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40 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-834 4309
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken wings” (21 reviews)
“flounder” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For my second visit to this fine establishment, I brought widely travelled Swedish friends, who were as impressed as I was for the second time. The staff and the degustation menu were outstanding and I would definitely return and recommend highly.

Thank gregwinkley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner with my friend I had the lavender sol fish to start followed by the smoked manuka honey chicken great service and yummy food we will be back.

Thank h0sp0101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I dined here on a Saturday night. This place is an absolute gem. We had the chefs choice 6 course degustation. At $75 per person, this was very good value. Each course was delicious, meticulously explained by the wait staff. Beautifully presented, delicious...More

Thank Alliec299
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why did we wait 2 years to make our second visit . . . Note to self, must eat here more often!!! :-) Let the chef make the choices with the 7 course Chef’s choice menu, each course builds on the previous, with a matched...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were absolutely blown away with the creativity of the menu and the food was perfection. Staff were very friendly and we would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves fresh food.

Thank JoJo252
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time in the last couple of months I have been here for dinner with colleagues and clients. The food is absolutely delicious and not huge (you can tell how big by the price, $4 items are one or two mouthfuls). We...More

Thank Elanor7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 6 course degustation menu with wine. The food was okay but not superb, the wine a bit average and dominated by white varietals. Worse there was an unexplained tribe of photographers and camera people who were at best annoying but which actually...More

Thank MattTodd
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The last time I went to Bistronomy was fairly soon after it had opened and they had pretty weird menu format going on at that time. This time it was a lot simpler and easier to follow. I had lunch here with my husband and...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a very good restaurant. Gourmet food for very good value. In Europe you would pay 2-3 times more! Definitely something for Foodies!!! One dish has even a political meaning because of a debate in Napier! Awesome.

Thank Cleo2210
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We didn't know what to expect as the waitress's kept telling my friend and I to order something from each of the ares on the menu as the portions were small. After being told this about 5 times we were nearly giggling thinking we would...More

Thank Rachel M
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30 December 2016|
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Response from GarboGal | Reviewed this property |
Just give them a call, but I don't see why not... sorry for delayed response.
yvonne k
24 November 2016|
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Response from RJGoodwin | Reviewed this property |
We ordered the 6 course chefs tasting menu which I think cost $72 each. we also ordered the matching wines which we shared as we are not big wine drinkers and 50ml servings shared between the two of us was quite adequate.
Jesse K
30 September 2016|
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Response from nothingbeatsbutter | Property representative |
Typically 2 hours, it all depends on how fast the customer eats and wants between the courses, we can push it through in an hour if there is the need. The 9 course perhaps 2 and a half hours. We serve each course one at a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-834 4309
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