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  • sparkling wine by the fireplace
    sparkling wine by the fireplace
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    Old Church by day
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    inside Old Church at night
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    Westshore Fish Cafe: The Best Fish and Chip Shop

    by al2401 Written Aug 24, 2012
    Bluff Oysters - Westshore Fish Cafe
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    The restaurant is owned and run by a Dutch family who emigrated to New Zealand in the early 2000's. The atmosphere is friendly and home style. They were very flexible with the menu. I wanted the Bluff oysters and couldn't decide if I wanted them natural or cooked. They gave me a plate with both.

    Favorite Dish: I had an entree of Bluff oysters - some natural and some in a light batter. They were delicious both ways but I think the natural oysters had the edge.

    Mum and I both had Fish and Chips for main course - Blue Cod for Mum and I had Snapper. The fish was so fresh and tasty and the Tartare Sauce a winner.

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  • 3 doors Up: Cute cul de sac in ahuriri

    by stik1979 Updated Jul 8, 2011

    Ahuriri is on the other side of Napier town. Theres a host of bars and restaurants lining the waterfront. We liked this one because it was tucked away down a lane. It was cosy and hidden, but very busy inside. The service was bistro style and suited us fine. the food was really good - lamb and fish of the day with a spicy syrah.

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    Cafe Anatolia: Kebabs and middle eastern fare

    by Kate-Me Updated Nov 22, 2009

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    We couldn't find the great Kebab shop from our last visit to Napier in 2004, Alakebab, which we had loved....
    but while we were searching we discovered Cafe Anatolia, which had great food and a very nice, middle eastern decorated ambience. Absolutely loved the decor. I imagined myself in the Middle East. Don't know why I was so taken with the cushions, but I was. They added to the comfort level of the restaurant and its unusual-ness. (see 3rd photo)

    Their menu also includes Kebabs, which above all, we really enjoyed. I'd say my enjoyment came 50% from the decor, and the other 50% from the food. A good all round package.

    They have another Cafe Anatolia in Hastings too.

    Favorite Dish: Our kebabs (lamb for me and vegetarian for my partner) were about $10.
    Very delicious and great Tabouli and other salad with them.

    One of the best meals of our 11 day trip.

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    The Old Church Restaurant: Romantic location amongst the vines

    by pedroswift Updated Jun 9, 2009
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    This restaurant is located a little way from the CBD but the old church building, the rural vineyard setting and the internal decor alone command a visit either by day or by night when the vines twinkle with party lights."Very romantic my dear!" Food's pretty good as well
    The menu is divided into Small Offerings and Large Offerings
    Small Offerings include 11 choices ranging from $10 (prawn soup) to $16 (Roasted Goats Cheese and mixed salad).
    Large Offerings included eight choices ( $25 to $38) plus 3 sides. Most inexpensive: Hand Made Vegetable Ravioli with Chunky Tomato Sauce, Old Church Garden Basil Pesto & Paremsan Cheese ($25). Most expensive: Roasted Rack of Lamb with Whole Grain Agria Potato Mash & Crisps, Slow Oven Roast Tomato, Grilled Vegetables & Shallot Jus ($ 38). Six desserts available ($12 - $26).
    Wine list is extensive with a good range of Hawke's Bay wines. Two dozen Whites (7 by glass) $38-85 : Selection of 28 (4 by the glass) ranging from $36-$295 per bottle. Hawkes Bay house wine $8 per glass - $32 per bottle. Lots of other choices - NZ and exotic : too numerous and too grand to enumerate.
    There is ample parking and good access for wheel chairs.

    Favorite Dish: Madam chose Lemon Infused Scallops on a Shell with Baby Potato, Madras Curry Cauliflower Puree & Coconut Kaffir Lime in Foam ($13) for entrée & for main Spiced Roast Venison with herb Potato Mash, Almond Butter, glazed young Vegs, Parsnip puree, truffle oil and chocolate jus ($36).
    He opted for the previously mentioned Herb Crumbed Crotin de Chevre Goat Cheese with Roasted Red Wine Pear, Crispy Bread & Mixed Salad. For main he had Vanilla & Arataki Honey Glazed Center Valley Farm Duck Breast & Confit Duck Leg with Agria Potato Cake, Spring Carrot, Fresh Orange, Raspberry Foam and Juniper Jus ($ 32).
    We chose a bottle of Pelorus Sparkling wine to open at the lounge by the fireplace and to remove to table after we had warmed up.
    An amuse was served prior to entree and yogurt sorbet between courses.
    Staff were attentive.
    Food was very attractive and quite tasty. Ambience top notch. "Worth a journey,"as they say in Michelin Green Guides.

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  • Estuaries: Our best meal out in years

    by maire_bain Written Jan 27, 2009

    WOW. My husband and I enjoyed absolutely everything about this restaurant. The food was to die for (hubby's seafood entree platter most noteworthy). Every mouthful was more delicious than the last. My only regret is filling up on the bread selection (as nice as it was) and not leaving room for the exquisite looking dessert. Stunning views across the water - ask for a waterfront table.

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    Breakers Cafe and Bar: A nice spot for breakfast.

    by worldkiwi Written Apr 8, 2006

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    Breakers Cafe and Bar, Napier.

    Breakers is situated in the Masonic Building in central Napier, just in front of Marine Parade. They open for breakfast at 8am and you can get a really good cooked breakfast here for a very affordable price. The service is quick and good.

    Favorite Dish: The "All Day Breakfast" filled me up for the day of travelling that lay ahead and was topped off by a latte double shot. Yum.

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    Hawkes Bay Seafoods: Fresh seafood - straight off the boat!

    by worldkiwi Written Apr 4, 2006

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    Hawkes Bay Seafoods, Napier.

    This little place in Westshore, serves up the traditional fish'n'chips as well as catering to the more expensive taste. Being a fish shop, you can step in and buy fresh fish and crayfish (lobster). My friends and I went in for fish'n'chips on our first night in Napier and I was sutiably impressed. It's a long time since I've had such good fish from a fish'n'chip shop. Even the chips were perfect!

    Favorite Dish: Fish'n'chips of course!

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    Thirsty Whale: Dont miss this place!

    by jono84 Written Mar 10, 2006

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    This place is on the northern side of Napier, and overlooking a trendy marina packed full of people looking for evening grub and a drink or three.

    We were very impressed by the general level of service in this place, and the food was deee-lish! Not only prompt, but awfully splendid - and we had a great view of the sun going down over the distant hills.

    There is a great atmosphere in most of the restaurants along this stretch, but this one appeared to be much more resonably priced than others, so i fully recommend it!

    Favorite Dish: I had the Chicken Breast with Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert!! - youll love it!

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    Hot Chix: Not strictly a restaurant

    by joanj Updated Dec 19, 2004

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    In a suburb of Napier there is a place to get scrumptious hot chicken to take away, the name is as above,(or Chick) not quite sure of the spelling.

    Situated on Hawkes Bay at Ahuriri, you eat inside or outside on picnic type tables and look across the bay. If you see a tall chimney, it is the Whirinaki Timber Mill that spews steam from the driers.

    Favorite Dish: The hot chicken of course.

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    Pacifica Kaimoana: Seafood #2

    by TomorrowsAngel Updated Mar 31, 2004

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    Located on Marine, opposite the sea, the distinction blue restaurant stands out on the street.
    Inside, decor is mainly shades of white, with woven mats adding a rustic Pacifica feel.

    Favorite Dish: For starters we shared scallops with melon and garlic - they were absolutely divine.
    Our mains were teriyaki gurnard, grilled coriander kingfish and dill grilled John Dory and our non-seafood lover had a roasted venison rack. All the meals were served with yummy roasted root vegetables and stir-fried greens.
    For dessert we had chocolate and Kahlua mousse, and seasonal fruit.

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    Ravish: Morning Tea

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Mar 31, 2004
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    We walked down Marine Parade, and came to Ravish where we stopped for a wee rest and some refreshments.
    It was only 0900, so we were the only ones there. So we stretched out on the comfy sofas and flicked through some glossy mags.

    Favorite Dish: The chalkboard menu is located on one wall, near the door. all the food looked amazing and some combinations were pretty original.
    We had berry bircher muesli with seasonal fruits, and a kiwi breakfast (mushrooms, eggs, hash browns, sausages, bacon, toast - yum) and both were divine.

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    Soak Cafe and Restaurant: Soak it Up

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Jan 11, 2004

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    Soak is located within the Ocean Spa Complex and is family-oriented, with a la carte service that everyone feels comfortable dining in, whether they’re in their swimsuits or a suit and tie.
    You can choose to relax on the sun-drenched terrace and absorb the untouched views of the ocean, or dine in the café itself, which has modern decor accompanied by funky music, you will be entranced by the high quality service and fabulous fusion of food at Soak Café and Restaurant,
    Soak Café and Restaurant serves trendy dishes from all continents of the world in a laid-back atmosphere, with very reasonable prices.
    The menu has Thai and Asian influences and serves Turkish, English, Italian and American cuisine, so there is something for everyone.
    There is a wide variety of Hawke's Bay wines, including rosés and pinot gries

    Favorite Dish: There is a delicious selection of salads and breads and dips which we enjoyed.
    For dessert I recommend the cheesecake and fresh fruit salad.

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    Acqua Restaurant: Seafood

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Jan 7, 2004

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    With the Pacific Ocean lapping on the shore just a few metres away, Acqua Seafood Restaurant, on Napier’s Marine Parade, takes advantage of the abundant supply of fresh fish and seafood available to create fantastic flavours of the sea for lovers of fine food both locally and from overseas.
    Although the menu is predominantly seafood, there are dishes to satisfy the non-seafood lover and vegetarians.
    The captivating Art Deco decor, mixed with contemporary interior design, is complemented with a fascinating 3m-long aquarium that emphasises the seaside theme.
    Acqua Seafood Restaurant has an extensive wine list, featuring many Hawke’s Bay wines and provides relaxed dining whether inside or out. Serving up the freshest seafood every time, the restaurant is a must for everyone – seafood lover or not.

    Favorite Dish: We shared a seafood platter which included Pacific Oysters, green-lipped mussles, prawns, scallops, crayfish and some kind of white fish. The platter was served with homemade tartare sauce, sweet chilli sauce, pesto and a balsamic vinegar dip.

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    ice cream shop: Ice cream

    by Kate-Me Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    Favorite Dish: The gelato ice cream was simply superb - many unusual flavours not found anywhere else, and the ice cream was all whipped and fluffy and very delicious.

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