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New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International
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130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 0111
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are staying in the Bay of Islands and can make your way to Paihia, the we highly recommend Provenir. Our food, both content and presentation, was superb. An exceptional meal!

Thank suzannebattey
Whangarei, New Zealand
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff went out of their way to please us.. The chef was awesome, they had fresh oysters on the menu but request them battered much to his disgust lol he done them just perfect light crispy batter. Our whole meal was presented beautifully nothing was to much for the staff. We requested to eat outside even thou it was... More 

Thank kathybeckham
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They took us in and are we thankful. It was our last night at the Bay of Islands and we ate here..... And it was fantastic. The service, the meals, the little extras included with the meal (olives, bread, sorbet between entree and mains..... ) We had the duck main and pork. Delicious.... The scallop entree was magic and the... More 

Thank jembury
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great relaxing night in the restaurant. It was only a very short walk from central Paihia. We had great views overlooking the ocean. The food was lovely. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Paihia.

Thank Member135
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High-end restaurant with the best food I could find in Paihia. You can choose between sitting inside or outside with a view of the beach. Book in advance if you want to eat dinner there on big holidays like the New Year - they fill up fast on those days.

Thank kiwimusume
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is wonderful. We had a 7 course New Years Eve Meal and every course was better and better. In fact, they All were so special. The tasted great, were beautiful presented and were out of this World. We are eating out in many places of New Zealand and around the World. It was unbelievable good. The service was... More 

Thank MargitandJim
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving in Paihia, we were excited to try all the restaurants and bars, especially since some of these restaurants were right by the wharf and appeared to have promising menus. After being disappointed by all restaurants within one day (soggy vegetables and cold chips at ALONGSIDE restaurant [manager did not even acknowledge us after we noted the food was not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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280 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We fortunately were staying at Paihia Resort in which this restaurant is situated on the first level with beautiful views of the Bay. We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed the most fabulous breakfasts every morning and excellent professional service. Apart from our daily breakfast, we enjoyed lunch platters on Christmas Day and dinner on two nights. Proviner is the only... More 

Thank annagram09
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Christmas lunch and the food and experience was out of this world. The service was fantastic, and we had a wonderful time.

Thank 250stanleyk
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard about this place but didn't realise that it was only 2 minutes from where we were staying and the only eatery at the north end of Paihia beach. Everything we ate was superb, even the tiny morsels we had in between courses. Every dish was beautifully presented with wonderful flavours that blended together perfectly, even the unusual... More 

Thank Neil C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$100
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 0111
Provenir is a modern local restaurant with a seasonally driven menu. The centre of the restaurant is the kitchen where ingredient quality is non-negotiable.

Provenir emphasises the age old formula of simple ingredients cooked well, freshness with a sense of energy, a little bit theatrical, true to life with quality and a story.

Hand made, artisanal, from farm to chef. We know our farmers, fisherman, wine makers & growers; from Rod McDonald with his Quarter Acre stunning Syrah, to Bill French who raises our Perendale Lamb, they are just a few of our team.

Head Chef - Marcus Berndt

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?