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MINT Restaurant

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European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 4050
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mint restaurant is set in an 1897 heritage house on Napier's Marine...
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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Good for:
Doing business
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 133
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mint Quality

Excellent restaurant with great food. Ideally located across from the ocean. Would recommend a table upstairs where you can get a view across the beach. Food was really tasty & reasonably priced for a quality restaurant. Waitress was very nice & helpful. Overall a very pleasant environment for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jon C
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant with great food. Ideally located across from the ocean. Would recommend a table upstairs where you can get a view across the beach. Food was really tasty & reasonably priced for a quality restaurant. Waitress was very nice & helpful. Overall a very pleasant environment for dinner.

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Kerikeri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant with great food, service and wine list. An easy walk from Pebble Beach Motor Lodge where we were staying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

food was amazing but quite slow coming out. Lovely enthusiastic staff. I got the lamb and my partner got the duck with venison sausage. Sausage was quite dry and nothing exceptional! However I loved my lamb dish and couldn't fault it!!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We eat here last week whilst in Napier after finding out about it on TA. It was really nice to come to a decent restaurant with fine dining but mains at around 30 dollars so not overpriced. My mussels to start were delicious and my lamb main was also really tasty. I have to say dessert let it down for... More 

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New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant based on reviews, it was #3, and we had eaten at Elephant Hill, #6, and it was superb. Mint was not and not really in the same class. The food was generally good with some extreme exceptions. The entree of prawns in crayfish bisque was a lovely bisque with overcooked dry prawns. The duck and fish... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Perhaps if I were a meat eater this place would rate, otherwise you can get more inspired dishes in the town center.

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great location but no real views. Wait staff very helpful & friendly. Meals were great, my entree was a bit sparce, but my second entree with a side for my main certainly made up for it...delicious!!

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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best dining experiences in New Zealand. The hostess was very helpful and helped us get a seating with no reservation on a very busy night. Both cuisine and wine pairing exquisite.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best restaurants we visited in NZ, nice atmosphere with well prepared and served food. Menu was not the "norm" but had originality and the server knew all about the dishes and what their taste was like. Really Good

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Delicious food, accommodating staff, all around great experience. We arrived with no reservation and were made to feel right at home while we waited a few minutes for a table to become available. The menu had wonderful choices and we loved the food -- the shrimp salad was particularly memorable. Staff was professional and friendly. By far the best restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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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