Meet, Eat & Drink

Festival Garden

Festival Garden

Under the canopy of the Flagship Event Company’s, Boston Round tent, nestled next to the Spiegeltent, The Festival Bar will be serving up a mix of local Ngatarawa wines, Brave beer and an exciting array of Aotearoa Beverage Co-op non-alcoholic drinks.

Snack on an Origin Earth cheese platter or choose a more substantial offering from local chefs. Whether it’s Pipi Pizza, burgers galore from Carr’s kitchen, small plates from Vagabond Jacks, Indian delights from the Dosa Project or tapas from El Mesón, we’ve got you covered.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for details on who will be cooking up a storm for you each day.

Need something warming, but not feeling hungry? Never fear, Hawthorne Coffee is returning, serving up their world-famous espresso and hot chocolates throughout the festival.

The bar will open one hour before each performance.

 

Mamacita

Mamacita

Mamacita restaurant in the heart of Havelock North is a local favorite and ‘must visit’ for anyone passing through the Bay. Offering patrons a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and delicious Mexican cuisine designed to share. Here, there is an emphasis on authentic recipes using locally sourced ingredients and their margaritas are not to be missed.

Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant & Cellar Door

Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant & Cellar Door

Established by Tim Turvey & Helma van den Berg in 1989 on the Pacific Ocean coastline of Hawke’s Bay, this unique and historic setting is a long-established haven of hospitality. Our rustic cellar door showcases our full range of renowned Estate produced wines. Our restaurant offers brunch, lunch, coffee and tasting platters of local produce with our own olives, avocados, citrus and herbs. Dine in the courtyard, amongst the vines, or inside.

Diva Bar and Bistro

Diva Bar and Bistro

Iconic bar in the heart of the beautiful Havelock village. A variety of drinks for everyone to enjoy, local wines,
craft beers and much more. Recently under new management, with a new chef and mouth watering new
lunch and dinner menu. You must try!! Come down and check us out. Find us on Facebook or on our website.

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.

Bistronomy

Bistronomy

Chef and owner James Beck is a firm believer in making every-day eating a little bit extraordinary. One part local, one part global and one part special sauce, Beck infuses fresh Hawke’s Bay produce with far-flung ideas to create dishes you’ll definitely want to come back for. Winner Best New Regional Restaurant, Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards 2016. Bistronomy is the perfect festival partner.
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.

Deliciosa | Tapas & Wine

Deliciosa | Tapas & Wine

Deliciosa offers quality Mediterranean style dining with an emphasis on small plates and sharing, paired with an extensive awardwinning wine, craft beer, and cider list.

Pipi Cafe

Pipi Cafe

Pipi’s objective is to make you feel that you can be yourself, whatever that is, and eat locally sourced, in season food that has been cooked with great care and sincerity.

Mangapapa Hotel

Mangapapa Hotel

Dinner and a Show: In conjunction with the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, enjoy a delicious preshow
dinner at the elegant Mangapapa Hotel. Three courses for the special offer of $75 per person. Seven days a week from 6pm.

Ormlie Lodge

Ormlie Lodge

With an impressive history since 1889, Ormlie’s boutique lodge includes six suites, a restaurant and bar and is a prestige event and wedding location. Nestled among stunning gardens and heritage listed trees, Ormlie is located minutes from Hawke’s Bay’s vineyards, cycle trails, golf courses, boutique shopping, farmers markets, theatres and art deco inspired architecture. Experience Ormlie’s unique heritage and hospitality (and infamous high tea!) during the Festival and year round.

Annabelles

Annabelles

Annabelle’s is a fresh new homeware and textiles destination, with a flagship store in Havelock North, the hometown of the brand’s founder and namesake, Annabelle Plowman. The brand is reflective of Plowman’s own personal style; a combination of bohemian, luxe, ethnic and contemporary. With everything from furniture, to textiles, lighting and decor, Annabelle’s offers customers a unique range of homeware and textiles sourced from around the globe.

Creative Arts Napier

Creative Arts Napier

The CAN is Napier’s vibrant, energetic Community Arts Gallery. Check out the White Light Interactive Art Installation from Friday 22 September to Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Birdwoods

Birdwoods

“Birdwoods is a breath of fresh air. The staff and atmosphere are lovely. The gallery and gardens are beautiful. The food is delicious and it always makes you feel good when you visit there.”Visitor comment, people’s choice award

Wardini Books

Wardini Books

Wardini Books are two truly wonderful independent book shops in Napier and Havelock North. We stock a great selection of titles, from the latest blockbusters to the downright bizarre. Enjoy browsing or get a recommendation from one of our awesome staff. You could even buy a copy of Wardini’s award winning novel ‘The Traitor and the Thief’ or hear him talking at the Arts Festival!

Hastings City Art Gallery

Hastings City Art Gallery

Everyday Lines showcases art that interrogates and highlights the everyday, pushing objects that are usually considered for their utilitarian function into an art form. Including Nick Austin, Eleanor Cooper, Bill Culbert, Oscar Enberg, Dane Mitchell, Gaby Montejo, Joanna Margaret Paul, Seung Yul Oh, Francis Upritchard, John Ward Knox, Madeleine Child, Emily Hartley-Skudder, Marita Hewitt, Jeff Thomson, Erica van Zon and Steve Carr.

Alexanders on Tennyson

Alexanders on Tennyson

Continually evolving since 1976. Independently owned. Smart casual and semi-formal men’s apparel with accessories to match. Edgy, classic, intuitive and savvy. Experience the service, knowledge and uniqueness. Look good - feel great.

Salsa Fashion Boutique

Salsa Fashion Boutique

Specialising in Designer Labels from New Zealand and Europe. Jewellery by Jane Eppstein - Luxurious candles from George & Edi. Fragrance - Vetyver Bergamot by Ingrid Starnes.

Unio Goldsmith

Unio Goldsmith

Ten years from now she wont lovingly recall when you gave her the foodmixer! Visit UNIO Goldsmith in Havelock North for more romantic options.

Ooma

Ooma

A beautifully edited collection of jewellery, handbags and scarves. Selling unique and special pieces from around the world to transform and treasure. A firm favourite in Napier for over 10 years. Discover this gem for yourself! Open 7 Days.

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