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European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a couple of times over Easter weekend and was blown away by the food and service. We were immediately welcomed on entry by one of the most charismatic and informative (but most importantly not annoying!) staff members I have encountered from a cafe who...sat us down and gave us excellent recommendations. Safe to say the food was also excellent. A must visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buzzy venue. Great food, interesting menu. I had pan fried market fish in a really flavoursome sauce which was superb. Then lovely dessert.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in off the street to be greeted by smiling accommodating staff. The food is fresh and delicious and the service just right. Lively atmosphere. Good value for money and did not leave hungry!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Our group had the nicest meal we have had for ages here. The staff were amazing, and the menu was fantastic. The Deco cocktail menu was the cat's pajamas. And everyone's meal was delicious. The only dessert that wasn't so good was a donut, which...was a tad dry in spite of injectingnit with a yummy sauce. But after rhe Art Deco cocktails, no one really minded 😁 We all say thank you for a fun, Art Deco night.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Got a recommendation from a salesclerk in the Merino Store and it was absolutely spectacular. Rated high and I can certainly see why. Highly recommend this place 😍

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

This is a lovely cafe in the Art Deco town of Napier. Great downtown location. We went for brunch and sat outside in a garden area at the back of the building. I had the bortelloni beans and ham hock with a poached egg and...sourdough toast. It was delicious - definitely a homemade dish. We also tried their freshly cooked donuts. They are quite different from British donuts. I recommend that you eat them hot.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

Pretty simple food (as we wanted) with good choices and very good service. Convenient to our hotel and other entertainment/shopping. Fair price.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Nicest breakfast I’ve had in New Zealand. The Avocado smash and coffee is so delicious. The staff were so friendly and attentive. Couldn’t recommend this cafe enough.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

Service was great … food was a big miss.. I actually can’t say anything positive about out dinner appetizers, entrees or dessert. Everything was strange flavours and mixtures. We had the ravioli and meatballs … both were strange in my opinion. Donut was a dough...ball … nothing special. I don’t understand the great reviews… perhaps breakfast is better!?! Would not recommend…More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Really nice dinner here on our last night in Napier. Meatballs and ravioli both absolutely fantastic and the kids (big and small alike 😉) loved the ‘inject your own doughnut’ concept!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

We called in for breakfast as we had seen a lot of good reviews; it lived up to the reviews. It was akso good to be able to see the chefs working in the open kitchen.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

The fish dish was dry and the source did not go with the dish. The Paua and pork with watercress was over sauced. Could not taste the paua. To much chilli. Starters were delicious. When you pay $41 for a dish you expect to taste...what you buy. Paua and pork.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Great dining experience and we will come back. The best was mousse for desert and fried bread aioli for entree. We both had fish, also great. Everything was fab! Also great service

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Excellent restaurant with really top quality meals. Great ambience, service was very good too. The menu is so interesting - we just wished we were in Napier longer as we would have returned very night.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

The experience is fantastic with great service from the moment you walk in the door. Good suggestions on food and wine and food is perfect

Date of visit: September 2023
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MISTER 'D'S BISTRO, Napier - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Mister 'D's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5