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The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 1,227 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seat at the limited 2nd floor for a great seaview if possible. A large place which probably is needed in the summer during the peak season. As it is winter, it's pretty quite but friendly staff. Food is ok. Price is reasonable. Avoid the whitebait...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were excired to visit here based on the menu and reviews. I have to say I was pretty underwhelmed. The seafood chowder was very nice but I thought the "award winning" venison burger was pretty bland. The kids burger was also very underwhelming being...More

Thank AmberH_NZ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was warm & inviting. Tina was our waitress & she was very professional & friendly. We ordered Lamb Shanks, Fish & Chips & Fish burgers. The food was delicious & was well presented. My soup was a...More

Thank Dagrayz
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Delighted you enjoyed your meals Dagrayz thanks for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and drinks were tasty and we're served quickly. Staff were very friendly too. I am always sceptical when a restaurant claims to have a 'signiture' or 'famous' dish but I would definitely recommend the seafood extravaganza.

Thank James F
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The seafood extravaganza is a very popular dish on the menu James

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shank was unreal, amazing lamb and sides along with our vegetarian pizza. Drinks were flowing and Jason looked after us well. Thanks Jason we will be back 😆

Thank Jeniwren89
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Delighted you enjoyed the shank and vegetarian pizza Jeniwren89 many thanks for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have come here before but its one of the best places in the area, Love it here. Staff are amazing and onto it as soon as you walk in. Heaps of room and plenty of places to sit. There is also an upstairs but...More

Thank daibach999
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks fort the great review daibach999 glad you enjoyed your visits and hope to see you back soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! Food was delicious & service was friendly & welcoming. Nice and warm on a cold night!

Thank Stewnick
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit Stewnick yes nice by the fire on these cold days

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having researched this on Trip Advisor we were looking forward to our visit and we were not disappointed - we had booked in advance on line before travelling to New Zealand and we were treated like royalty ! The service was excellent and the atmosphere...More

Thank ElizzabethSussex
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted you found the Thirsty to your liking ElizzabethSussex and thanks for the great review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although there were a large number of people in my group the meals were all delicious and well presented. Well done.

Thank Rhondda B
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you group enjoyed your meals Rhondda

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in you feel so welcomed, service and food brilliant - we were there for brunch, they have a kids menu too. Brilliant things to look at on the walls and its warm and toasty inside.

Thank Maggie B
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your brunch visit Maggie thanks for the great review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
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