47 Tennyson Street
| +64 6-835 5022
Sun - Wed 7:30am - 4pm
Thur - Sat 7:30am - 11:30pm
Down with the DWe were camping by the second longest pier in New Zealand at Tolaga Bay when we met this group of four delightful Kiwi families in the camp kitchen and started talking food. When we revealed we were headed for Napier, they made us promise to stop in at Mister D. We had so much fun with this crew, we couldn’t resist booking dinner at the D.
Tucked into the heart of the Art Deco district of downtown Napier, Mister D is an open, inviting space with wonderful artwork and decor and a chill vibe that bids you to relax. From the wonderful bar to the open kitchen, the room is wonderfully entertaining.
Mister D’s Chef David Griffifths takes incredible care with a menu that reflects local, sustainable ingredients. What he does with them is guaranteed to delight. Mister D starts early with breakfast/lunch everyday and stays open late through dinner Thursday to Saturday. We were lucky to be in town for the dinner dining experience.
Staff were sharp and attentive. We started with the cocktails at the bar and moved to wonderfully paired beer and wine choices with dinner. We jumped right into the main courses that included a beetroot risotto and the roasted fish bathed in a tumeric sauce that sat on a bed of fresh green beans, pumpkin and green pepper, then topped with a macadamia salsa. All Superb!
One of the signature dessert treats is the D-Doughnut, accompanied by an “adult syringe” to create an enhanced filling to close out the evening. From the cognac custard, to the rum chocolate or the locally sourced Manuka honey vodka jelly, it’s a marvelous way to round out a spectacular dining experience. Go early, go late, but most importantly GO. Mister D is sure to satisfy.