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Provenir

$$$$
New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, International
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130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 0111
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Provenir is a modern local restaurant with a seasonally driven menu. The...
Provenir is a modern local restaurant with a seasonally driven menu. The centre of the restaurant is the kitchen where ingredient quality is non-negotiable.

Provenir emphasises the age old formula of simple ingredients cooked well, freshness with a sense of energy, a little bit theatrical, true to life with quality and a story.

Hand made, artisanal, from farm to chef. We know our farmers, fisherman, wine makers & growers; from Rod McDonald with his Quarter Acre stunning Syrah, to Bill French who raises our Perendale Lamb, they are just a few of our team.

Head Chef - Marcus Berndt
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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food with a view

We are regular visitors to Provenir. As we have a holiday home about one kilometre away, it is almost our 'local'. Provenir is just across the road from a sandy beach at Paihia in the Bay of Islands and has great views across the bay. The menu is interesting, reasonably varied and fairly priced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
platypus7
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Auckland
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Entered the restaurant at 1:50 to be told [off-handedly] that lunch was over. Only Poolside meals were available. OK, I said, I'll take poolside. Was left alone with a menu for 15 minutes while the waitress - who had no other customers to serve - did some cleaning up behind the bar. I was in full view of her, but... More 

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Thank Peter M
Auckland
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are regular visitors to Provenir. As we have a holiday home about one kilometre away, it is almost our 'local'. Provenir is just across the road from a sandy beach at Paihia in the Bay of Islands and has great views across the bay. The menu is interesting, reasonably varied and fairly priced for the level of dining being... More 

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Thank platypus7
Whangarei
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A big thank you to Marcus and his team for the wonderful lunch you served for my husbands special birthday lunch. Everything about our experience met out expectations for a special celebration from the carefully chosen meal options to the beautiful table settings and specially printed menu.. The food was delicious and the main served hot, beautifully presented and in... More 

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Thank Gillian A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful venue for a special celebration. The staff were friendly and coped well with a large family group. The food was beautifully presented and just right for a summer lunch.

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1 Thank Jackie H
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal provided looked good but was so small a serving ie one scallop for entree. Disappointing. The main steak or chicken, fish enjoyed but no vegetables those at the table talked about this plus the serving size, Special gateau for dessert I personally found dry and unappetising , others liked it at least they ate it.

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Thank 296Brendav
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location, friendly service and great food. A little more up-market than many of the restaurants in this holiday locale so makes for a special night out.

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Thank ozzie_wanderlust
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in a hotel, we love the setting and view, but food and service are just OK, my entree, was very over cooked, not many options for entree or main. Would not recommend if looking for a place to eat.Service is friendly.

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Thank JLWK2015
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant have a Nice setting and THE service is Friendly but not At all professional .Tey do their best.About THE food i can say iTS good quality but VERY SMALL portions.Despite of that iTS nearly THE only choice in Paihia If you don't like Indian food.

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Thank bernardverheecke
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on my second night staying in Paihia and was very very impressed with the service, food and drink selection. the night before I unfortunately went to 35 and was not happy with them so to have such an amazing experience at Provenir was the best feeling. The chefs do an amazing job at making the food look so... More 

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Thank guyco
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for a celebratory dinner after my husband completed the Russell-Paihia Ocean Swim - what a great way to mark a special occasion! The night was dull and wet, but the restaurant was sparkling and elegant. We shared some asparagus to start - divine! Then I had the duck and he had lamb or beef (my duck was so... More 

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PBRManager, Executive chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Dear valued customer Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Congratulations again on your husbands swim. Sincerely Marcus More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 0111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 100
  • Cuisine: New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Provenir is a modern local restaurant with a seasonally driven menu. The centre of the restaurant is the kitchen where ingredient quality is non-negotiable.

Provenir emphasises the age old formula of simple ingredients cooked well, freshness with a sense of energy, a little bit theatrical, true to life with quality and a story.

Hand made, artisanal, from farm to chef. We know our farmers, fisherman, wine makers & growers; from Rod McDonald with his Quarter Acre stunning Syrah, to Bill French who raises our Perendale Lamb, they are just a few of our team.

Head Chef - Marcus Berndt
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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