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Provenir Restaurant

) #1 of 39 Restaurants in Paihia $$$$ , European,
130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 0111
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“duck breast” (6 reviews)
“mint sorbet” (3 reviews)
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New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

No expectations but blown away by a faultless precision, a well balanced sophisticated meal which has rarely been matched in our experience. Beside the NZ dominant wine list there were still gems, particularly the wines by the glass. Attentive and respectful service. A great space...More

Thank Adam J W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Steak was cold, lamb rack was more like 3 small lamb cutlets. Have been here a number of times, but was very disappointed.More

Thank Gayle M
PBRManager, Provenir Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Gayle Yes, it is disappointing to read especially as we have a policy to check each table once the meal has been served, just to ensure that every guest is getting the dining experience they are expecting. To be eating "cold" steak is not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner and breakfast here while staying at the hotel. The food was great. Eggs Benedict for breakfast was addicting. Dinner was fine dining. One thing a little odd was that guests were using the pool and coming into the restaurant, dripping wet, wrapped...More

Thank waejae_jae
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Waejae Thank you for your comments. I will address the "odd" first: New Zealand does have its quirky side and us kiwis can frustrate in our approach and embrace of that. Needless to say a fine dining restaurant with guests dripping wet - "welcome...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a meal at the Provenir, making our selection based on TripAdvisor reviews. We tend to agree with what has been written previously and our experience was also good. The service was efficient, fast and friendly The location is lovely - but only the...More

Thank Cheezel
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cheezel Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so happy we didn't disappoint and you were able to have a special dining experience in the beautiful Paihia. Yes the tables at the end of the restaurant are sort after but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the seafront with views out to the ocean Freshly made innovative, well presented food in the usual Kiwi sized portions.good range of wines The service was good and the staff welcoming. Excellent venue for a special night outMore

Thank Libby1954
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Libby Thank you for your comments. We all enjoy being able to offer guests a special evening out so lovely to receive the feed-back. We have a stunning location, fabulous local produce, good ol' kiwi generosity and great staff that bring all that together...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the Homemade Ciabata to the Duck breast, everything was impeccably cooked and presented. Had the seared scallops and duck. My wife had the aged Angus steak. So suculant. Surprised with complementary Swordfish Apertiser and Mint Sorbet cleanser that was so refreshing. Would not hesitate...More

Thank Tom K
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tom Wow! This is quite some compliment - 2 years covers a lot of dining experiences. It is great to read of your appreciation and enjoyment. We have just moved onto a new menu different flavours to compliment the duck breast and aged angus...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Sunday night meal was cooked by two French chef amazing food and wine to match. We pre booked as this restaurant is the best in town.More

Thank Cresswells2015
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cresswells It is a good point - yes we do recommend booking to avoid disappointment. We have recently moved to a new menu which includes some traditional French recipes and yes our guests are enjoying these immensely. With the warmer lighter days ahead we...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great food - we ate there both nights as it was so good. The staff are lovely. Good choice of wines. lovely views over the lake.

Thank O2660IIsuep
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello IIsuep Thank you for these comments - you have summed up our dining experience; delicious food, beautiful location and lovely staff!..Enjoy these great memories and maybe we can look forward to you sharing a holiday with us again soon. The Provenir Team

Reviewed 11 July 2017

What an absolute fabulous dining experience, came here a few years back and left very dissappointed, now cant wait for an excuse to come back... loved the appetizers which were totally unexpected between courses. The entrees and mains which were so full of flavour where...More

Thank pakaru321
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Pakaru We are glad to read that our game has picked up considerably! Romantic lighting isn't about reading menus easily is it, so yes good you mentioned it and our waitress helped out with that detail. We will look forward to you finding that...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We spent several days here and wound up eating at Provenir twice. It was by far the best restaurant in town with a pleasant environment in which you could enjoy you dinner and sophisticated service. To top it off, the food was delicious!More

Thank stuart b
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Stuart Thank you! We are glad to read you were enticed back to dine with us during your holiday in Paihia. I trust you have lots of photos to remind you of your stay: the beautiful location and delicious food you were able to...More

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10 March 2015|
Response from Hockeydad900 | Reviewed this property |
We certainly understand the problem as we have run into similar problems at other restaurants. Unfortunately, I do not recall that we ordered any dishes specially prepared at this restaurant so i don't have information to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 0111
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Provenir is a modern local restaurant with a seasonally driven menu. The centre of the restaurant is the kitchen where ingredient quality is non-negotiable. Provenir emphasises the age old formula of simple ingredients cooked well, freshness with a sense of energy, a little bit theatrical, true to life with quality and a story. Hand made, artisanal, from farm to chef. We know our farmers, fisherman, wine makers & growers; from Rod McDonald with his Quarter Acre stunning Syrah, to Bill French who raises our Perendale Lamb, they are just a few of our team. Head Chef - Marcus Berndt
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