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MINT Restaurant

189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 4050
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Ranked #3 of 135 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: European, 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 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. Menus and table bookings available on our website.Your hosts, Steve and Ruth Beere. Bon Appetit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 NEW

I took my 4 year old daughter in to Mint for a dessert date treat. The staff were polite and very accommodating. I asked for the tiramisu when the waitress kindly reminded me of the espresso and offered to make my daughter a small baked Alaska free of charge. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dessert which arrived quickly. A table... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The atmosphere and service definitely fit into the 'fine dining' category. Situated on Marine Parade opposite the skate park - don’t expect to be able to see the sea! Very nice local wines available. A little pricey but the menu did offer quite an interesting and varied choice. We both had the leek and asparagus soup which was overly peppery,... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had our Christmas function here recently. Prior to this I had heard great reviews about this place. The set menu sounded luxurious, unfortunately the quality of the food didn't live up to the reputation. Whilst the wait staff were friendly, helpful and couldn't do enough to ensure we were well cared for, the food was dry, tasteless and stone... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wonderful food and ambience. Staff were knowledgable and unobtrusive. The food was very tasty and creatively served. All in all a memorable evening.

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New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Peaceful atmosphere and very tasty food - the tiramisu finished off the meal rather nicely:) in a row of terrace houses on marine parade - so nice views for a stroll before or after dinner. Great selection of traditional dishes but some new ideas too which was good.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Website says closed Monday but it's not. Nice location on seafront one of seven old Victorian wooden villas. Service pleasant if a bit inexperienced.. Came to clear table without asking if I was finished.. Starter rabbit chicken and pistachio terrine beautiful presentation with yummy hawkes Bay orange marmalade in individual preserving jar. Bread roll pleasant butter bland. Nice crisp slices... More 

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pyrmontnz, website manager at MINT Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your feedback to help us make improvements. We have looked into our website and found the correct open hours, but unfortunately had not updated our hours on Trip Advisor, so have made the changes required, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope you have a fantastic day. Kind... More 

Tasmania, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I had checked out the Trip Advisor before we booked. The reviews were good and did not let us down. Upon opening the door delicious food aromas wafted up our nostrils. The girls welcomed us in and sat us at a table overlooking the sea. There were table clothes on the tables which is a bit of a rarity these... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went to Mint last night. They were very welcoming and cared about us because it was such a cold night and brought a heat close to us which was nice. Fab meal and service was awesome. Beef Checks just melted in the mouth and pudding ummmm.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We found the restaurant vey relaxing from the start. Staff gave us a warm welcome as soon as we entered that door and took our order as soon as we were ready. They were also very attentive to our needs. The food was beautiful both in Presentation and taste.

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Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My Wife & I dined at Mint when we were in Napier recently. The staff were very pleasant, the dining room was very well furnished and decorated and most of all, the food was delicious. My Wife is Gluten Intolerant, and her dishes were adapted to suit. Overall, we had a very pleasant evening at Mint, and we would definitely... More 

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Additional Information about MINT Restaurant

Address: 189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-835 4050
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
Cuisine: European, Contemporary, New Zealand

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