Eat + Drink

Festival Garden

Festival Garden

This year we are proud to launch a new attraction, the Festival Garden. The Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent will be nestled in our inspiring outdoor lounge where you can meet friends, mingle and relax before or after the performances. Great food, drink, coffee and chocolate will be available before and after each performance. There will be available EFTPOS on site. 

Vagabond Jacks Food Truck
Chef Kerry McKay will serve up a rotating array of food from around the globe. Chow down on a daily menu of tasty treats, including slow cooked beef brisket taco, Vietnamese summer rolls, pork belly with black pudding and apple slaw, lamb tagine on cauliflower couscous and seared kingfish with wakame seaweed salad. Served from a classic 1962 caravan, re-pimped into a retro style 'air stream', this is street food designed to be eaten with ease.

The Handmade Bar
Slake your thirst at The Handmade Bar, with locally-produced Ngatarawa wines, a selection of craft beers, handmade cocktails created especially for the festival, plus low and non-alcoholic options. The bar will be the place to try great local wine and beer and engage with both people and art. Check out our Facebook page for daily cocktail.

Hawthorne Coffee Roasters
Caffeine lovers, don't despair. Havelock North's favourite coffee roaster, Hawthorne, will be on site serving up their world famous espresso throughout the festival.

Mister D

Mister D

Chef Owner David Griffiths named this sleek modern eatery after the Stones 'Dancing with Mister D'. He blends refined European technique with clever flavor combinations, turning out dishes that are, to quote another Stones tune 'Like A Rainbow'. The culinary playlist gets edgier with Mister D's signature dessert, a warm doughnut served with chocolate, jelly or custard filled syringes. One punk icon's degenerate lifestyle is another chef's inspiration it seems.

Indigo

Indigo

Contemporary fine dining. Authentic Cuisine. Indigo uses only the freshest and best local produce to create award-winning ethnic cuisine. Cooked in a traditional charcoal Tandoor, resident Indian chefs have developed a mouth-watering menu with flavours that are unmistakably authentic and to die for. Complemented by a comprehensive local wine list and one of the most exciting whisky menus in New Zealand, Indigo offers stunning Indian cuisine without compromise.

Bistronomy

Bistronomy

Fresh, fun and foraged flavours in the heart of Napier's Dining District. A year after opening, Bistronomy is the talk of the Bay's dining scene. Chef and owner James Beck combines modern techniques with incredible local ingredients to create globally inspired cuisine. Winner Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Front of House Team at the 2016 Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards, Bistronomy is the perfect festival partner. In fact you'll probably want to hang out more than once.
Common Room

Common Room

Common Room, the best little bar in the Bay with a massive range of local and boutique wines and craft beers and ciders. In the middle of Hastings, it's a hop, skip and jump from teh centre of the Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival and the ideal place to talk about the show, share highlights and have a laugh. Voted Outstanding Bar and Outstanding Local at the 2016 Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards, Common Room is the perfect post-performance hang out.

 

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