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“SR” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Emporium Eatery & Bar

Emporium Eatery & Bar
Corner Marine Parade and Tennyson Street, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 0013
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Ranked #7 of 135 Restaurants in Napier
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: International, Bar, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Emporium Eatery and Bar is the latest addition to Art Deco Masonic Hotel, and to buzzing inner city Napier. Designed by reputed restaurant designer Tom Skyring, Emporium has a truly unique look and feel – rich leathers, a stunning marble bar, warm wood and just the right amount of Art Deco. Emporium mixes the modern with the classic, to create a very special atmosphere in this iconic heritage building.Emporium isn’t just a bar, and it’s more than an exciting new restaurant, it’s a meeting place. With a menu meant for sharing, and the most extensive beverage list around, Emporium is just the spot to gather friends, family or colleagues to enjoy the finest in Hawke’s Bay hospitality. Ideal for functions, Emporium has optional group spaces available – including Poet’s Corner, a private space overlooking bustling Tennyson Street and picturesque Marine Parade.Long, leisurely breakfasts, lunches and dinners, or delicious all-day grazing with a glass of fine wine or a cocktail or beer from our impressive collection – this is how many a fine Hawke’s Bay day or evening are sure to be spent as the weather warms up. Check out our menus to whet your appetite, still prepared under the creative and skillful hands of Cliff Fernandes of Art Deco Masonic's MED fame, and we’ll see you soon at Emporium.
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
“SR”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My first experience in the Emporium with Auckland friends. We had an evening meal with great efficient service and lovely food, good quantity at a reasonable price.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Hello Sybil
Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear you found our food not only lovely but great value as well.
We hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The Emporium - Napier. New Zealand.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fabulous food and atmosphere. It was an awesome spot to sit and soak up the atmosphere of Art Deco. The place was packed and outside people were buzzing just enjoying a band and the Vintage Cars were parked on display.
I would thoroughly recommend booking in for a night upstairs where the whole establishment has been revamped in the 1930s style.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review
We had thousands of visitors over Art Deco Weekend and they all had a fantastic weekend. This year we will complete the last of the room upgrades in the hotel so Art Deco weekend 2015 everyone will enjoy the Bar/Hotel in all its former glory.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Perth, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great meal in a very authentic new restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Staying at Masonic Hotel had dinner here our first night. Outstanding meal, great decor that is beautifully designed. Went very well with a local red!

Visited March 2014
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Hello and thank you for your review.
I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the Hotel as well. We are ideally situated on Napiers Marine Parade.
We are full of history at Emporium with photos on display of Napier before the earthquake.
We hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Taupo, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Went for a drink during the late afternoon. The staff were so friendly and helpful we booked for dinner.

The meals were fantastic and very well priced. The staff continued their excellent service. Can't fault the evening.

Visited March 2014
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Hello and thanks for your review.
Our staff will appreciate the comments regarding the friendly service and I am thrilled you decided to join us for dinner after your afternoon drink.
We hope to see you again. Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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“An oldie but a GOODIE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

On the Saturday night of Art Deco weekend the Masonic was fairly buzzing with people and still we got excellent service!

We were part of a large group on the Art Deco Cafe Crawl and arrived for desserts – and we were not disappointed. I ordered the Cheesecake with meringues etc. expecting a boring slice of commercial cheesecake only to my surprise to be served with a deconstructed stylish creation – just so clever and modern with excellent presentation, great taste and just so different.

Well done chef and congratulations to the staff – we will be back!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Hello and thank you for being a part of the Cafe Crawl progressive dinner over Art Deco weekend.
We received great feedback of the Cafe Crawl and we are thrilled to have noticed we have managed to impress you 2 years in a row now.
Hears hoping for a 3rd.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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