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The Nautilus Restaurant

$$ - $$$International, European,
387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-974 6550
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Out for dinner as had Friends staying down the road. Was one of the worst meals I have ever had. My Main was Pork Belly which was unediable

Thank Cam350
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Where do I start? Very dim lighting made reading the rather dull menu a challenge. We both found it difficult to make a choice, as nothing really jumped out at us. Tragic 70's music was playing very loud for a dining situation. A truly strange...More

Thank Lynda K
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We dined here using a GrabOne voucher (2 x eggs benedict meals). We arrived half an hour before the end of breakfast service so had the venue to ourselves. Service was prompt and friendly and we waited only a few minutes for our meals which...More

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We visited this restaurant which is part of a motel complex for dinner and breakfast. We had purchased 2 Grab One vouchers. The roast beef was virtually inedible with no greens served. Another complained and were given a free breakfast. The steak was tasty and...More

Thank Zoe S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We at first chose to have dinner here was because we were staying at Edgewater Motor Lodge which only couple-minute-walk away but also we saw a dinner voucher available on GrabOne. That was a Saturday night and was kinda a quiet night. My wife had...More

Thank tokutoshi
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Writing reviews is something I never bother with, but the dining experience we had reminds me of a scene from Fawlty Towers. I just felt compelled to comment The Management have failed to provide training to their staff. Obviously the waitress was out of her...More

Thank Chuckian
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had brought a grab one voucher for a seafood dinner for two and we were not disappointed. We had the baked fish with rosti, poached egg, spinach and hollandaise sauce. This was beautifully cooked. Compliments were given to the chef on the night. I...More

Thank Colleen135
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I am usually the last person to complain and will often not say anything, even if it's not perfect. But after having high expectations of this restaurant (particularly the food), we were most disappointed. I felt the need to write this review because I feel...More

1  Thank Caroline K
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The food is expensive and just awful the worst meal we had in Napier. I cannot find one positive thing to say about it sadly . We should have known as we're we the only people in the restaurant we won't be back .

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Despite the fact that we arrived 5 minutes before closing time we were welcomed with a big smile! The service was quick and the food delicious (we went for the local lamb).

Thank Doyia
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
International, European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-974 6550
  • This restaurant is at The Nautilus
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