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MINT Restaurant

189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 4050
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Ranked #4 of 135 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mint restaurant is set in an 1897 heritage house on Napier's Marine Parade, it's modernised interior offers comfortable ambient dining. Open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, Dinner Tuesday 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. Menus and table bookings available on our website.Your hosts, Steve and Ruth Beere.Bon Appetit
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Levin, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mint from the moment we were welcomed and seated at a table by the window and near a heater, which was appreciated on a cold evening. Although only a small selection of main dishes on menu, there were two specials to also choose from. The service we received was excellent and meals were delivered without... More

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auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Chose to dine at this restaurant based on other reviews on this site and was not disappointed. Perfect food and impeccable service. The best meal so far on this road trip, so thanks Trip Advisor. I had the venison entree and lamb mani, hubby had the crayfish bisque, fish of the day, and affogato. All were amazing - beautifully presented... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had the choice between 2 restaurants we wanted to try during our week end in Napier, Mint was one of them. The other one was closed due to the All Blacks game in Napier that night, so Mint it was, and No regret what so ever!! The food was excellent, the service superbe. We had entrée, main and dessert.... More

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Dined at Mint last night whilst the other half of Napier went to the Rugby. Had a table at the front overlooking marine parade and enjoyed excellent service from Ruth. Slight variation to the main of braised ox cheek for beef did not compromise the quality of the food for our dinner. Enjoyed this night out and would highly recommend.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Mint ticks all of my 'great dining experience' boxes : - Friendly, unobtrusive service. - A beautiful dining environment (the leadlight entranceway is spectacular). - Innovative flavour combinations, without being tricky for the sake of it. - The chance to try something new - Value for money - whilst not cheap, at Mint you feel you've got your money's worth.... More

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Hubby and I dined here and were welcomed warmly with a nice cozy table. We ordered entrees of venison and duck livers and both were full of flavour. For mains we had duo of beef (the bone marrow served with mine was melt in your mouth yum) and hubby had duck and pork sausage dishes and both again were flavoursome.... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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138 reviews 138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We arrived in Napier much later than anticipated on a Tuesday night in late Winter. Without any hardcore dining plans, we were a little concerned that we would have to dine in a restaurant that we had "settled" on. Fortunately, MINT turned out to be an excellent choice giving us a great dinner of seasonal dishes! Even better, the server... More

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

After having had a great meal at Mint fourteen months ago on a previous visit to Napier, we had no hesitation about going again on our recent (August 2014) visit. Quality of service and food was as high as ever: the staff and manager were most friendly and helpful. The quality of the food is exceptional - our only regret... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Impromptu visit. We found the food and service were excellent with a reasonable wine list. The menu was fixed price for each course and appeared good value for money. We both enjoyed the mains and deserts we chose.

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Pirongia, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wonderful food that was served with grace and style. Great wine list highlighting local wines. All food sourced locally and cooked to perfection. Relaxing intimate restaurant with attentive but discreet staff. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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