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Provenir

) #2 of 38 Restaurants in Paihia $$$$ , European,
130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 0111
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“duck breast” (6 reviews)
“mint sorbet” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Provenir Oh wow! We spent 2 weeks around New Zealand - Queenstown, Wellington, Auckland and the Far North. And we found Provenir the best restaurant so far. Jessyca and I had oysters for starters - they were so good and fresh. Oh yes, the bread...More

Thank Sang Hoe C
PBRManager, Provenir Team at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sang Thank you very much for your comments - of course we are delighted that you found Provenir "the best restaurant so far" - with your holiday well over we hope the pleasurable memories are lingering on. The Provenir Team

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent. Visited on a relatively quiet night in winter and was surprised by the incredible experience had here. The staff are professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The food is great and well presented. Good, intimate venue. The wine pairing was fantastic and recommended. One of the...More

Thank nzravensfan
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Dear nzravensfan Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed you evening at Provenir. Thank you for all your great feedback, I will be sure to pass it on to all our staff. Hope...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

Excellent overall: great menu - everything we had was well prepared and presented, complimentary amuse bouche a nice touch. friendly efficient service. highly recommend

Thank traveller101193
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Dear traveller101193 Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review . We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon Regards Marcus Berndt

Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was the best meal of our recent trip. The service was pleasant but not obtrusive and the restaurant was beautifully set up. The food was interesting and the little touches like complimentary bread and small extra courses really added to the meal. My duck...More

Thank JiNy83
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Dear JiNy83 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Such an honour that you considered us the best meal of your trip. I will be sure to pass on...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

The food was delicious and imaginatively presented. The little side taste treats were a delightful surprise.

Thank moi-dit
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Dear moi - dit Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience Hope to see you again soon Regards Marcus Berndt

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Two months ago we went here for a meal and boy it is still the most memorable meal we have had, the passion that went into every course was amazing and the service we recieved was great, this was the highlight of our 6 day...More

Thank pcpomeroy
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Dear pcpomeroy Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. Such an honour that you would consider our little restaurant the highlight of your trip. We are so glad that we could make your visit so memorable. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Taste sensation, presentation inspiration - true excellence without pretentiousness. Unobtrusive staff who seem genuinely delighted to entertain you at "their" place. Love it; love it; love it. Bucket list! Do it!More

Thank essl20
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear Essl20 Thank you for taking the time to leave such a shining review. We are so glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Such an honour that you would consider us a bucket list destination. I will definitely pass your comments onto our...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

The staff were extremely professional but also had a great sense of humour. It was the icing on the cake. The entrees and mains were well presented and were all a good size. In fact I had no room for dessert which was the only...More

Thank robbishnz
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear robbishnz Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you had a fantastic experience with us at Provenir. We have a great team and its always so nice to be able to share such great feedback with them....More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Sadly now I have discovered this restaurant I feel ruined for life. I DO NOT KNOW HOW ANY OTHER MEAL CAN COMPARE TO THIS EXPERIENCE ~ 40 years ago we had our first date - duck shooting- This was our celebration dinner so I ordered...More

Thank Gretta W
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear Gretta Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Provenir and we are pleased we could make your anniversary a special one. Such an honour that you would consider us hard to...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

What a fantastic experience the oysters where so fresh the Angus beef beautifully cooked. Service was quick ,attentive and friendly. Best dining experience I have had in along time.More

Thank P111Dunedin
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear P111 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very lucky to be able to serve you such fresh produce like our oysters that come from across the bay and that you enjoyed them. So happy you enjoyed your...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, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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