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The Exchange Bar & Brasserie

$$ - $$$French, European,
45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-833 7733
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (7 reviews)
“great service” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The look of this restaurant is very tidy, slightly upmarket but not too pretentious. You expect to pay a little more so the price of the set menu of $45.00 for one main and dessert seemed reasonable. Then the meals came.... A very small piece...More

Thank fijim24
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant. Open late and excellent service. Could do with some australian red wine options but the esk valley pinot noir was very tasty.

Thank bennydajeta
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our 2nd night in Napier and we chose to dine at the Exchange Brasserie as we have enjoyed dining there previously. Noticed a change as entering with new walls and doors at bar / restaurant. Waitress advised there would be a 30minute wait, so we...More

Thank A D
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We arrived at 7 and we ended up eating our entree at 9.20. Our main took just as long. Great food but unfortunately it to way too long to get our meals.

1  Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had a lovely meal, and the service was great too. Menu was varied and interesting and all both looked and tasted fantastic. The steak was cooked to perfection. I particularly enjoyed the spinach side salad with the pine nut salsa - taste combination blew...More

1  Thank Ngutunui
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Had a very good meal here . Great service and friendly . Has a really nice ambience and the Wine selection is very good also .

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Food was great, coffee was lovely! Will definitely come back for more. Thanks for the lovely service.

1  Thank Ky83
Reviewed 22 May 2016

First time dining here for us and friends. We were very impressed with the friendly, attentive staff and the menu offering was great. All our food was delicious. We had the bread selection to start with followed by mains of lamb rack, pork cheeks, goat...More

1  Thank NZ001
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Absolutely loved the duck entrée! My steak was slightly overcooked for medium rare but still was a good steak. The jus was divine! We ordered three desserts which we shared and they too definitely did not disappoint us! Sam and her team gave us fabulous...More

Thank expatkiwiwairoa
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We ate here everyday while staying at the hotel. the food was excellent. Their pork cheeks are a winner!!. We look forward to returning again soon.

Thank Craig H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-833 7733
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