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“Best venison I have every eaten” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Diva Bistro & Bar

Diva Bistro & Bar
Price range: US$7 - US$28
Cuisines: Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Superb food, great service and a friendly bar, makes Diva an exciting local and out of town experience, serving lunch, dinner bar platters and great coffee. ...Diva Bistro & Bar found in the heart of vibrant Havelock North village.
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Best venison I have every eaten”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Reasonable prices, good wine list, mainly Hawkes Bay wines.
Venison was great as was the cajun fish. Desserts were tasty but I thought the cheese platter was the better option.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Havelock North, New Zealand
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175 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent service, great lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

We have had a few meals at Diva's and have experienced consistently good service and food. Most recently we had lunch there and were surprised at what great value the meals are, compared to the local cafes.

Diva is certainly a worthwhile option for a relaxed dinner, but head down early before the bar crowds arrive.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A nice location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

The location was wonderful, right downtown and they opened up the sliding doors, so it was outside dining. The food was okay, nothing special, but also not bad. My steak was not as good as my husbands fish. Service was wonderful.

Visited January 2014
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Auckland , New Zealand
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Casual but tasty.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Good friendly if a little too familiar service in a comfortable yet casual environment. I had a shrimp cocktail which lets just say Ive had better ( sauce wasnt very tasty).. I asked for a strawberry dacquirie and got a tumbler with large chunks of strawberrys over chunky ice & rum , not the way I expected at all but stuill very yummy. I think a place of this calibre should know how to do a good cocktail. The menu had some tasty morsels on it but we werent very hungry so didnt give them a chance to impress. Nice environment for a casual dinner with friends.

Visited December 2013
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Thank AnnaaABPM
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Melbourne
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cocktail Magic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

We had Tom the Cocktail guy at a private party and he was amazing! So professional, friendly and the cocktails were delicious! Such a great addition to any party and fantastic value. Thanks so much for a great day yesterday Tom, can't rave enough!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Kate B
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