Meet, Eat & Drink

Festival Garden

Festival Garden

Under the canopy of gorgeous Topkata Teepee marquees, we welcome you to our Festival Garden beside the Spiegeltent. We’ll be here to look after you, before, during or after shows, with delicious drinks and tasty morsels in an ambient environment.

This year in our very cool pop-up bar, you’ll be able to try an array of exceptional G&T’s or our special show cocktails, indulge in Ngatarawa’s heavenly wines, Mission Estate’s bubbly or choose from a beautiful selection of Brave Brewery beers.

How about tasting Piku’s exciting fusion Japanese-concept cuisine? Or trying old favourites with a contemporary twist from The Huntess, local ingredients paired with fresh flavours.

In Hawthorne Coffee’s hospitable hands, you will be served their world-famous espresso and hot chocolate.

So relax, meet, eat and drink, we’ve got you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Community Arts Centre

Hastings Community Arts Centre

Our double storey gallery is situated in a Spanish mission style building in central Hastings, where we showcase up to 600 Hawke’s Bay artists and craftspeople annually. Exhibitions change every two weeks, each offering a completely new experience. We are also the home of Arts Inc Heretaunga who produce a series of events, including the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, the Hastings Blossom Parade and free summer concerts in Cornwall Park and the Havelock North domain

Wildflower Exhibition

Wildflower Exhibition

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition: 7-11 November

The biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition returns for a sixth instalment, showcasing exciting and varied sculpture from around 80 New Zealand artists. Further highlights include outdoor floral art, several botanical and outdoor-focussed pop-up shops, and of course the stunning setting of Round Pond Garden.

See the website or follow on Facebook for event and ticketing details.

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.

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.

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.

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

Muse

Muse

Muse is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Havelock North with a regular exhibition programme featuring new work by some of New Zealand’s top artists.

Discover an additional selection of art on our bespoke storage racks and an extensive range of craft and design objects for the home or as gift ideas.

Muse also offers a variety of art services, including our Mobile Art Gallery, which allows you to see the art in your own home before you buy, our professional hanging service and a variety of art finance options. Talk to our knowledgeable staff or see our website for more details.

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