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MINT Restaurant

189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 4050
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Ranked #4 of 132 restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
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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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I happened upon Mint as the restaurant I planned to eat at was closed. It looks inviting and intimate and certainly is. The menu is high quality and full of technical dishes at absolutely great prices. The food is to die for with amazing presentation and surprising taste sensations. If your in Napier you must go!

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent food. A must try for all chocoholics is the chocolate log dessert. My partner & I can have that as a main!! The lamb was amazing, flavourful & melt in your mouth tenderness! Wonderful service. Highly recommend it. Definitely will be back.

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New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

A group of us dined at Mint and we were all very well pleased with our meals. The FAWC special was excellent - I don't think I've ever had such tender delicious venison and the beetroot purée and sour cherry flavours complemented it perfectly. I couldn't fit in dessert but stole a couple of spoonfuls of chocolate log - next... More

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New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Four of us went to Mint last Friday and found the food, service, and value for money were all very good. Would definitely recommend it.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had a reservation at 8 p.m. On arrival we were shown to our table which was next to the toilet and we were told that no other tables were available. Then had the menu and ordered 2 glasses of wine while we looked into the menu. As the wine had not shown up 15 minutes later (and a lot of... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Hard to fault but don't come here if you want a bargain feed, it's not cheap, but then you get what you pay for! Service is very attentive and prompt, but could be a little more chatty/fun/lighthearted, not asking for jugglers but just a bit warmer and engaged. Mains could be a little more generous. The desserts really are outstanding,... More

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Rotorua
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

the place looks charming and elegant from the outside and stylish when you walk through the door. the wine list was strong and reasonable price wise. Menu covered all the bases for me, 8 in our party al very happy with the choices made the service, the wine and the whole experience. Would come again, looking to plan to bring... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Mint was perfect for an intimate dinner. We had fabulous food and the service was excellent. Would definitely go back and recommend it.

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Essex UK
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308 reviews 308 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I wanted to eat here on our first night in Napier but my husband wasn't sure about the menu. However, after a disappointing meal at the Emporium he relented and we ate here on our second night. I had the tiger prawn and crayfish bisque which was to die for and my husband had the duo of rabbit which he... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and I dined here after my work colleague has been talking about the mint for so long and recommending it to customers. Well I was not disappointed. Napier is very lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant. I could not fault it. The food was amazing and well presented. The wait staff were friendly and well groomed. The... More

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