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“Tasty Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thirsty Whale

Thirsty Whale
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
068358815
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Ranked #18 of 136 Restaurants in Napier
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Tasty Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The food was quite tasty and well presented. Good value for money for the area in question. Quite busy and good ambience, atmosphere.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good Location and Set up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This restaurant is located near the marina.
Parking is ideal
Local boating scenes and fishing trawlers provide a good scene
Good indoor / outdoor seating set up
Good decor inside the venue
Reasonable wine and beer selections.
Our meals were pretty good.
Service was up to standard
There was a mix of locals and tourists when we were there - so good vibe
Definitely go back if the opportunity became available.
John / Sydney

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Havelock north
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food, Exceptional Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Recently took a party of 15 for a set menu dinner and was blown away with the meal. Wine list was exceptional and the service I couldn't fault. Everyone attending made a comment about how professional the place was. Would definitely go back.

Visited March 2013
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Atmosphere ++++”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Lovely meal - nice fresh ingredients with delicious flavour - yum. After dinner the music started and it was time for a boogie - great way to finish the night after a great day in Napier.

Visited March 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“good location and good staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We went there on a Business dinner wed 13th and it was extremely busy , but the staff were quick to seat us and were efficient and welcoming upon arrival and informed us of the special's .
Our drinks were never empty and the two blonde waitresses were very knowledgable and gave great service , even though they looked run off their feet, they all had a smile to give . The view was great , although could have done with more lights outside . The food was enjoyable , and a great beer selection .
Upon paying i spoke to the manager and he was warm and friendly also, with staff like that i would have them work for me any day .

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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