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45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
+64 6-833 7733
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

My partner and I went here simply because we were staying at the hotel, but were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The restaurant was nearly empty, and the staff a little preoccupied, but the food itself was some of the best we have ever eaten. Truly could not understand why it was so empty, particularly compared... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Lovely food, very obliging with my food allergies, they were happy to mix and match a meal to suit me.

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1 Thank Letia B
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We visited here on Friday night with a party of ten. The menu selection is excellent. Those who had entrees were more than pleased with their choice, beautifully presented and very generous. My choice of fish for mains was absolutely delicious. The seasonal selection of vegetables were the tastiest vegetables I have ever had with a meal. Those who chose... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

If you want a great restaurant with good service after a day of travel or activities, then this is the restaurant. The food is always impeccable and the service great. The only issue is deciding what to eat as the menu has great choice along with the daily specials.

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1 Thank pasgro
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We have eaten here twice now and were very impressed. Both times the restaurant was near empty despite it being a Saturday night, which is a shame because the food is very good. Last weekend we went and shared the pork belly stuffed with bacon and pistachio, and the catch of the day which was a white fish (can't remember... More 

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1 Thank Caitlin N
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

I really haven't tried their mains but I love ordering their breads which comes with dips. I have also tried their calamari/salt n pepper which was cooked very well. Staff are always friendly and accommodating.

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1 Thank Tosca A
Nelson, New Zealand
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227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Went for dinner, and was very pleased that i did. I had the vegetarian dish which was tasty, and of a decent quantity, for pudding i had a orange icecream pavlova dish which was melt in your mouth. The service was exceptional, I arrived at 6pm without a reservation and was promptly seated with a great smile, food came out... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

We were very tired when we arrived at the hotel, 6 and a half hours driving so thought it easier to eat at the Te Panias restaurant. That was a very good move, as both dishes of stuffed belly pork and the above mentioned lamb were absolutely delicious, the different flavoured acompliments and sauces worked so very well.Only niggle was... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Breakfast was good, so that evening we booked for Dinner, which was also excellent. Staff were helpful and attentive. The only issue was the W.Indies cricket team were at breakfast Sunday the same time as us and the service was slow as the dining room was so busy. This we understand, however the food was inferior to Saturdays breakfast, shame... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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211 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

The brasserie is part of the Te Pania Hotel complex. We had several breakfasts and an an evening meal while staying at the hotel. The food was excellent, and service was good. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, French, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Marine Parade, Napier 4001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-833 7733

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