Emporium Eatery & Bar

2 Tennyson Street, Napier South, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, 4110
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Opening Information

Wednesday – Friday: 4pm 'til late
Saturday: 7am 'til late
Sunday: 7am 'til 4pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Private Functions
  • Open Fire place
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Cocktails
  • Baby Chairs
  • Accommodation

About Emporium Eatery & Bar

Emporium in Napier’s iconic Art Deco Masonic Hotel is a collection of spaces, each distinctive in design.

The vibrant Eatery & Bar offers a variety of menus to suit the time of day, accompanied by an extensive beverage list. Our chef Sara crafts contemporary seasonal menus, wherever possible utilising fresh, local ingredients.

The bar’s Cocktail Lounge with its rich, luxurious furnishings provides a relaxed space to while away the time with friends over a lite bite, a craft cocktail, or a drink from our impressive collection.

The adjacent Emporium Lounge is a most intriguing and enchanting place that captures an era of elegance and grace where guests can dine in more intimate surroundings.

Emporium is just the spot to enjoy Hawke’s Bay hospitality at its best with friends, family or colleagues.

Currently we’re open Wednesday – Friday 4pm 'til late (for drinks, dinner & bar/late night snacks), Saturday 7am 'til late (for brunch, drinks, dinner & bar/late night snacks), and Sundays 7am 'til 3pm (for brunch & drinks).

This stunning building lends itself to celebrations and gatherings, whether it's a conference, special bash for a big birthday, a family reunion, staff function or business meeting. There are several room options available including the suite of Gatsby Rooms, depending on the size and style of function. The availability of premium on-site accommodation in the hotel makes and all-inclusive event venue.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Modern New Zealand, Bistro, Cocktails
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

We visited this Eatery for Mother's Day lunch. The service was good when we arrived. Our drinks order was taken and we received them in a timely manner. Our food order was taken and we received our meals in an acceptable amount of time. But that was it! We didn't see anyone again. No waiting staff asked us if we would like more drinks and after a 45 minute wait for someone to take our dessert orders, we decided to leave. The food was ok at best. Good sized meals but very bland meals with no flare. We will not be returning to this Eatery.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Fantastic all round! Thank you for being so welcoming, helpful, and professional. All guests enjoyed the event, and the hosts were able to enjoy also!

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Visited On Thursday, 01 April 2021

We are foodies and your food was superb. Really appreciated the professionalism of our host. Loved the decor. Thanks so much for having us.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

We had a great experience on Saturday night for dinner at the Emporium. Our waiter was awesome. I had the raw fish and my partner the oysters for Entree(delicious). We both had the Porterhouse steak for our main and it was cooked to perfection. Thankyou we will definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 26 March 2021

Great to have Emporium open again after a long closure.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 February 2021

Great choice of food and drinks on the menu, very good relaxed atmosphere with a good level of vibrancy. Excellent service, meals and deserts are quite on the expensive side. Overall a great place to dine.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 February 2021

You just need to adhere to booking instructions.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 February 2021

Nothing major, but I want to mention the whisky ti cocktail drink ware doesn’t really work as the table was dripping in condensation from the iciness - quite a mess. And the hand basin tap temperature is really too hot, I can’t rinse my hands properly without getting burn let along little kids. Paper towel was out too. I really don’t use hand dryers as we know they just blow gems around. Not criticism, just hope that will help with future improvement. Thank you for the outstanding food as always and not forgetting our orders this time.

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Visited On Friday, 22 January 2021

Great staff, very attentive and knowledgable

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Visited On Saturday, 09 January 2021

Very minimal quantity for the food.. I ordered medium rare steak which turned out very chewy and full of fat.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 December 2020

It took 45 mins to get our drinks then the waitress dropped them and they were not replaced until we got up and complained. The meals arrived much later which i guess is to be expected on New Year’s Eve but the two children’s meals were forgotten and they had to wait another 25 mins to arrive. We were not compensated at all. Rather disappointing evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 December 2020

Some staffs not really professional

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

A very enjoyable evening out for dessert to thank our lovely volunteers. The chocolate & raspberry cheesecake was so delicious! We love the lounge decor - feels like a little bit of luxury . . .

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Was disappointed that there were only 5 mains. No chicken or pasta or salad options.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Ambient and delicious

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

Thank you for a fantastic evening. The meal and service was beautiful and the location was something extra special. Ngā mihi to the team.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

Menu is pretty limited in options and very expensive for what you get. Meals are either very small or very large portions. Your waiting staff need to learn to explain the menu better eg. the fish tartare is raw. The menu does not describe the meals that well just the sauces. No salad or vege with meals is disappointing to add to the cost. The petite salad with the fish n chips was ridiculous and the chips way too much on the plate, that is a two person meal. The waiting staff seemed very bored. And the wine is ridiculousy overpriced as well. Won't be back in a hurry. Disappointing - as we wanted to support local with the reopening.

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Visited On Monday, 28 September 2020

made a reservation via your website and received a confirmation email, but upon arrival discovered you were closed. I had an out of town visitor that I was taking out for dinner so not a good look 0 out of 10 for me :(

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Justine was fantastic. As your chairs are rounded it would be good to have hooks under the tables for a lady to hand her bag, it’s not nice having to put it on the floor.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Food and service were fabulous although I think the mains prices are a little on the high side

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Disappointed that this restaurant seems to have a policy of putting couples in side tables, reserving better located tables for fours or more. We booked for dinner on St Valentines night well in advance and were put on a side table between a display case with a pillar and a passage. We returned the next morning for coffee, and, although the place was pretty empty, were refused permission to sit anywhere except at the same side table. We left.

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

The restaurant is beautiful and the cocktails were excellent. Unfortunately, the food and service is mediocre. The bay fish was overcooked and dry. The side order of vegetables were hard. The chef may need to be trained correctly or replaced. The service was poor. The waitress had a bad attitude and did not check on our table or clear anything. I will not be returning and I will inform others not to waste their money here. Management is failing to ensure quality control with product and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Food was awful. Drinks were good and staff were great. But the food was awful. I chose pizza which was undercooked and tasteless.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Nice personal, very very delicious food and fantastic good drinks at the bar. If you are in Napier you must go there😀

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Visited On Thursday, 06 February 2020

Food was great and came out very quick. Service was okay, wasn’t greeted on arrival - had to approach staff for a table. Disappointingly was unable to order coffees with our brunch meals due to their backlog. Staffing numbers should be better planned to cater for increased demand on public holidays and days with incoming cruise ships. Overall would visit again though.

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