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The Gintrap Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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64 West Quay, Napier 12030, New Zealand (Formerly The Gintrap Cafe & Bar)
+64 6-835 0199
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11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Gin Trap is in a converted wool store in a hip precinct of Ahuriri. Across the road is a working fishing wharf where commercial fishing boats load and unload their holds. You can watch the action while you dine. The Gin Trap have indoor and outdoor options you can choose depending on the weather. The menu is consistently good... More 

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Thank Melody H
North Haven
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to sit outside and watch the fishing boats go by. Also have a nice view of the yachts at the yacht club. Big selection of meals.

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Thank Trippin' T
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is OK, but it is staffed only by untrained people, which ruins the whole experience. Note that it was not that one waitress missed something, it is that they are all pretty clueless. Suggest before you decide to eat that you try to gauge if they have trained the staff since my visit. Nice building with a nice... More 

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Thank Richard H
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The team make great cocktails we have had many nights here and continue to come back! Welcoming team, and they look after you, noticing when drinks are low and the food is always good too

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Thank Melanie T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this little gem while out looking for a casual place to eat. Good parking, and beautiful harbourside views from or table. Staff were good attentive and the meal was delicious. Whiskey was fabulous too. It wasnt too noisy which suited us as we wanted to chat a lot and not have to compete over loud music and noise.... More 

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Thank Jeanne N
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting, service was a bit slow but it was busy and the food was nice...will definitely be revisiting

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Thank ricosplaydates
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attentive staff greeted us and we had a table looking out on the Quay. My husband had a delicious rack of lamb on ratatouille.The lamb was succulent and perfectly cooked. I had a delicious pie with a creamy mushroom cheese filling .Perfect and filling for a vegetarian. The food was very unique with a great range of vegetarian dishes

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Thank EFH1948
Manakau, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spotted a sign offering $15 steak meals Sunday nights while strolling the wharf earlier in the day. Returned for dinner with family (6 of us - 5 having the steak and the other having a kids meal). Great value for money and a very tasty meal - scotch fillet, salad, chips and mushroom sauce

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Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The staff are awful rude and unhelpful the waitresses was lovely but the bar staff have attitude. The food was good but I can't recommend it as the bar staff are so awful.

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We came for my mums birthday, a large group and Alison was our waitress. Family is hard to please but they were all very thankful for her service. Main meals were decent portion but the starters were so little..was disappointed with the portion size of the broccoli balls. Thanks Alison.

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Thank Jadeey K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 27
Cuisine
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 West Quay, Napier 12030, New Zealand (Formerly The Gintrap Cafe & Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 0199

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