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Mister 'D's Bistro

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47 Tennyson St, Napier, New Zealand
06-835-5022
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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 212
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best place in town!

Love the atmosphere, food it's nice & fresh! The owner, Mr D was there on the spot cooking! Also next door they have this amazing tapas bar called Monica Loves! Soooo romantic as they have a painted wall like the one in Italy full of hearts & love words! This is a must go in Napier

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Ana G
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361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Love the atmosphere, food it's nice & fresh! The owner, Mr D was there on the spot cooking! Also next door they have this amazing tapas bar called Monica Loves! Soooo romantic as they have a painted wall like the one in Italy full of hearts & love words! This is a must go in Napier

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Friendly owner. Good customer service. Convenient location in the city and very close to VR Napier Hotel. Excellent Chai. felt at home talking to he friendly owner.

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Wellington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've been hee a few times when travelling for work. Great atmosphere, great waitstaff but the food is hit and miss. The fill your own donuts look amazing but I haven't tried them

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It looked like it should be great but arriving at 7 all the staff were huddled at the far end of the restaurant having a meeting I think. We were the first patrons. Ordered the lamb appetizer and it was fairly big so decided to cancel my main as realized the rest would be too much for me. Huge restaurant... More 

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

we did so for lunch after we had a 35km bike ride. sit at the back in the little olive tree'd garden great bread basket and.... the very best caprese salad if your taste buds are healthy you will enjoy this simple but oh so tasty food

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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had high expectations and the tension was raised further when Mister D's was closed all Good Friday. We got in early for breakfast, therefore, and fortunately it was all it is cracked up to be. I had the poached eggs, mushroom etc, which were all good but it was the side of wild game black pudding that was the star... More 

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auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were treated like stars! The place was buzzing on a Sunday morning and the food wa fantastic, our best in whole weekend. The staff were exceptional. Couldnt fault the place.

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Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Best damn corn fritters I have ever had. Coffee was very enjoyable too but the corn fritters, I have never had any like it. I was determined not to get a doughnut despite the good things I heard regarding those I wanted something different and I was not disappointed!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

On a rainy Thursday night, when passing by other restaurants that were almost empty, this place was buzzing! So glad I came here. The sweetcorn soup was superb, with the chipotle cream and the popcorn instead of croutons, why didn't I ever think of that! And as a main I had the duck risotto, which was a light fluffy version... More 

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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was good, interesting preparations. Service fast and friendly. However, the "pulled pork" was actually pork bellies (not at all the same) and the macaroon was not coconut, but instead was meringue. Need to rewrite the menu. Good value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Tennyson St, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: 06-835-5022

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:30 pm

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