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Hog's Breath Cafe

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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49 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 1018
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have dined before at Hogs Breath and normally we are impressed - but not this time! We arrived (Thursday night) and the waitress told us there was a 40 minute wait for food. We said we didn't mind so we were showed to a table. (on reflection i think this waitress may have wanted an early night!!) Within in... More 

Thank Jenona
Cambridge, null, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here as a couple - arrived quite late - 8.30ish - great service - meals came out proptly - we both had burgers which were great. Chatting with the staff - all quite personable - recommended for a quick reasonably priced meal.

Thank Carey K
Napier, New Zealand
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went cause we had a voucher from the paper..pay for one meal and get the other for $7.50. would not bother going again. Food was plain, bland and boring. Not enough sauce. Basic boiled and unseasoned veges - a few carrots and broccoli.. Prices certainly don't reflect the quality of the food, way over priced.

Thank Insane005
Derby, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent enough steak joint, generous portions and very friendly staff. Cold beer and quite decent wine as well. Not fine dining by any means, but sometimes this really is what a body needs!

Thank Timothy H
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here on a Friday before labour weekend, the restaurant is nice decorated so I was hoping the food will be yummy too. I'm pregnant and having skin allergy so I was trying to order pasta ..Pork belly pasta with mushroom creamy sauce...very disappointed as the pasta were over cooked and very soft, and the whole... More 

Thank cherrysnoopy
New Zealand
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Napier is an easy town to walk around with several dining options. The Hogs Breath looked appealing and it did not disappoint. The service and the meal was great. My steak was fantastic and the mushroom and avocado salad was superb.

Thank Geepnz
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We felt like a nice steak meal and this didn't disappoint. Only thing was I would have liked was drink refills, no one asked us and I didn't get a side of sauce that they tried to charge me for. Good service apart from this. Oh and the Horopito sauce says 7/10 heat level but personally I would have rated... More 

Thank Derwent M
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have to say that from the moment we entered this restaurant, we were so pleasantly surprised. We were greeted politely (even though we had a baby with us) and the high chair was brought quickly and without any fuss. Water arrived before we ordered. The menu was extensive and the food we ordered was really, really good (and very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food very average, actually just not nice at all...I had a steak and hubby had salmon both dishes were not nice and left us feeling sickish afterwards...We were given dirty drink glasses (both of them) as well, can understand maybe 1 but both and they were extremely dirty!! Also consideration should be given to seating, couples sat next to groups... More 

Thank csm941
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Loved our meal, Larger than we thought and tasted deelish! Pity we were totally full as I would have loved to try the sticky date pudding! Lol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Steakhouse, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 1018
Warm family atmosphere with rustic tables and a great outback ambience

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?