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“Really nice”

Emporium Eatery & Bar
Ranked #8 of 215 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: International, Bar, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Open 7 days from 7am to 11 pm Emporium is the award winning bar and restaurant at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, in buzzing inner city Napier. Emporium has a truly unique look and feel mixing 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 restaurant, it’s a meeting place. With a contemporary menu 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. Enjoy 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.
Reviewed June 2, 2014

What a lovely bar/restaurant with a nice atmosphere, the service was good and staff friendly. The food was very good, we had several tasting plates and it was all extremely tasty and nicely presented. The bread with the tart apple was a little unusual but extremely good and so different, if I was going to be a little picky I would say the duck in the dumplings was a little dry for our taste and they were a little tight with the beans and chizro in the calamari salad. But this is only a personal thought and looking forward to going back.

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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

Hello and thank you for your review.
Your comments regarding service and the friendliness of our staff are much appreciated. Hopefully you will become one of our much appreciated locals so next time your in ask us about our loyalty cards, you receive .50c off every coffee and build points to use another time.
We hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stopped in here after drifting around some vineyards still in the mood for wine and maybe something to accompany it with. The staff were attentive and brought out wine quickly and the cheeseboard that they amended especially for our cheese tastes soon followed. The place has a cool vibe that really fits in well. We then came back a bit later for dinner once we'd been told it'd be fine to bring out 2yr old and 10week old. Again the blue nose fish of the day was perfect as was the steak that my wife had. She said it was a bit undercooked though it looked fine to me!
I'm not sure our neighbouring table guests were so amused by our kids being there, but hey ho we still enjoyed it!
Would def recommend giving this place a go!

1  Thank mijango
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

Hello and thank you taking the time to review Emporium. I hope you enjoyed your trip around the wineries on what was a fairly chilly day.
Next time you're in Hawke's Bay be sure to take a look at our Art Deco Masonic Hotel above.
We hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went to the emporium on the first of June and was served by Dave. I had amazing service. I was offered a couple of types of rum and he answered all my questions about the food menu. I I am local and will certainly be going back

1  Thank Alisahendl
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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review. We have a large spirit collection and we are always happy to talk to our guests who are looking for something a bit different.
We hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

The manager gave us a tasting of the local wines. It helped us focus our winery outing. Dinner was good. We shared the small plates menu. Interesting favors. Everyone was quite friendly and the service was excellent.

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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

Hello Rose E
Thank you for your review, our staff are great ambassadors for our region so always willing to recommend local wineries to visit. Our small plates have become very popular and are a great way to eat.
Your comments on excellent service are also much appreciated.
We hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went here for a drink the other night after being told about Emporium by some friends. Had some nice wines from one of those fancy wine pouring machines and the girlfriend loved her cocktail! The staff were really friendly so decided to stay for dinner as well and thought our meals were awesome! What cool décor I have to say as well. I was told they have accommodation upstairs so will have to look at that next time im in the Hawkes Bay.

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CraigAH, Manager at Emporium Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Hello and thank you for your review, We are becoming well known for our cocktails and our wine machine enables us to serve wines that would not normally be available by the glass.
Our 42 room hotel is currently undergoing the last of the reservations which will include a new suite overlooking the beach and Napier's soundshell.
Our own website will have the best rates online.
Kind Regards Shaye Bird Manager

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