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Monica Loves

$$ - $$$, Spanish,
39 Tennyson Street | Laneway, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-650 0240
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  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“neon sign” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish, Pub, Wine Bar, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
39 Tennyson Street | Laneway, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard of Monica's and read an article in a magazine so it was must on my list of places to stop and chill for an hour. Opens at 3pm Wed-Sun and were there at 3.05pm on a Thursday. Glass of wine sitting in...More

Thank medievalscot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic venue for a pre-dinner or an after-work drink. Service great. Cosy in the winter but lovely to sit at the bar, outside, in the summer

Thank Jacquie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my family for some morning tea and the staff were super nice and really helpful with their product knowledge. I tried both their fancy lattes and they were delicious!

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Went to Monica Loves mid week with a group I hadn't seen for 30 years. Pleasantly surprised to find a cafe/bar that would not hav ebeen out of place in Melbourne or Sydney.

Thank ALSO2012
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Poor service by bar staff. No knowledge of wine and arrogant bar staff do not make a good bar. There were a dozen of us as well so they should've been nice and we would've stayed a bit longer and spent more money there!

Thank 97Petra
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a great place to meet up for a drink after work or pre-dinner drink. Good vibe with good bar food.

Thank MandsBaz
J3619YYmonicas, Manager at Monica Loves, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hey there :) Many thanks for the feedback, glad that you enjoyed the venue Regards Chris

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Have heard a lot about this cool little bar in Napier and finally stopped in for a couple. Very cool setting off the beaten track down the alley. The inside and bar area was very trendy and reminded me a lot of some of my...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were down in napier for the weekend prior to having to do some work. We decided to check out a few of the places around and this was one that we were super happy about finding. Terrific service, the staff went out of their...More

Thank 795rebekahw
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We just happened to spot the "Who shot the barman?" sign down the alley, and so went to investigate. What a wonderful gem! Fantastic cocktails, lovely atmosphere - definitely worth a visit! :-)

Thank Chrissie N
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for one drink and could not leave! The setting is stylish and modern, a nice change from the Art Deco theme of the rest of Napier. The edamame, patatas bravas, olives and salt and pepper squid were all delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank loumlynch
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Bar, Spanish, Pub, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Tennyson Street | Laneway, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-650 0240
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A bar / eatery tucked away down the end of an alleyway in central Napier, our menu is bar style food, and we stock a selection of wines, craft beers and cocktails
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