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“In the Restaurant business you are only as good as your last meal”
Review of Provenir

Provenir
Ranked #1 of 57 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$100
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Provenir is a modern local restaurant with a seasonally driven menu. The centre of the restaurant is the kitchen where ingredient quality is non-negotiable. Provenir emphasises the age old formula of simple ingredients cooked well, freshness with a sense of energy, a little bit theatrical, true to life with quality and a story. Hand made, artisanal, from farm to chef. We know our farmers, fisherman, wine makers & growers; from Rod McDonald with his Quarter Acre stunning Syrah, to Bill French who raises our Perendale Lamb, they are just a few of our team. Head Chef - Marcus Berndt
Victoria
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“In the Restaurant business you are only as good as your last meal”
Reviewed 18 March 2010

We visited Pure Tastes on a Monday which as it turns out is Owner Chris Hagans day off and boy did the mice play. With much anticipation we arrived at the Restaurant and welcomed by the staff, we ordered a glass of bubbles to start which duly arrived but minus the bubbles, we asked whether it was a fresh bottle, the answer was no is wasn't and she volunteered that she had notice the lack on bubbles on pouring. alas the attention to detail went missing all night, from the chefs not cleaning their grill, to having the ask the wattresses evefytime for the matching wine to be served with each dish
The execution by the kitchen staff of the foams was pathetic

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San Rafael
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Pure Tastes says it all”
Reviewed 7 March 2010

Pure Tastes was a delight and the name is very accurate. All our dishes were creative, fresh and well presented. Super service complemented the cuisine. The dining space is casual elegance defined. This is one of those restaurants that you would love to take home - it would be a terrific addition to the many fine restaurants in Marin County.

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melbourne
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good for location”
Reviewed 10 February 2010

Whilst my husband and I were staying in Paihia we came here for dinner. The first time there was enough nice dishes to warrant a second return.
My recommendations would be the Caramelised Pork Belly (hubby loved this) and the Chocolate Brulee ( my favourite - for a more detailed review with pics go here - http://absolutelyfamished.blogspot.com/2010/02/pure-tastes-paihia-new-zealand.html)

In terms of decor its beachy, with a nice view, although a little small and the service can lag if it's pretty full.

In all, for it's location, it's a pretty good restaurant.

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Thank CC11-melbourne
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Uk
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Pure tastes is...”
Reviewed 4 February 2010

... to cut a long story short, in my humble opinion, completely up itself!

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Thank Ksarul
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Auckland, New Zealand
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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“Classy, memorable place to dine out”
Reviewed 29 January 2010

We enjoyed a lovely three-course meal here, with attentive service, a good wine list and classy, imaginative food which made good use of New Zealand ingredients. This contemportary restaurant is set in a small resort, beside the pool and with great views to the beach. It was a fairly expensive meal, but many Auckland restaurants have charged me more without delivering such memorable food, service and setting.

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