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Diva Bistro & Bar

$$ - $$$
European, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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10 Napier Rd, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
+64 6-877 5149
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Can't fault anything about this restaurant. The food was lovely. The soft shell crab entree was excellent and the fish was also perfect. A great experience.

Thank Han258
Waikanae, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Called in on Friday night on a whim for a few drinks. Had the Lamb and some FAWK plates. Everything was delicious. Good atmosphere too. Would definitely return. I saw some poor reviews here so was hesitant, but turns out the place has new owner operators since March 2015.

Thank jappleseed2014
Havelock North, New Zealand
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

I like the location of Divas in Havelock North. You can sit out on the sidewalk when the weather is permitting and they have a nice big bar (if you want to drink). Went for Mothers day, and was very underwhelmed. The menu was essentially a Brunch - with a couple of lunch items. I chose the Chicken Caesar salad.... More 

Thank Grant N
Wellington, New Zealand
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444 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Our first time to Diva - certainly wont be our last. We all had monk fish which was superbly cooked and presented. Couldn't resist the apple pie dessert - our waitress advised there was a 15 minute wait as the pies were

Thank John S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Good food great prices nice decor and atmosphere. Very good service. Casual dining but a good menu and wine list.

Thank Sophia R
Hamilton, New Zealand
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We were looking for somewhere for dinner, and Diva appealed to us because it didn't look too busy and had a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. The food came out quickly. I had the spinach and ricotta gnudi (similar to gnocchi) and my husband had the chicken schnitzel. I felt my food was nice but not amazing, my husband said his was... More 

Thank DGG00
sha tin
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

This was third visit as we always go at least once when we visit the area. The food is really good and imaginative, the staff are helpful and friendly and it has a really nice atmosphere. Not always easy to find good place to eat in this area and I can really recommend Diva you wont be disappointed.

Thank robbieshatin
Havelock North, New Zealand
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Finding somewhere to dine in Havelock North between Christmas and New Year can sometimes be difficult, but luckily our niece from Auckland had made a booking at Diva and we were set. Had a really fun night with three generations of family and we were all very happy with the selections of both wine and food on offer and more... More 

Thank SusieMcC
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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433 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

We found Diva while exploring Havelock Village and stopped in for lunch. Seating was immediate, and the staff were extremely pleasant. My wife had the Soft Shell Crab salad, and I had the cajun chicken quesedillas. Both were excellent. We would be happy to return any time.

Thank Tenorman41
Hastings, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Having had a great experience on a previous visit (beautiful blue cod and beef cheeks) we were both disappointed with our return visit. Our choice of wine from the wine list was unavailable (apparently due to the winery !) service was slow and meal choices were also unavailable despite the reasonably early hour. We ordered a starter to share which... More 

Thank JayellNZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
European, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Napier Rd, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 5149
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.

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