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Food and restaurants in Hawke's Bay

Top restaurants

Café
“Nice ambience and excellent food. Specialises in sharing platters and they are divine! Apart from platters they also have a good variety of other dishes. Bookings are usually essential if you want to avoid waiting. It's a popular place. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Napier. A Napier destination. Famous for its doughnuts with the fillings supplied in syringes on the side for injecting. Also does delicious French inspired cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner”
  • 32 locals recommend
Night Club
“Our favourite winery, world class wine and setting, all within biking/driving distance”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love this spot for Taupo's best fine dinning experience. It usually has a great deal on a three course meal. The courses are not huge and over all its good value for money. We find its smart/casual so not too over the top.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stunning food, great service and a wonderful outdoor patio area for summer, or couches in front of the fire for winter. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Classic Mexican food experience in a funky restaurant setting. Margaritas & imported beers plus more available. An absolutely delicious spot, but get there early for a seat ! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Award winning chef, one of the few restaurants who have been rated nationally. Bookings recommended.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful extraordinary food. "Infusing Hawke's Bay Produce with far flung ideas to create dishes which will often surprise and always delight" Dinner Wednesday - Sunday. Lunch Friday - Sunday 40 Hastings Street. (06) 834 4309”
  • 19 locals recommend

Cafes

Candy Store
“A great place to have some cafe food in lovely surroundings. They also have a shop with interesting local and overseas art. Check out their garden sculptures , then walk back in time through their lollie shop. Bird woods Gallery is located near Havelock North, which is about half an hours drive from Napier: This is a favourite place of mine to take visitors to.. Enjoy!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“More than just a sailing club. Pizza resturant and bar with awesome Sunday jam sessons.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A perfect weekend brunch date. Smashed Avo on toast is incredible and large range of delicious danishes to accompany great coffee.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“Lots of healthy and delicious food options. Amazing lake and mountain views.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Ahuriri/Napier. Lovely cafe by the sea, great and interesting food options, close to the boardwalk for a stroll. Good for breakfast, bruch and lunch. Sometimes offers dinner too.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
“Been around for decades, awesome food in town for breakfast/lunch and coffee”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great variety of menu options, including platters. I enjoy a weekend brunch on their deck overlooking grass and playground on a sunny day. Inside is very open plan dining, ideal for larger groups. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“They have bread and patisserie made by Yabon bakery so very good. Great coffee, this is THE place at the moment in Havelock North. Its well patronized and has a good vibe. They do good breakfasts with vegan option too. Also open for dinner some nights of the week. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“This bakery has a lovely assortment of freshly made bakery items including pies, pastries, breads, biscuits.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best pies in town! Winner of lots of pie awards, so if you're after the quintessential kiwi pie, this is it :) They have another shop on Spa road too if you're already in town.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Artisan bakery run by a couple with a real passion for what they do—you can sit in the adjoining cafe and watch them work! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Home of award winning pies and open from 4am! Their coffee is great and you can get traditional Maori Bread here.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Cupcake Shop
  • 2 locals recommend