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Milk and Honey, Napier NZ, Napier, Hawke's Bay

Milk and Honey, Napier NZ

4.0
4
212 Reviews
$30 and under
New Zealand

Milk & Honey is a seaside restaurant located in Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand. We are all about eating and imbibing bloody good food and drink that’s uniquely ours. We get a kick out of looking after people and seeing them relax and hang out at our place.
We open at 7am everyday of the year (except Christmas Day) and are here for you all day and into the night.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    New Zealand, Asian, Pacific Rim

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–12:00 pm Counter food Daily 7:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm snack plates Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    06-833 6099

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Napier

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 212 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PS

    PhilippaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    The worst service ever! We came here for dinner on my birthday and I wish we had gone somewhere else. When I made the reservation I was asked if it was for a special occasion. I wrote “birthday” but I don’t even understand why the question was asked as the staff had done nothing to acknowledge this. The service was one of the worst I’ve ever experienced. The girl who served us could not even smile and took ages to bring out menus and never checked on us if we needed anything during our dinner. She expressed no enthusiasm and just seemed like she hated her job. There was zero ambience inside. Bright lights and some kind of techno music which just sounded like a low noise in the background. I mean how hard can it be? I asked to have the lights dimmed but the manager said no! Shocking. The food tasted ok apart from the pizza which could have been a store bought frozen pizza. The presentation was embarrassing. The dumplings were sitting dry on a plate with the sauce on the side. Is it that hard to chuck some spring onions, chilli, sesame seeds on top? It was seriously annoying. Nobody came to ask us during the dinner if we needed anything or if the food tasted good. When I went up to pay I asked if the pizza was frozen or made fresh to point out that it was terrible but the guy just answered my question as if he thought it was a serious question, not a hint that it tasted disgusting. A service minded waiter would in my mind have answered the question something like this: it’s made fresh. Can I ask, was anything wrong? If you weren’t happy I’d really like to know. Definitely won’t be coming back. It’s disappointing it had to be on my birthday.

  2. LD

    LizD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Incredible food and great staff. It was super busy so took a while to get menu's and drinks once we were seated, but the food & bev staff were doing a fab job considering covid staffing issues. Well worth the wait :)

  3. H

    Hazel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Everything was fresh and flavourful. I particularly enjoyed the fresh oysters and fish crudo. Portion was appropriate. Service was prompt and friendly. Unfortunately the bartender was off for the night so we couldn’t order cocktails but the drink list good variety otherwise. Will be back

  4. S

    Steve

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Good desserts. Bit cold with doors open. Service a bit slow at times.

  5. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Good food with an extensive drinks menu, We also had good service and we would return again. for another meal.

  6. JW

    JaniceW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Great food. Did well in these COVID times. Would certainly recommend.

  7. BL

    BobL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The best pork I’ve ever had. Not sure about the sourish slaw. Maybe better served on the side

  8. j

    johnp

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Although we were able to book a table, when we arrived we were told there would be a 30 minute wait for a drink and all the tables were covered in dirty plates. There were only two people working at front of house and they could not cope. We left without any attention at all after 10 minutes. Our booking should not have been accepted if they were so understaffed. We went to another restaurant nearby which also only had two people for waiting on tables and pouring drinks for a busy restaurant including a table of over 15 people. We were served immediately and everything arrived promptly

  9. MB

    MandyB

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and even better wine list to compliment the Asian flavours.

  10. FT

    FernT

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute gem. From the delectable food to the warm ambient setting, the wonderful friendly and helpful staff, M&H will always be a favourite place to dine. The chefs outdo themselves every time. A million stars!

  11. CN

    CatherineN

    New Zealand

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always a good place to have a meal. Food is good as is the ambience. Will always go back. Great neighbourhood restaurant. Only real complaint is table tops are getting shabby.

  12. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    Food was nice enough but that is the only reason they got 2 stars overall. Service was terrible, incorrect order taken, food that was on yhe order not turning up, and then everything that had been ordered; snack, starter and main turned up all at once. Noise volume was out of control, ears were left ringing was a very noise table. Overall, worse dining experience I have ever had in the Hawke's Bay

  13. j

    jodiw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Delicious food. Slightly slow taking orders. But friendly service

  14. GR

    GabrielleR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Absolutely terrible! The food was ordinary at best. The service was non existent. When we raised a concern the staff just walked away. We had to pay for fries we didn’t eat as they were so disgusting. I would recommend avoiding this place.

  15. A

    Anna

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The service was poor. We waited 20min before they brought out our drinks, and when they did it was the wrong wine. We weren’t offered a glass of water until about 10min after the wine came out. The KFC was not crispy or crunchy like friend chicken should be, but was soggy and unappetising. The dumplings were also soggy, the filling was gritty and almost water like consistency. I had high hopes and was very unimpressed with the whole experience.

  16. t

    travellingkiwi

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The menu was promising, however after being seated there was a significant delay in taking our drink orders, then food order and then delivery of the food. Even then, one meal with incorrect with no apology from the staff member or acknowledgement. The two correct meals were good however sides were cold as they sat waiting for delivery (in full view of us). This was not at a particularly busy time of day, so disappointing for the service to let the chef down.

  17. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Tasty food, good service and lovely atmosphere - thanks.

  18. BP

    BexP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and range of beverages. Will come again to sample more of the menu.

  19. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love the Vino Rosso and the food was excellent!

  20. RW

    RossW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meal was delicious....we shared three entrees which were all outstanding. We were also impressed with the wine list.

  21. L

    Lexi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    On a busy wet Sunday morning, a lovely place for 3 friends to met for lunch. Don't forget to book.

  22. KP

    KerryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was fabulous. We went with a mix of small plates. It was fresh and flavoursome. Service was attentive and helpful when asked about menu. All in all a lovely evening out.

  23. WM

    WendyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time in for dinner - food was excellent and the service was lovely. Definitely recommend - great value for money. The KFC chicken is outstanding.

  24. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, wine and location. Really enjoyed ourselves

  25. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and cocktails. We enjoyed a variety of Asian fusion food from the dinner menu. The dumplings were a little dry/chewy, but had great flavour. Edamame had a delicious sauce, fries were tasty and greens were fresh and delicious. Would definitely return. Thanks!

  26. GC

    GC2888

    New Zealand

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    The food was delicious but the service was terrible. We waited for 30min to get our beers, and more than an hour to get food. It was a Tuesday evening, so not a busy night, but it was the worst service I have ever experienced in Napier. I used to go there all the time because their location is great but won't be back.

  27. PP

    ParrishP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent , drinks were a bit expensive, great service

  28. DK

    DonnaK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Friendly prompt service. I was very disappointed in the food, dumplings lacked flavour except for the dipping sauce. My steak was perfectly cooked but over seasoned as was the whole plate of food. At $34 for the main I expected better. It was simply too salty , I couldn’t taste anything else. Had been looking forward to our meal but probably won’t book again. All up we spent $120 but food was better at a local cafe for less than half that amount.

  29. HN

    HelenN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wonderful Asian fusion food cooked to our taste. Staff great and ambiance perfect outside on a great summer evening.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Excellent friendly service from very professional young lady

  31. SM

    SaraM

    New Zealand

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great setting and service. Thanks heaps.

  32. DD

    DougD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pleasant lunch with accompanying drinks, great variety for choice

  33. K

    Kiraleigh

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We live outside of Napier and always make a point to visit Milk and Honey as the food is always perfect.

  34. NB

    NickyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Unfortunately we didn’t enjoy our meal. Low on flavour and the Kitchen had already run out of menu items and it was only 6.30pm. Very disappointing.

  35. AM

    AMNapier

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had a lovely dinner with friends at milk and honey. Music was just right noise level and type, temperature was pleasant (as it was a very hot day), food was so yum and staff attentive and helpful. Just need to brush up your maths at the till ;)

  36. TC

    TonyC

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Had excellent drinks and nibbles for team Xmas function. The Korean Fried Chicken was a hit.

  37. MT

    MoniqueT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great location, reasonably priced fresh food and good service

  38. G

    Gilgan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Loved the ambiance and the food was great! However the service let it down for us. Our waitress didn't seem to know the menu to well and forgot my partners drink order when she took our food, after 20 minutes we had to wave her down. We all needed drinks by this stage but she kept going to wonder off before we all ordered. What got me the most however was i ordered a gin and tonic, i new exactly which gin i wanted off there menu but again she left the table faster than i could finish ordering. I let it go thinking o well there house gin is still a good one, to later find (once we got the bill) she had decided to bring me the most expensive gin on there menu. The food however was delicious especially the bao buns and dumplings.

  39. N

    Nicky

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Beautiful setting opposite the beach, food nice but service slow.

  40. KS

    KatieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    The food was amazing, we all loved what we ordered, it was served in good time, delicious & presentation was 10/10. Sadly the service wasn't so good, we had to ask every time for someone to take order for drinks, then we had to follow up as to where they were. When I ordered a Frangelico, I was served a type of whiskey, 2 of the wait staff had to google to see what the bottle looked like. I would suggest that you employ someone to manage the bar, which experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Milk and Honey, Napier NZ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 06-833 6099.

Milk and Honey, Napier NZ is rated 4 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Milk and Honey, Napier NZ

10 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri Napier, Hawke's Bay 4110

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Napier

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–12:00 pm Counter food Daily 7:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm snack plates Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    New Zealand, Asian, Pacific Rim

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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