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“Superb service, food and ambience to boot!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MINT Restaurant

MINT Restaurant
189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 4050
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Ranked #3 of 126 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mint restaurant is set in an 1897 heritage house on Napier's Marine Parade, it's modernised interior offers comfortable ambient dining. Open for dinner Monday to Saturday, enjoy complimentary house-made bread while you peruse the menu. Our cuisine is contemporary with a twist of New Zealand influence and we are fully licensed. Mint is ideally suited to casual or intimate dining, business or celebrations. Menus and table bookings available on our website.Your hosts, Steve and Ruth Beere. Bon Appetit
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“Superb service, food and ambience to boot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Four of us went to Mint to celebrate my mother's birthday. We purposely chose four different appetisers/entrees so we could share and try a bit of each. All of these were highly enjoyed and were a treat to eat. The mains did not disappoint either. We were too full for dessert but thought we would have a look at the menu. Yes, we did order and were very pleased with what we received. The wine list was excellent as was the menu - with just the right amount of choice. The staff were friendly and helpful and some of the best I've come across. The decor was elegant yet cosy and the artwork by a local artist.

I will gladly recommend Mint to others and look forward to dining there again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hastings, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

I had no difficulty choosing from the menu. Both courses were well presented and very tasty.I choose the beetroot salad and slow roasted lamb. Good choice of wines too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Napier, New Zealand
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great birthday dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

My partner and I went to mint to celebrate her birthday. We reserved a table a week in advance and got a nice spot in the restaurant. We were told the specials by the waitress, ordered drinks and got our entrees sorted. The entrees came out in good time and mains had been ordered. The food was great, everything cooked perfectly and presented well. My partner and I both enjoyed our whole meal. Mint is a great restaurant but should defiantly be reserved for special occasions. We will defiantly be back and will recommend to others.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great service and lovely food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

First time at this restaurant and had heard good things about it from friends. Enjoyed the food. Great service from front of house. Complimentary home made rolls were a nice touch. Good wine list. Waitress was informative and made good suggestions. I had fish of the day which was very moist. Bathrooms are lovely. Will be back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tauranga
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Food to Remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Beautiful food, good service, lovely atmosphere in this historic house. Our group of six looks forward to returning to Napier and dining at Mint again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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