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Provenir

$$$$, , Fusion
130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 0111
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“duck breast” (6 reviews)
“mint sorbet” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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$$$$
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130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG the food is superb and the views high class. So nice to find this caliber dining in Paihia. Service top notch as well.More

Thank nzloudandclear
PBRManager, Provenir Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello nzloudandclear Thank you very much! I totally agree with you, the food, the views. We are glad we can do this justice and you had a great evening dining with us. We hope to see you back soon, summer offers us long warm evenings...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I went there, and I've absolutely no regrets! The staff, the ambience, quality and presentation of plates, originality in tastes association.. everything was just perfect. Card has been changed recently, the chefs are 2 young French chefs and you can see it in...More

Thank Jyoti D
PBRManager, Provenir Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jyoti Wow! You have said everything - we are so glad we were able to satisfy you so ideally. We appreciate that the efforts of the team have paid off and that you were able to enjoy the dining experience we offer. Yes the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I often go there, but I can say that the tow new French cooks are rocking this restaurant in a delicious way. I choosed the kiwi oyster, the Angus with a salad slide, and then the red passion with some choux à la crème... that...More

Thank Xavier H
PBRManager, Provenir Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Xavier This is really great to read. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and could appreciate the delicious food and wine we have to offer. Yes the chefs have brought some new flavours into the menu with passion and enthusiasm - you could...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No expectations but blown away by a faultless precision, a well balanced sophisticated meal which has rarely been matched in our experience. Beside the NZ dominant wine list there were still gems, particularly the wines by the glass. Attentive and respectful service. A great space...More

Thank Adam J W
PBRManager, Provenir Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Adam Thank you for this acknowledgement. It was a pleasure to serve you, we are happy that you appreciated what we have to offer. It is a bonus to be compared and come out so favorably! We will continue to forge ahead with "the...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Steak was cold, lamb rack was more like 3 small lamb cutlets. Have been here a number of times, but was very disappointed.More

Thank Gayle M
PBRManager, Provenir Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Gayle Yes, it is disappointing to read especially as we have a policy to check each table once the meal has been served, just to ensure that every guest is getting the dining experience they are expecting. To be eating "cold" steak is not...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had dinner and breakfast here while staying at the hotel. The food was great. Eggs Benedict for breakfast was addicting. Dinner was fine dining. One thing a little odd was that guests were using the pool and coming into the restaurant, dripping wet, wrapped...More

Thank waejae_jae
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hello Waejae Thank you for your comments. I will address the "odd" first: New Zealand does have its quirky side and us kiwis can frustrate in our approach and embrace of that. Needless to say a fine dining restaurant with guests dripping wet - "welcome...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had a meal at the Provenir, making our selection based on TripAdvisor reviews. We tend to agree with what has been written previously and our experience was also good. The service was efficient, fast and friendly The location is lovely - but only the...More

Thank Cheezel
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hello Cheezel Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so happy we didn't disappoint and you were able to have a special dining experience in the beautiful Paihia. Yes the tables at the end of the restaurant are sort after but...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

Located on the seafront with views out to the ocean Freshly made innovative, well presented food in the usual Kiwi sized portions.good range of wines The service was good and the staff welcoming. Excellent venue for a special night outMore

Thank Libby1954
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hello Libby Thank you for your comments. We all enjoy being able to offer guests a special evening out so lovely to receive the feed-back. We have a stunning location, fabulous local produce, good ol' kiwi generosity and great staff that bring all that together...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

From the Homemade Ciabata to the Duck breast, everything was impeccably cooked and presented. Had the seared scallops and duck. My wife had the aged Angus steak. So suculant. Surprised with complementary Swordfish Apertiser and Mint Sorbet cleanser that was so refreshing. Would not hesitate...More

Thank Tom K
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hello Tom Wow! This is quite some compliment - 2 years covers a lot of dining experiences. It is great to read of your appreciation and enjoyment. We have just moved onto a new menu different flavours to compliment the duck breast and aged angus...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Sunday night meal was cooked by two French chef amazing food and wine to match. We pre booked as this restaurant is the best in town.More

Thank Cresswells2015
PBRManager, Restaurant at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hello Cresswells It is a good point - yes we do recommend booking to avoid disappointment. We have recently moved to a new menu which includes some traditional French recipes and yes our guests are enjoying these immensely. With the warmer lighter days ahead we...More

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We certainly understand the problem as we have run into similar problems at other restaurants. Unfortunately, I do not recall that we ordered any dishes specially prepared at this restaurant so i don't have information to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 100
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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