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“Superior Service, Fantastic Food”
Review of Mister 'D's Bistro

Mister 'D's Bistro
Ranked #5 of 201 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superior Service, Fantastic Food”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Had the most amazing dining experience at Mr D. Buzzy vibrant atmosphere, the place was full and humming. Looking at the menu I was astonished at the reasonable prices. Staff members were professional, well dressed with their matching aprons and seemed very happy. The service from our waiter Karel was better than we had received from some top restaurants where you pay much more. He was very knowledgeable about the menu, and clearly has a passion for wine. 
The food arrived just as we where finishing some nice complementary bread. Beautifully presented mains, packed full of flavour and a good size. Yum.
Thanks team. I will be back. 

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Ascot, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Style and substance!”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We ate here one evening during a 2 night stay in Napier. We were impressed with the layout and ambience of the place, the chefs in the kitchen certainly have no hiding place! The style was matched by the substance with the innocuous "fish in a bag" really being a taste sensation. The staff were very friendly and it didn't take much persuasion to have dessert.

  • Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“surprising skill and style”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Saved the best til last - skill, professionalism, style and panache.
My last night in Napier, and i wish i had discovered this earlier. Sadly only open Wed - Sat.
I had interesting meals - sardines on toast (!) beef marrow ravioli, and prune and caramel tart.
Delicious and a lovely ironic twist on the sardines, rich and perfectly textured ravioli, and the tart - i have never liked caramel before but this was a revelation. Even the salad dressing had an interesting element though i cannot put my finger on what it was.
INteresting wine list with Spanish, Italian and NZ. and plenty of choice by the glass.
And these were all delivered at a good price.

  • Visited February 2013
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Wellington
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Love the menu”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great menu with friendly prompt service.
Enjoyed the salmon salad and deli platter. Yummy bread as well.

Visited February 2013
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Lower Hutt
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We spent the evening with our Daughter and Her Husband to be. The food was stunning. The Decor also. We had the privilege of also meeting David and his partner.

Visited January 2013
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