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130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 0111
18:00 - 21:00
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Westfield, New Jersey
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to Provenir for Valentine's Day. We are often skeptical about restaurants in hotels, but having spent a long and wonderful meal there, our skepticism was completely misplaced. Provenir has many things going for it: 1) Amazing location and view from the dining room 2) Warm and accommodating staff 3) Terrific food 4) See 1, the... More 

1 Thank Traveling4BiznFun
Mississauga, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Our evening was amazing from the food to the adorable Scottish girl who served us. All the staff was amazing and gave great suggestions, from wine to main courses to what was their favourite desert. The chef I did not meet but wish I did because the dishes they created had amazing flavours. Very interesting and packed with unusual combinations... More 

Thank Anne Marie C
Noosa, Australia
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

So happy we found this place, how refreshing the outlook, we had just got off a fishing trip so feel across this place, great service, fabulous food, the local oysters are the best we have eaten freshly shucked and the taste of the sea WOW, and the rest of the meal was delicious, good wine again local Rose from Central... More 

Thank 178kris
Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant clearly takes pride in presentation and taste of their food. The chef put a lot of effort into every dish, and this shows. It really turned out to be an wonderful experience of tastes, and we would happily return to experience it all over again. With a complimentary starter, and palate cleansing sorbet in between, we thoroughly... More 

Thank crzzzr
Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

What a pleasant surprise. My husband and I ended up going to this restaurant without much expectation after average meals in Paihia and it was superb! The staff was friendly and helpful and the food to die for! We were spoiled with several chef compliments during the night to add to the dishes that were perfectly cooked. I recommend to... More 

Thank DeborahMello
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We went to Bay of Islands for a long weekend without plan. We found Provenir on TripAdvisor with good rating. Since we are traveling with my 2 year old, we didn't prepare to go fine dinning. I called the restaurant, and ask them did they have high chair; They said yes.....well, so I assumed they are child friendly. The service... More 

1 Thank randmarandma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful menu, amazing service, exquisite tastes. Cant fault our lovely evening at Provenir. The beautiful scenery is just the icing on a perfect cake. We will definitely be back when next on Paihia.

1 Thank Melanie S
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Excellent range of food and good quality. Portions are a bit small, but if you order a couple of side dishes you'll be ok. Took a while to take our order, but it was a full restaurant and there was only one poor girl taking orders.

1 Thank Legs2005
Exeter, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were so impressed with our meal. The restaurant is perched above the road with views out over the Bay and the Hotel's pool. It's fairly relaxed ambiance made the fine dining experience all the more unexpected.The whole meal was presented with an impressive attention to detail, beginning with a delightful "amuse" of Tuna Pate on a melt-in-the-mouth cheese pastry.... More 

1 Thank Anne S
Nelson, New Zealand
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Provenir. The service was excellent. I had the beef and my husband had the fish special. The buffalo mozzarella salad was fresh and delicious. The bread and homemade butter was excellent. A perfect meal with a beautiful view!!

1 Thank Lynn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 100
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
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
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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