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“OK but not great”

East Pier Beach Bar and Brasserie
Ranked #109 of 197 Restaurants in Napier
Price range: $20 - $27
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Napier, New Zealand
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OK but not great”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had brunch there. My eggs bene were good and the eggs were perfectly poached. My husband had the big breakfast. You expect a big breakfast to knock your socks off but it didn't. Yucky mushrooms, no choice of how the eggs were cooked, cold burnt toast and mediocre sausages. A big disappointment.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sue P
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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wine & Food Great”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a wonderful time, the food was very good. My favorite was the Seafood Chowder. (Stunning ) The Service was excellent from the moment we arrived. The View to die for. It's a must to go to in Napier

Visited June 2014
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Thank Donna B
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Napier, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always Amazing”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

This has to be the only place where every time I dine the food is fantastic no matter what I order. Friendly fast service and decent prices

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Krissystar123
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Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Too Crowded Out”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

With renovations going on and by the looks of the amount of people at East Pier they seemed to be running specials. The place was crowded out, but service seemed to be stacking up just fine. Friends advised us to make a booking due to renovations and limited seatings. We were served with very welcoming smiles and although the staff were running around like headless chickens, they performed very well. The noise from the chatter and music that at times was too loud and made the place sound more like a Friday night pub than a sit down restaurant. The meals were good and the service was as good as it could be for the crowd they had to deal with. Pricing was fine for a lunch but what a view from our table. This restaurant really should be serving up meals that compliment their location and views better, something along the lines of a speciality seafood restaurant. It certainly will be interesting to visit East Pier once the renovations are completed and see the changes they make. I will be going back, but hopefully for a more peaceful meal.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Josywales
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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321 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Matamau AdBlue Tank Installation Trip”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here once before so were looking forward to a great meal.
It had been a long day at work and not a good one so were tired and just wanted to dine and hit the sack.
We were seated, given water and then forgotten and it wasn't a busy night.
Approximately 30 minutes later our orders were taken.
The meals lived up to our expectations however and were completely satisfied, no hunger pangs, just the opposite.
It's a nice place for drinks and a meal.
During daylight it has great views.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Mark E
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