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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
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • 204
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 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
Excellent food, great coffee

The only thing we were disappointed in was the fact that they weren't open for dinner during the time we were in Napier! The food was excellent, fresh and well thought out, the service was so friendly and the atmosphere was bright, airy and lovely. The locals that came in when we were there they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Aymee M
,
Fremantle, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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347 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fremantle, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The only thing we were disappointed in was the fact that they weren't open for dinner during the time we were in Napier! The food was excellent, fresh and well thought out, the service was so friendly and the atmosphere was bright, airy and lovely. The locals that came in when we were there they knew by name. It had... More 

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Prague
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went to Mister D's for breakfast and to meet friends. The coffee is great and the poached eggs were cooked to perfection. The herbal tea was on the small side. I prefer, in a place of this quality, to have a large pot. The service was pleasant enough if a touch unpolished. These are quibbles, but the prices and... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visiting Napier to see the Art Deco buildings makes for an excellent trip, but can be quite exhausting. Mister D's Bistro provided a perfect lunchtime retreat. Food was innovative and generally excellent, wine was good and everything was beautifully presented. When we visited, there was quite a variety of people there, from family gatherings over their speciality doughnuts to business... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

No visit to Napier is complete for our family, without a Mister D doughnut :-) Custard, jam or chocolate syringe ... mmm. Liking the olive tree courtyard also.

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surrey
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

On a Thursday night in February, Mister D was extremely busy, seemingly very popular with residents and tourists alike. We thought it a bit pretentious and pricey. However, the food turned out to be rather better than we expected. My wife and I had a satisfying tomato greens and bean soup (much better than it sounds) followed by respectively grilled... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We have visited several times over the past few months, and only ever been disappointed when they were closed for a Xmas break. The quality and variety of the food is always great. Nice atmosphere, and the service is perfect. A regular haunt for those who know a great venue when they find one.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our motelier recommended Mister D's - we walked past and from the street it tells you that they know what they are doing - a quick read of the menu and we booked a table for dinner. The experience lived up to the first impressions. The service was friendly and relaxed and we were looked after by the whole crew... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

By day, this place does great coffee, lunches and home made baked delights. We booked dinner on the back of an excellent morning coffee. In the evening it transforms into a lovely place for dinner. The food is delicious and reasonably priced given the high quality. Service is friendly and efficient. Well worth trying.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I've tried this place a few times, both in the evening and during the day. Every time the service is off and the food combinations are odd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Went here after I saw the trip advisor recommendations. We were not disappointed. I had a doughnut with bacon and maple syrup and hubby had one with custard and jelly. Outstanding. I could be back tomorrow morning for another doughnut. They are dangerous.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?