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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
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Greater Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pleasant small restuarant.Interesting tasty choices on menu.Adequate win menu.Efficient pleasant wait staff.

Thank Grant B
Havelock North, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

TOP quality food and service at this seafront restaurant at r asonable prices. The menu is imaginative and diverse, with almost everything on it a great choice. Makes choosing what you want tricky as it all sounds so delicious...when it arrives it doesn't disappoint. My one criticism of the restaurant is the lack of ambience and confused 1990s styling..could do... More 

Thank tcdambuster
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely surrounds and good wait staff. Meals were nicely presented and tasty, although the crème brulee needs a little work. Good wine list choices.

Thank Diane C
Worthing, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

For a meat eater it's a fabulous menu and I enjoyed everything I ate very much! For non meat eaters there really needs to be a bit more thought and a second main option available although the single option was nice enough. Fab desserts, great service, for the size of the dishes it is a very expensive restaurant but I... More 

Thank MistyW79
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was a little disappointed with the interior as I had expected it to have the charm of an original historic terrace house, but while that was the outside te inside was modern. The service was excellent and the dishes very inventive and flavoursome. All the 4 dishes we had calamari, lamb liver, lamb and beef shin were excellent. My... More 

Thank Bongard20
Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

On 14th October my wife and I went to celebrate my wife's birthday, and we were not disappointed. The meal and service were of the highest standard. My wife had her favourite main of NZ salmon. It was the only restaurant in Napier that we could find that had salmon on the menu. I had duck which was excellent. We... More 

Thank Neville W
Traralgon, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for two online on a busy Saturday night...glad we did because people without reservations were being turned away. Service, the venue and most importantly the food were all very good...not quite reaching exceptional standards, but very close. Highly recommended when in Napier.

Thank mafman74
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great wine suggestion from our waitress, delicious dessert. Centrally located. Suggestion from our host and hostess at our B & B.

Thank Jackie G
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had read so many positive reviews that we were sure this would be an excellent fine dining experience. We were disappointed with the lack lustre dinner. We each had something different from each course but neither of us were wowed with the flavours or presentation. One entre was luke warm,the other one was a far too generous serving of... More 

Thank Reecechris-evans
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Delicious food, served in elegant spacious surroundings by discreet and professional waitresses. White linen table cloths, a fantastic list of wines too. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here.

Thank MrsAmanda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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?