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“Best meal on this trip”
Review of Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey
Ranked #12 of 201 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We get excited about looking after people and offer sensational food and drink right by the sea. We open at first light and keep going until after the sun goes down. For current menus visit our website.
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Best meal on this trip”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We booked into this restaurant for a meal before seeing a movie at the quaint cinema next door. The restaurant looked like it should be interesting and the menu attracted us. We didn’t look at TripAdvisor reviews before dining, but when I did I’m amazed that it is 19 out of 130 restaurants in Napier. The others must be amazing!!

As you may guess by now, we were impressed with all aspects of our dining experience.

We started with the Arancini balls which had a slightly Middle Eastern flavoured sauce. Quite different from those we have had before, but it worked very well and I applaud the chef for thinking a little outside the square.

For mains my wife had pork belly with a celeriac mound and I had venison with vegies and a beetroot sauce. Well the pork belly was perfection, the meat was cooked just right, still very moist and the “skin” was the one of the most crispy we have had without being dried up. The celeriac mound was very good too. The venison was up there with numerous other excellent venison I have had in NZ and the beetroot sauce, yum yum.

We took a gamble by trying the Zinfandel on the wine list trusting that the wine list would match our initial impressions; it is a gamble as we buy a fair bit of Australia’s best Zinfandels (in our and many other opinions). But the Zinfandel that Milk and Honey had on the wine list was very enjoyable, the typical Zinfandel fruit flavour but somewhat lighter than our Aussie favourite which has a hugh alcohol content. It is probably more like some of the variations of Zinfandel we tasted in Croatia and much better than those we have tried from other parts of the world. Well selected wine by Milk and Honey.

BTW, the Globe theatre next door is just so quaint. It seats about 40 people, shows a good selection of films and the staff almost make you feel like you are watching a movie in someone’s private theatrette. I don’t know how they are financial enough to keep running.

  • Visited May 2014
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Napier, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fabulous !”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

As locals we visit here regularly. The coffee is great. The service is always good and best af all we love all the food. A great atmosphere in a lovely sunny area with fabulous sea views.

  • Visited May 2014
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Napier, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“My favourite cafe”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great location; sit in the sun and look out over Hawke Bay and watch all the people go by. A great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Food is always good but the menu could do with a few more seasonal changes; coffee fabuolus.

  • Visited May 2014
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Napier, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wow by the sea”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

I go here everyday for coffee which is outstanding as well as the staff.
Breakfast is the call on Sunday which is very relaxing...10/10 for this place

  • Visited May 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Tasty, flavorful food”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Visited Hawke's Bay a couple of weeks back and went to Milk & Honey. Had a couple of small plates and both were simple dishes yet packed with flavours and nicely presented. Seared yellowfin tuna looked very fresh, tasty and served with salad & seaweed that nicely compliment the tuna. Simple food, nicely done with outstanding flavour combination

  • Visited May 2014
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