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The Exchange Bar & Brasserie

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45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
6 833 7733
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
FANTASTIC!! THE BEST!

I have been coming to this wonderful cafe in central Queenstown for many months now and felt this review was long overdue.. its funny that often the places you go to all the time you tend to take for granted and thus forget to review them! I have to say that every time my family and I have visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Queenstown
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to this wonderful cafe in central Queenstown for many months now and felt this review was long overdue.. its funny that often the places you go to all the time you tend to take for granted and thus forget to review them! I have to say that every time my family and I have visited the... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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107 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were very tired when we arrived at the hotel, 6 and a half hours driving so thought it easier to eat at the Te Panias restaurant. That was a very good move, as both dishes of stuffed belly pork and the above mentioned lamb were absolutely delicious, the different flavoured acompliments and sauces worked so very well.Only niggle was... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Breakfast was good, so that evening we booked for Dinner, which was also excellent. Staff were helpful and attentive. The only issue was the W.Indies cricket team were at breakfast Sunday the same time as us and the service was slow as the dining room was so busy. This we understand, however the food was inferior to Saturdays breakfast, shame... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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128 reviews 128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The brasserie is part of the Te Pania Hotel complex. We had several breakfasts and an an evening meal while staying at the hotel. The food was excellent, and service was good. Recommended.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We dined at the brasserie on two nights - both times the food was well presented, great flavour combinations, well thought-out menu offering a great selection to choose from. The staff were friendly, great service, relaxing atmosphere and its in a great location on Marine Parade.

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We dined in this restaurant one night and breakfasted two mornings whilst staying at the main hotel, Scenic Hotel Te Pania onMarine Parade, the food was excellent and the staff were friendly and efficient. What more can you ask of a restaurant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Scenic Hotel Te Pania on Marine Parade opposite the Ocean Spa. Everything about this restaurant is top class from the location and crisp white linen tablecloths to the service and food. I ordered the pork which melted in my mouth, the children had the chicken tenders which were tasty and... More 

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Melbourne
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231 reviews 231 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Travelling from Taupo on Xmas Day, we booked dinner here. It was a buffet style with soup, prawns, oysters, mussels, many types of salads, cold meats, roast turkey, ham, lamb and vegetables. Dessert was many types of small cakes, puddings & fruit. Excellent assortment of food to suit all. Complimentary champagne on arrival was a nice touch.

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The team at The Exchange helped us out of a very tight spot by hosting a family breakfast for a large group at very short notice. The food was outstanding, as was the customer service. Their helpfulness and excellent food made a very positive impact on everyone in our group and I know many of us will return. This is... More 

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Shanghai, China
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184 reviews 184 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very friendly staff and managers on top of their game here. Unusual and fun menu choices; delcious beers and wines. Central location to walk to and lovely building. Nice

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  • Address: 45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: 6 833 7733

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