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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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  • 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
Delightful food and good value

Not an extensive menu, but the food is excellent. The beef cheek and steak combination was melt in your mouth and very flavoursome. Good wine list and reasonably priced. Good attentive service without being intrusive. Overall a very good experience and will visit again next time in Napier.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Not an extensive menu, but the food is excellent. The beef cheek and steak combination was melt in your mouth and very flavoursome. Good wine list and reasonably priced. Good attentive service without being intrusive. Overall a very good experience and will visit again next time in Napier.

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What a gem such an unassuming place, thank you Tripadvisor reviewers you are all right and is your reviews that it got us here. Excellent food with a good well price wine list, very efficient and friendly service and very convenient location 5 minutes from our Hotel (Dome). This days you don't find honest food like this, either is to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The only reason Mint didn't get 5 stars is because we have recently been to Gordon Ramsay's flagship restaurant in London, and that just can't be equalled! That said, we cannot fault this gorgeous gem of a restaurant. We had a lovely evening and the food was sublime. Thanks!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

I would have to assume the only thing keeping this restaurant running is its location, where new customers come in and try and never revisit again, their food can never keep any regular customers. The shrimp entrée I order was bland with rather unpleasant fishy smell and the duck main was not good either, we didn't even want to order... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I really like this place. Staff are friendly, efficient and helpful. The Matre D is the owner and her partner is the chef. From what she told me, she is also a trained chef but now concentrates on front of house. The food is excellent but I must admit to having the same main every time because it was so... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent meal and service, nice views and a relaxed atmosphere, recommend a visit if you are ever in Napier

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Las Palmas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We regarded it as a good sign when they were booked out on a Thursday, and we're certainly not disappointed when we ate there the next night. A really delicious meal, from an interesting menu, all well presented on the plate, and with helpful and friendly staff.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good food efficiently presented. They were unphased by my wife's dietary requirements (gluten yeast and dairy intolerant) still producing an interesting and appetising meal. So good we returned!

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Book before you go, though we did manage to get a table when booked 24hrs in advance. Simply decorated small restaurant with the focus on food. Nice spacing between the tables for privacy. Staff welcoming and pleasant. Great varied choice of menu, I had the slow cooked shoulder and loin of lamb which was tender and flavoursome. For desserts the... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just to say we had a lovely meal at Mint on Saturday 7th March. We were seated upstairs I like this as it’s a more intimate setting with views across to the ocean! The baby beetroot and goats cheese starter was fabulous, as to was my main of monkfish, but the dessert was even better Brule with Alaska Bombe!! You... 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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