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MINT Restaurant

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$$$$
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 4050
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Caprese, ravioli (called gnocchi on the menu) and creme brûlée, raspberries and a mini bombe alaska - all good and the sweet was superb. The front tables are a little close for comfortable private conversation, especially without music to mask it. Pleasant ambience though, nice views to the ocean, and attentive staff.

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Rubythief
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a solo traveler, I sometimes feel like I'm treated a little different in nice restaurants. Not the case at Mint. I was treated so well from me relaxing on the couch drinking to getting a nice seat. And even though a very large party came in, I never felt neglected. Now let's get to the food-delicious! And the wine... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem of a restaurant never fails to deliver excellence in both service and food. My partner & I dined again recently and with my brother over from Perth - he was very impressed! Highly recommended, it won't matter what you choose off the menu, it will astound you in flavour and quality. Well done Ruth, Steve and team!

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Matua, Tauranga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really great meal with lots of delicious flavours eg the parmesan shortbread and lamb livers. The atmosphere was intimate with the staff attentive and unobtrusive. Would definitely go back and have already recommended to others.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic meal and one of the best lamb dishes I have had anywhere. Nice surrounding and good value for the quality of food served if you are in Napier I would highly recommended this place

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a table for 10 on the night of 4th March. We were all in our 60's. Lots of caveats imposed ie. had to be in and out within a certain time, had to have a fixed menu and could only be accommodated in one area and yet the place was almost empty. I am amazed by the reviews... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a bit special. Had an evening meal here and it pays to book as its very popular. The menu is inventive and the flavour combinations great. Always love a restaurant that has linen napkins. There is a wide wine selection to from both the surrounding area and also further afar. Meals were cooked to perfection and the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With 6 in our party, we were able to try most of the 6 entrees and 4 mains offered. All dishes were well presented but the gnocci was a little soggy though tasty. On the other hand the beef fillet was a bit dry. Sides were generous and high quality with the potatoes deserving special mention. The outstanding feature here... More 

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Manchester England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A reservation is almost certainly necessary as it is a small pale. The staff were very friendly and attentive helping us with the menu choices. We both chose the beef cheek and fillet steak combo as a main and it was up there as one of the highlight meals of our trip. Do visit.

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Tuakau, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was not a single mouthful of the meal we didn't like. For starters I had the sous vide lambs liver. My husband had the mussels. The liver was melt in the mouth and the mussels were wonderful. I followed with the slow cooked lamb shoulder. My husband had the sous vide fish. The fish tasted fresh and the lamb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 4050
Description
Mint restaurant is set in an 1897 heritage house on Napier's Marine Parade, it's modernised interior offers comfortable ambient dining. Open for dinner Monday to Saturday, enjoy complimentary house-made bread while you peruse the menu. Our cuisine is contemporary with a twist of New Zealand influence and we are fully licensed. Mint is ideally suited to casual or intimate dining, business or celebrations. Sample menus and table bookings available on our website.Your hosts, Steve and Ruth Beere. Bon Appetit

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?