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“great for food and wine”

The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #9 of 195 Restaurants in Napier
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great for food and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

laid back place with great wine selection, music and food.
Night life was good to... so laxed back will deff return soon.

Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Napier
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Comfortable and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

2 out of 2 meals great. Swordfish was delicious. Service really good and the price was good as well. What's not to like?

Visited July 2014
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Taupo, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Came in for a casual lunch, awesome wait staff! They guy running the bar and serving food was so attentive, always offering to refresh our drinks.
The restaurant was fairly busy but we didnt have to wait at all.
Food was yummy! Short wait times and huuuge burger full of the best bits and REAL chicken :)

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Thank Lauren W
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Essex
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248 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Good food with a fine view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

this restaurant is right on the front at Ahuri waterside just north of Napier town centre and it is in an old wool warehouse.
We sat outside watching the sunset enjoying a really tasty meal. The service was friendly, the food was good and the prices reasonable

  • Visited March 2014
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west midlands
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227 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Atmospheric venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

The Thirsty Whale is a bar & bistro; one of a group of restaurants & bars located along the waterfront overlooking Napier harbour. Most of them have outdoors eating too & it is a great place to dine on a warm evening.
We chose the fish of the day which was Grouper ($29) served with rosti/prawn mash, spinach & a creamy caper & balsamic Bearnaise sauce. Beautiful fresh fish with a delicious sauce.
A memorable evening in a lovely setting.

Visited February 2014
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