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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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 service, delicious food!

Arrived late one night at the hotel as I was in the area for work and it was easy. Had such a great meal and service that we came back again. Service by the bar and restaurant team was professional yet relaxed. Can recommend eye fillet, garlic prawns and particularly pork chop. Lamb rack was also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Helen S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived late one night at the hotel as I was in the area for work and it was easy. Had such a great meal and service that we came back again. Service by the bar and restaurant team was professional yet relaxed. Can recommend eye fillet, garlic prawns and particularly pork chop. Lamb rack was also tasty, but small and... More 

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Thank Helen S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just sit back, relax and enjoy the view and the local gentle activities with your early morning coffee. Brilliant.

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Thank AllanJ327a
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I went here simply because we were staying at the hotel, but were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The restaurant was nearly empty, and the staff a little preoccupied, but the food itself was some of the best we have ever eaten. Truly could not understand why it was so empty, particularly compared... More 

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Thank emidoda
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Lovely food, very obliging with my food allergies, they were happy to mix and match a meal to suit me.

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1 Thank Letia B
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We visited here on Friday night with a party of ten. The menu selection is excellent. Those who had entrees were more than pleased with their choice, beautifully presented and very generous. My choice of fish for mains was absolutely delicious. The seasonal selection of vegetables were the tastiest vegetables I have ever had with a meal. Those who chose... More 

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1 Thank Reecechris-evans
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

If you want a great restaurant with good service after a day of travel or activities, then this is the restaurant. The food is always impeccable and the service great. The only issue is deciding what to eat as the menu has great choice along with the daily specials.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We have eaten here twice now and were very impressed. Both times the restaurant was near empty despite it being a Saturday night, which is a shame because the food is very good. Last weekend we went and shared the pork belly stuffed with bacon and pistachio, and the catch of the day which was a white fish (can't remember... More 

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1 Thank Caitlin N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I really haven't tried their mains but I love ordering their breads which comes with dips. I have also tried their calamari/salt n pepper which was cooked very well. Staff are always friendly and accommodating.

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1 Thank Tosca A
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went for dinner, and was very pleased that i did. I had the vegetarian dish which was tasty, and of a decent quantity, for pudding i had a orange icecream pavlova dish which was melt in your mouth. The service was exceptional, I arrived at 6pm without a reservation and was promptly seated with a great smile, food came out... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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