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The Gintrap Restaurant & Bar

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64 West Quay, Napier 12030, New Zealand (Formerly The Gintrap Cafe & Bar)
+64 6-835 0199
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff are awful rude and unhelpful the waitresses was lovely but the bar staff have attitude. The food was good but I can't recommend it as the bar staff are so awful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for my mums birthday, a large group and Alison was our waitress. Family is hard to please but they were all very thankful for her service. Main meals were decent portion but the starters were so little..was disappointed with the portion size of the broccoli balls. Thanks Alison.

Thank Jadeey K
Napier, New Zealand
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took friends from Christchurch there for lunch. Service was excellant. Staff friendly and chatted about where we were from etc etc. 2 of us had caesar salads. Very short on the chicken. 1 had fish tacos, looked very nice and tasted very good. The other had prawns with salad. Again looked and tasted good. We also had garlic bread for... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time I have had bad service here, won't be back not recommend. We went there on Saturday night at 8.20 pm to get desert and a couple of drinks and were told no they couldn't do it! There were people still in the restaurant and I asked " if you are still serving them desert ?" The answer was... More 

Thank thesherw00ds
Manchester, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few places in Napier where you can eat out with a view of the sea. A shared fish platter was more than enough for two with fresh mussels, crispy fried fish and plenty of other tasty titbits

Thank Blade4ever
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite fairly high prices even by New Zealand standards, the management here are too stingy to let customers use WiFi. Waitress used the old "oh, its to stop people sitting on their phones" excuse which I found insulting since I just wanted to google something in our conversation, not sit on my phone and I don't have a New Zealand... More 

Thank Craig R
Taupo District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast at The Gintrap today. An omelette and French toast, plus iced coffees. Our food and drink were very tasty and we could not fault them. Service was great with friendly staff. Lovely outlook. Would definitely go again.

Thank pp_fischbach
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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627 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to watch the sunset over the harbour, and have a seafood platter and glasses of sav blanc.

Thank PeteLucy434
Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We chose three sharing plates for an evening meal. The sizes were smallish, but enough for two to share. We enjoyed the scallop dish best. Drinks are pricey, particularly the wines, so expect an expensive meal if you decide to have multiple drinks. We had one each, so the cost was not huge.

Thank Stuart S
Spokane, Washington
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236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

After checking TA before going to the Gintrap I was prepared to be wowed!. But I was disappointed. The location is great, overlooking the commercial harbour. There is lots of off-road parking and it's a comfortable place. The staff were good to a point (explanation later) Beer and wine list is sufficient for just about any palate and the menu,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 West Quay, Napier 12030, New Zealand (Formerly The Gintrap Cafe & Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 0199

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?