Loved this cafe .Great food, service and frienddly staff. Went back three times for their beautifully cooked fish. Catered for gluten free.
Good fish and chips at reasonable prices for NZ, plus good choice of beers. Service was friendly and efficient. Napier has many restaurants so there is good competition. Thirsty Whale is rightly up there at the top on TA.
The swordfish special was yummy, the service was swift and helpful. The linguini was tasty too. Went in on a GrabOne deal, so excellent value for money. The restaurant was quiet on the night we went (weeknight) but was pleasant enough. On our next visit we will swing by. The al fresco dining area would be lovely on a sunny... More
Did a quick scan of restaurants via dining sites on the internet and chose The Thirsty Whale for our casual Saturday evening meal. We thought they might be too busy but it was no trouble to get a table and the service was brisk but friendly. We both had a steak meal, my husband's was pronounced near perfect but mine... More
We decided to eat at The Thirsty Whale on the basis of tripadvisor recommendations, & we weren't disappointed. Our upstairs table had a good view out over the harbour & the sunset. Our waiter was friendly & knowledgeable, & even better, knew when to ask how things were or what we needed and when to leave us to enjoy the... More
Bit disappointed in the paua fritters. Not enough when considering the price, paper wafer thin. Nice surroundings
We had a lovely dinner in this awesome pub! There was even a waterfall behind the bar! It has a cool ambience and a lovely curved wooden bar with nautical items in the glass portholes, it is very cool. The food was lovely, the service was great too. Drinks were replenished quickly and the staff very attentive. My partner had... More
It was a cold day so we were offered table by the fire - lovely! Staff service was above and beyond (friendly and full of smiles and humour!!), very knowledgeable about the brunch / lunch menu and gave good advice re the menu options. Would definitely come back again for brunch/lunch!
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