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) #1 of 38 Restaurants in Paihia €€€€ , European,
130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 0111
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Taste sensation, presentation inspiration - true excellence without pretentiousness. Unobtrusive staff who seem genuinely delighted to entertain you at "their" place. Love it; love it; love it. Bucket list! Do it!More

Thank essl20
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Essl20 Thank you for taking the time to leave such a shining review. We are so glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Such an honour that you would consider us a bucket list destination. I will definitely pass your comments onto our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were extremely professional but also had a great sense of humour. It was the icing on the cake. The entrees and mains were well presented and were all a good size. In fact I had no room for dessert which was the only...More

Thank robbishnz
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear robbishnz Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you had a fantastic experience with us at Provenir. We have a great team and its always so nice to be able to share such great feedback with them....More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Sadly now I have discovered this restaurant I feel ruined for life. I DO NOT KNOW HOW ANY OTHER MEAL CAN COMPARE TO THIS EXPERIENCE ~ 40 years ago we had our first date - duck shooting- This was our celebration dinner so I ordered...More

Thank Gretta W
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gretta Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Provenir and we are pleased we could make your anniversary a special one. Such an honour that you would consider us hard to...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

What a fantastic experience the oysters where so fresh the Angus beef beautifully cooked. Service was quick ,attentive and friendly. Best dining experience I have had in along time.More

Thank P111Dunedin
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear P111 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very lucky to be able to serve you such fresh produce like our oysters that come from across the bay and that you enjoyed them. So happy you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

We had a meal here based on the strength of the previous reviews. My partner is a real foodie and has dined all over the world and rates this as the best if not THE best dining experience she has ever had. Fine dining is...More

Thank Chris F
PBRManager, Executive chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chris Wow thank you so much for the shining review. So honoured to be considered the best dining experience you have had. I will be sure to pass the kind words onto all my staff. Hope you do get to dine with us again...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We had been meaning to try Provenir for ages then a 'Grab One' offer came up and we grabbed it! We had a lovely evening, the food was first class, delicious, beautifully presented and service faultless. We will definitely return and have since recommended Provenir...More

Thank Karen S
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Karen Congratulations on your birthday and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again sometime soon We really appreciate you recommending us Regards Marcus

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We came here with some friends. It was just beautiful from start to finish. We had a 5 course menu-jut divine and must try it at least once in your life. Bonus this place has a great luxury spa for treatments too - treat yourself...More

Thank Ruby S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

wonderful place to celebrate a special occassion. we enjoyed beautiful food great wine and top class service. we would highly recommend to anyone staying in Paihia.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This will be the shortest review I have ever written. Again Marcus and his team delivered some of the best tasting and well presented food to our table of 4; which included a couple who had just returned from a world cruise on the Queen...More

Thank Tulawaka
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I don't see the point in re writing a review if the establishment is consistent...but I enjoyed my meal so much that I can't help myself, I just have to say if you haven't been to Provenir you have to go!! The new winter Menu...More

Thank Emma K
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We will be arriving into PAIHIA on Wednesday April 1st for 3 days My husband will be celebrating his 70th during that time. We have experienced much difficulty in many restaurants with regard to my Husband's absolute allergies to GARLIC & ONIONS Even on occasions being informed e.g. "Sorry we do not have an alternative to Creamed potatoes with garlic" or cannot offer a pepper sauce which is garlic/onion free Only garlic butter bread etc Admittedly the majority of recipes include these two ingredients (which I love) but really does seem shortsighted of restaurants who, one hopes, are preparing freshly cooked meals to be so restricted . My Question therefore What is the attitude of your Chef?
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, Brunch, Dinner, 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, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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