We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Provenir

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International, Gluten Free Options
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
130 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 0111
Website
Today
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 182: English reviews
New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

The service was extremely slow and the quantity of food was sparce. Well presented but tiny. Husband put entire breakfast of fruits on one fork!

Helpful?
Thank Michelle O
Switzerland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Superior food and service- plus a lovely view of ocean. All dishes beautifully presented with generous portions- salmon starter delicious and my Savannah steak cooked perfectly. Worth every dollar for quality of food, wine and service in sophisticated atmosphere- conversation possible.

Helpful?
Thank wandererSwitzerland
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Dear valued customer Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate you recommending us to other travellers. Your positive review is great motivation for our staff especially during this busy period. Hope you can dine with us again soon More 

Australia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Celebrated a 60th birthday & found the restaurant service, food & views amazing. Meals are expensive but worth it because the presentation & quality of the food was 1st rate. Entrees we would recommend are scallops & calamari, main meal pork belly & lamb, desserts chocolate creation. Strawberry meringue was small & disappointing for $16. Nice selection of wines as... More 

Helpful?
Thank 50young
PBRManager, Executive chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We really appreciate your positive words and are glad you enjoyed you birthday. Hope to see you again soon More 

Shrewsbury / UK
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Limited menu. High quality tasty food . Small portions - you need 3 courses or to order side dishes with the main course in order to feel satisfied

Helpful?
Thank JohnIan
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

We have read nice reviews so our expectations were high. The serving of the meals was amazing but the tastes were not bad but we expected more.

Helpful?
2 Thank Zoltán S
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Came in to try, had the Pork Belly and also Duck breast, the Duck breast were very good,but The pork belly was astounding, my wife loved it and I ended up trying to steal pieces away from her as well. The dessert was very good however the lavender ice cream were a bit pedestrian, only bad thing to say about... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Hedgehog84
PBRManager, executive chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Dear Valued customer Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at provenir. Thank you for your great review, its very much appreciated. We will be launching our summer menu very soon and hope that you get the opportunity to experience the changes. Thank you again Regards Marcus More 

Leicester
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Superb food served in a modern way. Portion sizes perfect. Only downside was that menu didn't change from day to day so although the you might wish to return you would probably end up eating the same food.

Helpful?
Thank dewwie
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer Thank you so much for you kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. We do hope that you can visit us again. Thank you for you feedback, we will definitely take it on board. In fact we will be launching a brand new extended menu in the next coming weeks. Sincerely Marcus More 

Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
917 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We chose 3 appetizers and one main course and one dessert, all were very tasty, artistically arranged but with quite varying portion sizes, the scallops and lamb were miniscule but tasty and beautifully presented, while the melting liquid squid and the main of Cambridge duck were quite substantial and the Valhrona chocolate dessert was sublime. Overall a very classy restaurant... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank weberwest
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer Thank you so much for dining with us at Provenir. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and thank you for your positive feedback. Take care Marcus More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We had a few nights in Paihia, one of which was to celebrate a 60th Birthday, and Provenir seemed like the perfect place to do this. The food was absolutely delicious and complimented by some fantastic wines. Staff were attentive, and picked up early on that we were celebrating a Birthday, to which they surprised the table with a Birthday... More 

Helpful?
Thank millsie82
PBRManager, executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. Your feedback is much appreciated and helps us better our business. We are glad you enjoyed dining with us and do apologise for the inconvenience caused by the heavy rain on that particular night. We will be looking into options so as to... More 

Hawkes Bay
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Provenir has to be one of the best Restaurants we have ever eaten at. The meals were amazing very fairly priced and extremely high quality. The staff were very obliging friendly and professional the view is superb across the water with a very relaxed atmosphere. It is situated in the wonderful Paihia Resort and Spa. Thank you to the team... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shirley H
PBRManager, Executive Chef at Provenir, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review. The recognition we get from our guests is always much appreciated and reaffirms our passion for food and service. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Travellers who viewed Provenir also viewed

 
Paihia, Bay of Islands
Paihia, Bay of Islands
 

Been to Provenir? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$100
Cuisine
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Provenir and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Provenir staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?