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Mister 'D's Bistro

47 Tennyson St, Napier, New Zealand
06-835-5022
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Ranked #7 of 133 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What I like most about Mister D is that they go the extra yard to offer you a lunch/dinning experience rather than just serving you good food. The way they present the food is very creative and the staff tries to be more than just staff, they make it more personal. I like the semi open kitchen and the fact... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited as part of an extended family group. The service was very good - just right and not over fussy, but friendly and fun. The food was reasonable but not spectacular. Prices reflect the central city location and the ambience is informal but buzzy. Not really a fine dining experience but a decent option for informal gatherings.

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New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Taken to this bistro for lunch by our ad agency, this was a perfect spot for a business lunch. The service was prompt and efficient and the food stunning. Mister D's has an open style kitchen, so you can watch what's going on. Today, I had the scallop entrée with ginger and cucumber - excellent flavours. A smaller dish but... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant would fit in any of the swanky Auckland/Wellington scene - great food, friendly service and tasteful interiors makes this a lovely place to enjoy our breakfasts - and we came back for more. Breakfast tip: order the bacon!

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Napier, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

seven of us went for tea at Mr D. Located in an outside courtyard in front of a fire was nice enough. The toilets 3 metres away that everytime they opened you could see all the fittings was not that nice, People in the toilets could easily hear us talking............. The noise level in the courtyard was far better than... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A new cafe/restaurant with light food.Excellent service and food and a great place to meet and have coffee and a doughnut(their speciality ) Right inthe centre of the city.Fine for grandchildren and mothers with young children.It all seems to work very well.It has an open kitchen.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is my 3rd visit over the past 2 years. This place is fantastic, the food is always fresh, delicious, and beautifully prepared. Service is attentatively discreet. Highly recommended, even when you're dining solo like me. Will be back every time I come to Napier!

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New Zealand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

we booked in for dinner after a friend said to try it out - we perused all the awards Mister D has won and the menu on the door (slightly out of date) and then are pleased to report that our meal matched the expectations. The wait staff were efficient and friendly and seemed to know the meals well if... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stumbled into Mr D's Bistro looking for a coffee on our first trip to Napier and wow, were pleased we did. We stopped for a delicious lunch followed by one of the famous doughnuts. The lunch menu is interesting and varied, my caramelised onion tart was very good and my husband loved the rabbit tortellini with a side of steamed... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you have any kind of high blood pressure give the risotto here a miss. I thought I'd stumbled on a salt mine - couldn't eat it beyond a few mouthfuls. The chef should try eat a whole plate not just a sample. Maybe he made a mistake with my dish - I hope so. Also, don't try booking ahead.... More

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