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MINT Restaurant

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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 4050
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Manchester England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A reservation is almost certainly necessary as it is a small pale. The staff were very friendly and attentive helping us with the menu choices. We both chose the beef cheek and fillet steak combo as a main and it was up there as one of the highlight meals of our trip. Do visit.

Thank Humphrey_Wright
Tuakau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was not a single mouthful of the meal we didn't like. For starters I had the sous vide lambs liver. My husband had the mussels. The liver was melt in the mouth and the mussels were wonderful. I followed with the slow cooked lamb shoulder. My husband had the sous vide fish. The fish tasted fresh and the lamb... More 

Thank David L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a busy evening when we visited but although we had booked we waited a long time before anyone paid any attention to us at all other than to show us to a table. When we eventually ordered, we decided on the duck dish which sounded good, asking that it be well done rather than very pink, the waitress... More 

Thank Sedateskier
Port Augusta, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended thus restaurant. We had no booking and team were accommodating and lovely. The food was superb with great entrees and fantastic duck as main. Desserts were spectacular and great. Service was attentive and courteous. All in all , a great night

Thank Nigel S
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in accommodation on Marine Parade you a within walking distance to this little gem. Mint was recommended by our motel host and we were so pleased to have taken his advise. We booked and just as well as it was full on a rainy Monday night. Small but well set out ensured a relaxed atmosphere. The menu... More 

Thank KenRW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent venue, had a room all to ourselves (10 people). Very nice food options, great service, nice atmosphere.even had a view out to the sea:)

Thank Denise B
Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Mint numerous times and the food n service has always been excellent We thorough recommend to locals and tourists.

Thank bishi_13
Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our visit here had a great seat overlooking marine parade and towards the ocean. Food and service were all great cannot be faulted, it just seemed the place lacked some atmosphere for some reason. For a nice and quiet meal out can recommend.

Thank NeilHBay
Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very nice although the dish that I chose - ravioli - was quite small compared to my husband's, he had the beef cheek. We ordered a side dish, the salad which was also very small for two people. We are not big people so I think that most would need to order more courses or side dishes.... More 

Thank makauri
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal at Mint. We popped in to book in the afternoon. My partner asked for a seat by the window later that evening which although no promises were made was kindly remembered. The food is surprising and multi layered with lots of flavour. The team are friendly and very helpful. Would recommend.

Thank Mike G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 4050
Mint restaurant is set in an 1897 heritage house on Napier's Marine Parade, it's modernised interior offers comfortable ambient dining. Open for dinner Monday to Saturday, enjoy complimentary house-made bread while you peruse the menu. Our cuisine is contemporary with a twist of New Zealand influence and we are fully licensed. Mint is ideally suited to casual or intimate dining, business or celebrations. Sample menus and table bookings available on our website.Your hosts, Steve and Ruth Beere. Bon Appetit

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