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The Exchange Bar & Brasserie

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45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-833 7733
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 leisurely read menu. When we asked what cut the "Wakanui Blue Rib" was, we were... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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1 Thank Michelle E
Otorohanga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 me away!

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1 Thank Ngutunui
Phuket, Thailand
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75 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 .

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1 Thank Kim M
Hastings, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

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

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1 Thank Ky83
Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 curry & salmon. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

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1 Thank NZ001
New Zealand
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 service with recommendations and smiles! So good to see Sam again as knew her from... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Craig H
Australia
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251 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We had a group dinner here and the meal was great with some very good service, once they got started

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Thank Robert M
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Arrived late one night at the hotel as I was in the area for work and it was easy. Had such a great meal and service that we came back again. Service by the bar and restaurant team was professional yet relaxed. Can recommend eye fillet, garlic prawns and particularly pork chop. Lamb rack was also tasty, but small and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, French, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?