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“Good service - not too expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charlies Art Deco Restaurant

Charlies Art Deco Restaurant
80 Emerson St, Napier 4001, New Zealand
(06) 835 3976
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Ranked #75 of 126 Restaurants in Napier
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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good service - not too expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This restaurant is a good mid-range place to eat. The service is quick and friendly. The food was fine for the price, though the presentation is dated (plates dressed with lettuce and alfalfa). The wine list was good for a mid range restaurant.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Napier, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A Local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We chose Charlies Art Deco Restuarant because it is so central to the New Years Eve activities on the Marine Parade and within walking distance to watch the fireworks at midnight. We found the Resuarant relaxing, lovely soft music, and all the meals very nice.
We repeatidly go there because of the relaxed atmosphere, and the beauitful appetizers, and nice mains that are not to heavy, and of course the ambience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Lucky find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stumbled across this restaurant while wandering around beautiful Napier. The staircase up to the restaurant is beautiful and we were pleased to find it open. I had the daily special fish dish which was delicious. My partner had the venison steak which he classed as excellent. Good service, very nice wine, pleasant atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Napier, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Greatest Steaks in Town..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We decided to go to Charlies Restaurant with a group of people.
Most of us ordered a Steak dish, the meat was outstanding, cooked perfectly.
You can order a verity of sauces, i ordered the Pepper sauce which complimented the Steak very well.
The service was good and attentative.
The restaurant is located on Emerson Street, centre town.
If you look for a good Steak go to Charlies.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“lemongrass pork?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

like a previous reviewer i too was lured by the promise of the Lemongrass pork. The meal was greasy and fried with what looked like a potato croquette, not sure where the lemongrass went.
The promise of an art deco atmosphere was not really delivered upon. I would suggest you move on to somewhere else.

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