We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Factory French Bistro & Bar - CLOSED

46 Bridge Street | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good18%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
10 Oct 2013
“good food and very resonable”
20 Sep 2013
“Enjoyable evening, reasonably priced”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
46 Bridge Street | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
All Details
Reviews (37)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 11 October 2013

We have eaten here a few times, it is very good value for money. Nice place, but a little hard to find if you are not local, which is a shame , as an easy to find location for the tourists would certainly mean more...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We had a pleasant evening but missed the traditional menu, the French fare not really fitting. The food we had was nicely cooked and served, service good, staff friendly and we left having had a nice night out. By comparison to other restaurants in Napier...More

Thank George1950
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We went for an early, mid-week dinner. We found the ambience very pleasant, service prompt and friendly and the food was both sophisticated and delicious. We will go back to try a weekend lunch/brunch soon.

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Went for lunch, not overly impressed. Front staff gave the feeling that they'd rather be somewhere else, a smile would've gone a long way! Food was average. Had the salmon pizza - good size pizza however had a soggy base. The steak presentation on the...More

Thank expatkiwiwairoa
Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

My lamb rump was fantastic but hubby had duck and was still hungry. Would have been good if servers had suggested sides. I had escargot and they were dry needed more garlic butter. Hubby had fries so he was happy with that. Overall was OK....More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 2 September 2013

A newly formed "Dinner Club" group of eight decided that this restaurant was to be the starting point of many that we would visit in the months to come. We were not disappointed! The standout for me was everything. Delicately cooked scallops on twice cooked...More

Thank kushiebear
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We went there for a meal on a Sunday evening, it was not busy and the food was less than good. A sirloin steak that was extremely tough, reheated seasonal vegetables that were dry and tasteless. Sadly I wouldn't recommend this as a good eatery.

Thank poppylover
Reviewed 4 August 2013

My daughter & I had a most enjoyable evening meal at The Factory recently. We shared a side of Escargot, not having tried them before, and Tuatua entrée. The Tuatua entrée was absolutely divine! Mains of pork and duck, beautifully presented and all dishes served...More

Thank Adrienne F
Reviewed 20 July 2013

My Mum saw this restaurant on Trip Advisor and had never had French food before (whilst I had). It was very hard to find, set back off the road behind a high fence close to an intersection so we actually drove past it twice before...More

Thank D B
Reviewed 7 July 2013

I love this place. It is slightly hidden in the Ahuriri town, but so worth it. Beautiful simple decor. Have been here 5 times now, never disappointed with the food! Great wine selection too.

Thank Summer_Tango
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 hotels in Napier
The Crown Hotel Napier
1,235 reviews
.30 km away
Harbour View Lodge
166 reviews
.31 km away
East Pier Hotel
77 reviews
.35 km away
Navigate Seaside Hotel & Apartments
849 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Three Doors Up
330 reviews
.19 km away
The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar
1,481 reviews
.22 km away
The Gintrap Restaurant & Bar
302 reviews
.18 km away
Master of India
182 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Faraday Centre
89 reviews
1.52 km away
Botanical Gardens
68 reviews
.95 km away
Ahuriri Estuary Walk
139 reviews
.91 km away
Supertrike Tours and Hire
426 reviews
1.14 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Bridge Street | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
Introducing our French Chef from Bretagne France, Jean Vincent Corvest.French Bistro with authentic french flavors at very reasonable prices.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing