Maree C
Napier, New Zealand
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81 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard good things about this place, so decided to give it a go seeing as I don't go out for dinner much. Seated quickly, cold water brought out soon after and orders were taken quickly. Service was good, food came out quickly. I had grilled fish 'topped with herb cheese crust' and black rice risotto. The herb cheese crust was... More 

Thank Draco_Malfoy
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to Napier some years ago and stopped off on our latest NZ tour. Finding not many restaurants open in mid evening late April we tried Charlie's, which is a Charlie Chaplin themed restaurant with interesting vintage furniture items. We were greeted by a very charming asian lady who was very attentive and most professional. The food when... More 

Thank PB777
Goulburn, Australia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We only had a main meal but we had the lamb steak and it was so tender and the salad and wedges accompanying it were lovely. The service was good. Very clean and quick service. Good value for money. Would highly recommend.

Thank Wendy N
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had walked to the Restaurant so that we could properly relax. We ordered a bottle of Sacred Hill Pinot Gris and were told it was a local wine ( actually from Marlborough ) and when we asked for another bottle later in the evening, were told that they had no more I ordered hot & spicy calamari for my... More 

Thank NevilleISH
Launceston, Australia
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508 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The service can be a bit hit and miss (one man on his own almost walked out after being taken into 2nd room and seemingly forgotten). He agreed to stay, but then it seemed to take ages for his drink and then meal to arrive. We were on tenterhooks for him! However, we'd eaten here the previous year and were... More 

Thank Ranipuss
Huntington Beach, CA USA
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Small and not heavily decorated. Family run, a small place - maybe 12 tables. Upstairs in gorgeous building on main pedestrian shopping street. Full bar w/ small but adequate wine list. Friendly, cordial service. Had a steak - a ribeye (or Scoth Fillet), and a large fillet of Roughy. Both had excellent sides and a green salad included. Sparely sauced.... More 

Thank derailment
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had a set menu which was good value but the lamb Wellington pastry was hard and dried out. Good puddings though. The decor needs some attention. Whole place a bit tired.

Thank liz m
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

After talking to two fellow travellers whilst on a walk to Bluff Point they mentioned that they had taken advantage of the early bird offer at Charlies and had enjoyed the meal so we thought we would search it out. The restaurant is upstairs in Emerson St and easy to miss if you don't spot the board with details of... More 

Thank Chris K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$23
New Zealand, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80A Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 3976

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?