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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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Today
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
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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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  • 110
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 6
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  • 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
MMMMMM donuts

Well, we went for the donuts, but were impressed by the ambience, service and just yummy breakfast. The best flat white we had in New Zealand. The donuts just need to be cooked all the way through, but the syringe to fill it with your favorite filling is way cool and fun!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2014
Caroline F
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Burke, Virginia
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Burke, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Well, we went for the donuts, but were impressed by the ambience, service and just yummy breakfast. The best flat white we had in New Zealand. The donuts just need to be cooked all the way through, but the syringe to fill it with your favorite filling is way cool and fun!

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We ate here twice while in Napier. Both times we really enjoyed the meals and two meals in particular were amazing. It was very crowed and the service wasn't great but it was worth the wait.

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Napier, New Zealand
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229 reviews 229 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The waiter was enthusiastic and attentive but did not over do it. The food was good but not quite there. Fried bread disappointing, flavours a little too bland. Nice atmosphere considering not surviving on view but customer experience.

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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

After reading some very positive reviews we booked in here about a week prior which was just as well as it was booked out and a large number of walk ups were turned away. It had a very interesting menu and we will return again.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Happened upon this fabulous eatery while in Napier for the weekend. We liked the food so much we ate dinner and had breakfast two days running. The food is just a bit different and absolutely delicious. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. Despite being busy it wasn't too noisy - they've got the acoustics right unlike many others. So... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We ate the squid ink pasta with clams and the rabbit tortellini, and would highly recommend those dishes. The place had excellent service and it was probably the best meal of our road trip.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Popped in for lunch today. Very warm welcome from happy enthusiastic staff. Husband had the best pulled pork which was so tender but with a crisp outside. Yum!!! And finished off with great coffee and unique "fill your own" donuts. We spent all the meal watching the kitchen make tray after tray of donuts. With a syringe of custard on... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've been here for lunch a few times both for business meetings/networking & personal (catching up with friends etc). I've always been pleased with the menu choices & the friendly service. There's usually something a little "out of the ordinary" on the menu which is great. Apparently the doughnuts are "to die for" but I haven't tried them myself. Enjoy:)

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Kilmarnock, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Spending one rainy night in Napier we were delighted to have this recommended to us. The Kingfish salad/appetizer was out of this world. Love to be able to go back.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was a great choice for a nice lunch out on our first day in Napier, for a girls weekend away. The food was freshly made to order off the dine-in menu and the dessert was really cool, especially as I opted for the donut with inject your own jam! And it was definitely as yummy as it sounds. The... More 

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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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