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“Great stop for Brunch”

Emporium Eatery & Bar
Ranked #10 of 198 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$28
Cuisines: International, Bar, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Emporium Eatery and Bar is the latest addition to Art Deco Masonic Hotel, and to buzzing inner city Napier. Designed by reputed restaurant designer Tom Skyring, Emporium has a truly unique look and feel – rich leathers, a stunning marble bar, warm wood and just the right amount of Art Deco. Emporium mixes the modern with the classic, to create a very special atmosphere in this iconic heritage building.Emporium isn’t just a bar, and it’s more than an exciting new restaurant, it’s a meeting place. With a menu meant for sharing, and the most extensive beverage list around, Emporium is just the spot to gather friends, family or colleagues to enjoy the finest in Hawke’s Bay hospitality. Ideal for functions, Emporium has optional group spaces available – including Poet’s Corner, a private space overlooking bustling Tennyson Street and picturesque Marine Parade.Long, leisurely breakfasts, lunches and dinners, or delicious all-day grazing with a glass of fine wine or a cocktail or beer from our impressive collection – this is how many a fine Hawke’s Bay day or evening are sure to be spent as the weather warms up. Check out our menus to whet your appetite, still prepared under the creative and skillful hands of Cliff Fernandes of Art Deco Masonic's MED fame, and we’ll see you soon at Emporium.
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great stop for Brunch”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Enjoyed fabulous view of Marine Parade as we sat eating brunch. Our order took a long time to come but it was definitely worth the wait. Delicious. Friendly service.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank LouiseKP
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hello LouiseKP
Thank you for your review. We are open for breakfast from 7am seven days a week, so with perfect views of Marine Parade and with our footpath tables we are a great spot to enjoy the start of the day.
We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Papamoa
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169 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice meals - service was lacking”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

When we went the menu had just changed and we were all struggling with it. I felt like a salad but no salads on the menu. it was all a bit eccentric. I choose the salmon and shrimp chili small dish and my husband a pizza. It took forever to get a waiter to take our order and that was the trend during the meal. They were friendly but just not attentive. The meals did taste great and I like the building and the atmosphere and location. Just not a real fan of the new menu and the lack of attention of the staff all though there were plenty waiters walking around.

Visited April 2014
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Thank FvdHPapamoa
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Hello and thank you for taking the time to post your second review of Emporium. We had just changed to our autumn menu when you visited so apologies for the lack of salad. Please do not hesitate to ask us do make something for you.
Im terribly sorry you felt the service not attentive this time, as you know we pride ourselves on our service being both friendly and attentive, and as you can see from all our other reviews and from when you visited last time we are very consistent in providing this.
I hope next time you visit you will make yourself known to one of our managers and we make sure you are very well looked after.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice small plates”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Great variety of small plates ($15 each) which were all delicious. The pulled pork tacos were slightly cold though. Would definitely go back. Cosy atmosphere and great variety of food. Wine list pretty good though could do with more wines by the glass.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Joannepmitchell
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Hello, thank you for your recent review.
I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and found our sharing plates are great way to eat. Thank you for letting us know about the slightly cold pulled pork taco's we will keep an eye on that, they are certainly one of our most popular dishes.
With our showcase wines which we change each month we currently have 29 wines available by the glass, we also offer all of these wines in a 1/2 litre carafe for when one glass just isn't enough.
We hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“great cocktails”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The experience was great ..... great food and drinks! The service was also fantastic .... would recommend!

  • Visited April 2014
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review us. We take great pride on producing fantastic cocktails and we are always experimenting with different flavour combinations. The Carrot & chili infused Vodka with coriander has been a great success as well as our barrel aged cocktails. Im thrilled that the staff looked after you well and I hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews
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“Amazing service and great food”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Definitely the place to be in Napier. Great food and amazingly friendly service. Generally very busy, hence worth a booking prior to walking in. Will visit again.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Sanjeeva07
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Hello and thank you for your wonderful review.
We pride ourselves on providing friendly service so your comments are much appreciated. We take bookings at all times and it is recommended especially on the busier nights, however we always do our best to look after you if you dont get a chance to book.
We hope to see you again
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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