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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little restaurant. Food was amazing and wine selection is impressive. Small morsels of goodness on every plate. Waitress was informative and pleasant. Would definitely revisit.

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

We had the 6 course taster menu. Food was beautifully presented, but portions so small you couldn’t really appreciate the flavour. The wine flight was very interesting, but expensive. The sole front of house was great - worked tirelessly - as did the sole chef....It lacked atmosphere - it was only half full despite listed as fully booked.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the 7 course food and wine pairing. Some great courses but a couple were fairly average. Loved the venison. The server was very matter-of-fact, and it didn't feel like an "event".

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking forward to eating at this restaurant but it did not live up to the standard one would expect especially as it is not cheap. The service was very slow, even by NZ standards. The waitress was indifferent to our needs eg did...not put the wine in a cooler or even ask us if we wanted one - she left the bottle on the counter nowhere near our table and did not come to fill our glasses until asked. She was unsmiling to the point of looking bored and left us for an unacceptable amount of time between courses. The food looked good but was bland and overengineered. The best part of the evening was the musicMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were too many dishes that we weren’t able to eat because of dietary restrictions. We were not asked if we had any foods that could not be eaten but when we sat down I could see cucumber and deer were on the menu. The...amuse bouche was an egg also off limits. The waitress was quite disinterestedMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous experience. The food is Devine and they have a great wine selection. Great service with good explanation of the food . Higher price point but absolutely worth it

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Absolutely amazing food. We had the 6 course menu and every dish was mind blowing. Wine matches were perfect and the service was outstanding. Highly highly recommend. A++++++++

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

Great restaurant for an up-market evening meal. Can choose a tasting menu or dishes from the short a la carte menu. Excellent French-style small-plate food. Gorgeous venue. Delightful setting. Hardworking chef-owner.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

The absolute best restaurant in Napier. Excellent food, and a huge range of wines. Service is perfect. Excelente fine dining, don’t miss it.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

A fantastic experience. We despaired of finding a good restaurant in Napier. But not only did we find a good restaurant, we found a superlative one. We had the 6 course tasting menu with the wine pairings. This restaurant has a chef and a wonderful...waitress/front of house. It was magical to watch this well coordinated pair run the show with great grace and aplomb. And to serve fantastic tasting food and wine. I was blown away. MISS IT AT YOUR PERILMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

This has been an amazing experience. Would recommend ….. one of the best food experience … amazing tastes… well combined

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

We had been to Bistronomy before which is why it was an easy pick for our wedding anniversary dinner during our weekend away. And again it did not disappoint. The food was excellent. The wine matches were perfect. And our hosts were great. With an...English wife, the Eccles Cake might have been the wee surprise that topped the night off. Napier is a long drive from Wellington but Bistronomy makes it all worth while.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

Outstanding experience, we had the six course and wine match. The wine matching was superb. Modern bistro dining was intimate and not intimidating, highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

Excellent experience, attentive staff especially as we visited over easter weekend. Beautiful food and superb wine matches, every dish and match had a little something unexpected. The only thing the distracted from this amazing night was a rather large group which changed the ambience, we...will definitely be back to experience againMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023

Hello , we had a dinner tonight at your restaurant, we visited three years ago and what an amazing dining experience! Tonight however what a change! Service was horrific, the poor girl was a possum in headlights…and to be fair this was not her fault!...The entree was nothing short of a Asian lunch meal at a Karage chicken joint! The main was to be fair ok as I’m a butchers daughter and you cannot screw up a beef fillet! The potatoes were not twice cooked they were cooked thrown at a wall then cooked again! And then came the Paris Brest….no flavour at all could not taste any rhubarb! It was a dry horrible mess that could stick to a wall….such a shame and at 315 per couple it was the biggest rip off we have encountered! Pick up your game!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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elsner2016
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Response from Deborah B | Reviewed this property |
Just give them a call, but I don't see why not... sorry for delayed response.
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Yvonne K
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Response from Deborah B | Reviewed this property |
They have many options to mix and match from the menu and a constantly changing menu to match seasonal produce. For lunch with drinks I think we paid less than $30 per head, dinner a little more but honestly the food and... More
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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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BISTRONOMY & VINOTECH, Napier - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Bistronomy & Vinotech is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5