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The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison burger” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great night out with friend and the attitude of the place is great, but very busy and the food took quite a white to arrive.

Thank Teresa S
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Sorry about the delay Teresa the restaurant has been very popular and we have been really busy since before Christmas

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Picture a hot 30 degrees NZ summer day, sparkling sea, boats bobbing, cool drinks.....what more could be said. An oasis for the hot and thirsty and a welcome break. Good parking but may be limited at busier times.

Thank Rosie M
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great review Rosie but I surprised we only qualified for 3 stars

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here before and always impressed by the we have been made to feel welcome by the manageress Sheree each time and accomodating our seating preference. The waitress was very friendly and polite. Our meals have always been excellent, always cooked as requested...More

Thank mark s
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting the Thirsty again Mark and we are delighted it again achived your expectations

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I called in for lunch, was greeted by a lovely blonde lady, sherry I think her name was. She sat us outside and made us feel very welcome. Food was awesome and quick, considering how busy it was. Fantastic place will be...More

1  Thank Rob C
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Delighted you had a great lunch on the deck Rob and yes hope to see you back soon

Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice setting at the marina and good range of food. There was an hour wait for dinner but we were told of that beforehand and offered a free garlic bread pizza for our troubles. Yum. Had the ribs which were delish and lots of them....More

Thank KiwigirlHK
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The ribs are very popular in the restaurant KiwigirlHK we receive a lot of compliments on them, thanks for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although busy downstairs Sheree guided us to an upstairs table overlooking the harbour. We have visited Ahuriri quite a few times but somehow have overlooked this delightful venue. There is a good choice of beers and wine. We had one salt and pepper squid and...More

Thank mrt2015
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Yes it's a nice view upstairs overlooking the marina mrt2015 thanks for your great review and glad you enjoyed your Savs

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined on the outside terrace with a great view of the marina. Food was very good - two of us had the fish of the day, one the lamb shank and another the fillet mignon. Service was good but we had an incredibly long...More

Thank CactusRose
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you had a pleasant dining experience but sorry about the delay CactusRose the fish of the day is our top selling dish

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner one night we were in Napier mainly because it was the only name we could remember after driving past the previous day. We had to wait a while to be seated and we waited for ages between getting the menu...More

Thank 4ofus2016
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sorry about the mix up 4ofus2016but glad you fouind your meals delicous

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this establishment weekend of the 6th January and right from the minute we entered we had exceptional service.. the lovely blonde lady at the door organised us an amazing table upstairs with a gorgeous view of the marina. Highlight of the night was the...More

Thank Rsefton
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review Rsefton we are delighted your visit to the Thirsty was a great experience and you enjoyed your pizzas

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 6 enjoyed a lovely brunch on the outdoor deck looking across to the marina. Britany and Varna were exceptional with the service they gave us. We all thoroughly enjoyed our coffee's and food so a big pat on the back for the...More

Thank Linda W
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your great review Linda glad you enjoyed your brunch on the deck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
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