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All 138 Napier Restaurants

The Exchange Bar & Brasserie

45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
6 833 7733
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Ranked #14 of 138 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Have dined at numbers of 'rated' restaurants in the Napier/Hastings area and been pleasantly delighted at many of them. So how did the this restaurant slip by us in the past?. Tonight we encountered wonderful service that set us at ease on entry to the restaurant..as did the pleasant ambience of the restaurants music and table seating. Professional service, with... More 

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

OK so here is the bottom line. We did not feel like walking out for dinner so we ate in at the hotel. To our very pleasant surprise, the food was very good. The tomato soup and snapper were evening specials on the menu. Both were quite good as was the tempura shrimp starter. Whether the service was good or... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Strange how little things and first impressions make such a difference in restaurants. When we walked into the Exchange Brassiere at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania the crisp white starched napkins immediately shouted, “You’ve come to the RIGHT PLACE! We were part of a large group in the Art Deco Cafe Crawl and we were there for the entree. The... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I dined here as part of a large group at a function in conjunction with Napier's Art Deco Weekend. It was a very warm night so we were able to dine with all the doors open along the front of the restaurant looking out onto the activity on the Marine Parade. The staff were working to a very limited time... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My Husband and i dined here a few days back he had the most amazing goat curry that the indian head chef had made i am not a fan of goat or curry but the taste was not what i thought it would be,Both me and my husband passed our best thank you to the indian head chef that he... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Lovely indoor/outdoor area, clean, tidy. Good choices on the menu, fresh, perfectly prepared. Good value as well.

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

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