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The Exchange Bar & Brasserie

European, New Zealand, French
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45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
6 833 7733
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Otorohanga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal, and the service was great too. Menu was varied and interesting and all both looked and tasted fantastic. The steak was cooked to perfection. I particularly enjoyed the spinach side salad with the pine nut salsa - taste combination blew me away!

Thank Ngutunui
Phuket, Thailand
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70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Had a very good meal here . Great service and friendly . Has a really nice ambience and the Wine selection is very good also .

Thank Kim M
Hastings, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Food was great, coffee was lovely! Will definitely come back for more. Thanks for the lovely service.

Thank Ky83
Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

First time dining here for us and friends. We were very impressed with the friendly, attentive staff and the menu offering was great. All our food was delicious. We had the bread selection to start with followed by mains of lamb rack, pork cheeks, goat curry & salmon. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

Thank NZ001
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Absolutely loved the duck entrée! My steak was slightly overcooked for medium rare but still was a good steak. The jus was divine! We ordered three desserts which we shared and they too definitely did not disappoint us! Sam and her team gave us fabulous service with recommendations and smiles! So good to see Sam again as knew her from... More 

Thank expatkiwiwairoa
Matamata, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We ate here everyday while staying at the hotel. the food was excellent. Their pork cheeks are a winner!!. We look forward to returning again soon.

Thank Craig H
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175 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We had a group dinner here and the meal was great with some very good service, once they got started

Thank Robert M
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Arrived late one night at the hotel as I was in the area for work and it was easy. Had such a great meal and service that we came back again. Service by the bar and restaurant team was professional yet relaxed. Can recommend eye fillet, garlic prawns and particularly pork chop. Lamb rack was also tasty, but small and... More 

Thank Helen S
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Just sit back, relax and enjoy the view and the local gentle activities with your early morning coffee. Brilliant.

Thank AllanJ327a
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

My partner and I went here simply because we were staying at the hotel, but were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The restaurant was nearly empty, and the staff a little preoccupied, but the food itself was some of the best we have ever eaten. Truly could not understand why it was so empty, particularly compared... More 

Thank emidoda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, New Zealand, French
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: 6 833 7733

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?