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Monica Loves

$$ - $$$, ,
39 Tennyson Street | Laneway, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-650 0240
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
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“tapas” (4 reviews)
“fried chicken” (3 reviews)
Bar, Contemporary, Wine Bar, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
39 Tennyson Street | Laneway, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

First time here and last. Met 2 friends for few drinks and sat outside because the piped music was too loud to talk over. Everything seemed fine except the staff did not smile, when buying drinks at the bar the guy serving was not welcoming...More

Thank winsomeg2016
J3619YYmonicas, General Manager at Monica Loves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi there, my name is Chris, I am the manager at Monica Loves. Very sorry to hear that you had an unsatisfactory experience at our venue. We don't open up the doors every day to provide customers with unfriendly or poor service, but it looks...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Random stop for a drink and nibble. Wife had a couple of cocktails and I had a couple of ice cold Asahi’s. For a nibble we had the fried chicken which was mouth watering. Great location, in a great setting with great staff and service.

2  Thank Phil W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

What a great place! terrific staff, very friendly and great cocktails plus wine list. We also decided to share some small plates for dinner and all of the food was excellent, particularly liked the fish

Thank suezzerk
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Went on the first night of our stay, then back again each night. Great venue and location, good music, vibes and awesome Marvel comic insights from behind the bar. The cocktails also well worth a go.

Thank Tomb1000
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Anyone who peeks at my reviews will see I have reviewed a very similar spot in Havelock North recently. Monica Loves in comparison, well there is no comparison. This place oozes personality, the food is stunning and your host is a real gem. Great staff...More

1  Thank Ky83
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Came here for pre dinner cocktails. Cocktail menu had lots of options. Didn’t eat any food, but the food we saw coming out to other tables looked good. Indoor and outdoor seating with a nice atmosphere.

Thank TheRobertsons43
Reviewed 17 January 2018

CBMelbourne described it best before I had a chance. This is the sort of bar you'd expect to find in a lane way in Melbourne and there it is in Napier. The main difference is that it caters for children as well. While mum and...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had an early dinner sitting and fancied an after dinner drink before calling it a night. We'd spied this little place on our scout around town and decided to pop in on our way home to our accommodation. Reminded us so much of the...More

Thank CBMelbourne
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great set up with super friendly staff and cool backing music. Plenty of cocktails to suit all plus local beer and wine to sample and enjoy. Nice selection of tapas to share. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Met some friends for some drinks and nibbled at the super cool Monica Loves bar. Excellent drink selection plus the most amazing foods to choose from. Could have ordered 3 more rounds. Highly recommend anything that is on for the chefs specials board. We had...More

Thank kimdavis4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Contemporary, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
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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