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“Very good experience”

Emporium Eatery & Bar
Ranked #10 of 195 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: Bar, International, European, New Zealand, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Went to the Emporium last Monday for brunch, food, service, décor and value all very good.
Only let down was the menu was a little limited i.e.- No pancakes dish on a brunch menu a bit of draw back when you have children in tow.
Will definitely go again as rest of the experience top notch...

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank hatch69
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Hello and thank you for your review.
Breakfast starts at 7am 7 days a week so we are a great place to stop in for breakfast whenever you are in Napier. The french toast is usually a hit with the young ones.
Hope to see you again soon.
Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Great lunch! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Went into emporium today for a late lunch and the food was delicious. The service was very friendly and attentive. We will be back again!

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Thank dmp255
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Hello Danny P
Thank you very much for your kind review. A great late lunch is something we can offer as we serve food from 7am till 11pm 7 days a week.
Hope to see you again soon
Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great decor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Located in a beautiful old masonic hall. The resturant was very accomodating for our pram. Dumplings were awesome. Pork shareplate was great but a little small when sharing with a hungry partner.

Visited October 2013
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Hi Amanda k thank you for your review. We are part of the Art Deco Masonic Hotel, which is one of Napiers most iconic Art Deco buildings. Very rich in history and has been a part of Napier pretty much since Napier began!! this is the 4th Masonic Hotel on this site. Emporium's decor showcases this history through all the old photos.
Hope to see you again. Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
“great place, great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

visited over labour weekend with friends from abroad, very keen to show off the best of the bay, we certainly weren't left dissapointed! we arrived without a reservation and the bar was humming already, we were greeted at the door immediately upon arrival, seated at a high bar table and given water in great vintage spirit bottles(very nice touch!)
Then offered cocktails and snacks to keep us going until a table opened up, we were happy to wait for food but couldnt turn down the drinks, our bartender made us 3 different mojito versions and recommended craft beer for the boys, very impressed all round.
After a 10 minute wait for a table we were looked after very well by a young scottish waitress and given lots of information on our food selection but also we were impressed by her wine knowledge.
The food was delivered promptly and tasted delicious, big portions but flavoursome,
In summary we found the service very attentive , the food delicious and the decor superb, we will definetly return!

  • Visited October 2013
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. Our bartenders make some of the best cocktails around and love to able to experiment with new creations. You must try the Jamaican Punch served in a traditional Tiki mug, one of my favourites.
Looking forward to seeing you again. Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Ate at emporium last night, it was very busy, we had to wait about 15 minutes before being seated. Had a nice emerson’s beer and glass of chardonnay before dinner.
When we were seated service was friendly and efficient, food was fantastic. A great experience all round, service, food and atmosphere amazing. Will be back!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Ann s
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Hello Ann S
Thank you very much for your recent review. As we are getting warmer more and more people are venturing out and with our large outside area over looking Marine Parade, we are a great spot to enjoy a quiet drink or a meal.
We hope to see you again soon.
Regards Shaye Bird Manager
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