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Malo offers a fresh approach to the Hawke’s Bay food and wine scene in the heart of Havelock North village. Open 7 days a week, 9am - late; serving honest food with a sophisticated, modern twist and an emphasis on local, seasonal flavours. With divine food & an exquisite cocktail list, Malo is a place to gather and enjoy Hawke’s Bay’s finest hospitality.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Beautifully adged and cooked steak and Venison was melt in the mouth lovely attentive service highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an exceptional meal for a special occasion, the duck parfait was so incredibly different and has me wanting to return. Good job on all aspects of your fine dining.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The terrace is a Lovely place to enjoy a lunch. Wine list excellent. I had the Vietnamese pancake with pork and prawns. Tasty Vietnamese flavours. Very fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a great choice of food to cater for all tastes and the menu acknowledged those foods grown in Hawkes Bay. A very good restaurant to visit especially for a special occasion

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was incredible, we really enjoyed the Steak and Venison. Gin list was impressive. Indoor and out door seating. We ate inside and the air con was very cool on a hot day.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, amazing food. We went with some friends for a nice dinner. All the meals are beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Only negative was that our table for 4 had 5 place settings and only 3 chairs when we were taken to it, and...the waiter had no knowledge of the wine list.More

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: December 2021
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Foodie_59nz, Marketing at Malo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank for the review Fraser. Glad to hear that your group enjoyed their time and meals at our place. Sorry for it being a bit disorganised on your arrival, I will have the manager give the team a reminder on the importance of pre-checking tables...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boxing Day so pleased we could get a coffee - got told there was a 15 min wait, which was well done by the host, however took 30 mins so bit slow. Coffee when arrived was slopped in saucers and a bit bitter - noticed...some tables got water others didn’t. It’s a pleasant enough surrounding - maybe just Boxing Day blues here….More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Foodie_59nz, Marketing at Malo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear about the extended wait for your coffee. I will pass your feedback along to the manager to check on what exactly has happened.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Malo never fails to disappoint with amazing food, wine selection and service! This is coming from someone in the industry too.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: December 2021
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Foodie_59nz, Marketing at Malo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate you sharing your love of Malo. See you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A Birthday Dinner and Malo has become our go to place for special occasions lovely food and good service and atmosphere. The highlight of the meal being the steak so tender you could cut it with a spoon.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: December 2021
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Foodie_59nz, Marketing at Malo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It makes us happy that we’ve come your place to celebrate the special milestones in your life! We agree that chef has a knack for the perfect steak! See you for your next celebration.

Reviewed 30 November 2021

Malo were fantastic to deal with to organise a large team lunch. My team were all very happy with the great food and service. The steaks were cooked to perfection! 10/10

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: November 2021
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Foodie_59nz, Marketing at Malo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2021

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Steve. I will pass along the thanks to the chefs for perfect steaks! It was lovely to host your team and we look forward to having you all back again.

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Malo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5