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MINT Restaurant

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New Zealand, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 4050
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Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Mint restaurant is set in an 1897 heritage house on Napier's Marine Parade,...
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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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 3
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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
Exquisite

I may have died and be in heaven. I do not remember when I last had a meal and wine that exquisite. Even being on my own could not detract except that I couldn't taste anyone else's food. Please look at their menu snd book your flights to the other side of the world ... You won't regret it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Ripon
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Ripon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I may have died and be in heaven. I do not remember when I last had a meal and wine that exquisite. Even being on my own could not detract except that I couldn't taste anyone else's food. Please look at their menu snd book your flights to the other side of the world ... You won't regret it. Needless... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We last visited Mint during the World Rugby Cup 2011 ... In its early days. Our table of four were delIghted with our 2016 experience. Great food, wine , beer & atmosphere and all at a very reasonable price. We will return!!

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Thank GNMPERTH
Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant just along the road from our motel. A real gem. Fabulous food and service. Good value too.

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Thank Val J
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steve and Ruth are a great team. She runs the front of house so personally and efficiently while Steve creates wonderful dishes to rival any Michelin starred restaurant. Thank you for making our wedding anniversary so special again.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's rather good when a TripAdvisor suggestion comes up trumps. Good food, good service, pleasant staff and a well designed room all came together for an enjoyable evening and that leaves aside the useful wine list.

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Thank Faircrit
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mint is very handy to large number of Motels, being on the parade. Food is very good as is the service.

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Thank tess n
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went there for dinner last night and had a fantastic meal. Everything was cooked to perfection, and the front of house was very attentive and looked after you well. Been on holiday for two weeks, have eaten out every day and this was by far the best meal we have had. Definitely recommend!!!!

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Thank AVFC78
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant by chance when travelling through Napier on a motorhome tour of the North Island. We tweeted we were looking forward to experiencing some excellent local cuisine and the restaurant manager put us on the best table by the open bay windows and ensured we had great service all night. The food and wine were excellent... More 

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Thank AngieBei
Seabrook Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mint's a delightful small (maybe 10-15 tables) restaurant along the Esplanade, not far from the iSite centre. They offer 5 or 6 entrees and 5 or 6 mains,the right number for the chef to be able to get them all right. Our entrees were green-lipped mussels and goat cheese tart, both delicious. Mains of brisket and lamb shoulder were equally... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous dinner with great food and service - we had a beautiful dinner - duck was very moist - food interesting and definitely not something you would cook at home

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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 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: New Zealand, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings

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. Sample menus and table bookings available on our website.Your hosts, Steve and Ruth Beere. Bon Appetit

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