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New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International, Gluten Free Options
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130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 0111
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with another couple for dinner and just loved it The service was friendly and most helpful when explaining the dishes and giving us some local tips The view is outstanding looking out along the beach and the venue is well decorated The food was well presented and very tasty with the natural oysters being the best I... More 

Thank Robin K
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a modern restaurant with a modern cuisine and great staff, we had breakfast and it was very tasty while overlooking the Bay of Islands

Thank ricki475
Paihia, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We have dined at provenir 3 times now and each time we have been wowed by the outstanding food and service !!Best place in the Paihia for fine dining hands down !!

Thank Troy O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place is 'top hole'...if you are looking for an exceptional meal in Paihia...make sure you include Provenir in your choice. ...the food is beautifully thought through and presented, knowledgeable, professional and friendly service. ...gorg location. ..fab night out. After five visits they continue to impress.

Thank Tania M
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This meal was one of the best fine dining experiences we have had in awhile. The food is exceptional and the atmosphere is lovely. The service is attentive without being too intrusive. We both had chicken for entrée and the flavours were lovely. I had lamb and my husband the steak and both were cooked to perfection. We also had... More 

Thank R8782IBkatieb
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Tonight we had the best meal we have ever had in a restaurant in NZ. We couldn't fault it. The service was superb. We were looked after so well we left a generous tip - something we very rarely do. They were that good. And the food? Good lord, it was heavenly. While waiting for our mains, we were brought... More 

Thank BigZed52
Paihia, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Just perfect. Lovely service, beautiful evening, looking out over the Bay, interesting wine list, and the food is SUPERB.

Thank mmpaihia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and 3 kids recently dined here.. we have wined and dined at many top restaurants in Auckland and Melbourne and I can honesty say from the moment we walked in I was impressed. The service was faultless.. the complimentary olives and bread and appetiser were a lovely touch.. the menu itself..perfect.. the food 100% top notch. These are... More 

Thank Gordines21
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Dear Gordines21 I must say wow thank you so much for your very kind feedback. Its such an honour to be considered "fit for a king" and especially from fellow foodies. Its so great to have our customers really appreciate what we do, it definitely makes all our hard work truly worth it. We do hope that you can visit... More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Being there 11 times since December 2015 we've never been disappointed. Wonderful setting with a great view, very good and natural service but the best - the dishes are not only very creative and great to look at it - the food is so delicious that we always love to come again and again. Traditional from the French "Novelle Cuisine"... More 

Thank kohlgoo
PBRManager, Executive chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Dear Klaus and Zhixian Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Your complements are very much appreciated. We are always so glad to see our customers returning again and again. I will definitely pass on your positive comments to all our staff. Thanks again Regards Marcus More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I never give 5-star reviews... But this restaurant deserves it. Fresh, delicious, amazingly well prepared food. My being a vegetarian didn't even phase the chef, who worked his magic just as well as with he did with my seafood-eating friends. Every single component of every single dish was exquisite, as was the the service. I highly, highly recommend this restaurant.... More 

Thank Talk2Tristan
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Dear talk2tristan Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and thank you especially for all your amazing complements about the food and service. Its always such a great boast for our staff to hear that our customers really enjoy what we present to the customer. Thank you again and hope you can visit us again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$100
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?