Meet, Eat & Drink

Trinity Hill Festival Garden

Trinity Hill Festival Garden

The heart of our Festival, the Festival Garden, is our magical pop-up hospitality area that surrounds the Victoria Spiegeltent.

By far the best place to mingle with fellow Festival goers and soak up the atmosphere, the Festival Garden is great for eats, beats and brews of every description, including Trinity Hill Wines, Quartz Reef bubbles, and our popular gin menu. One of our hits from last year was our mocktail, which will be made this year from ingredients beautifully blended by Hapi. Or if you need a caffeine fix, Hawthorne coffee will be with us again.

Our food alley will include Te Matuku Oysters from Waiheke, The Huntess will have their fabulous Festival menu, and the Dosa Project will offer a delicious soul food menu, serving amongst other items their amazing masala dosa with tomato, peanut chutney and a lentil curry. Y'a Bon will make their Festival Garden debut offering with a tasty selection of sweet treats including crême caramel, mousse au chocolat, macaron and petit gateau.

Our Festival Garden sessions, supported by Hawke's Bay Music Hub, are free pop-up gigs featuring a range of young and talented musicians from Hawke's Bay.

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.

Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant & Cellar Door

Clearview Estate Winery Restaurant & Cellar Door

2017 Supreme Winner HB Tourism Award – established from 1987 | Qualmark Gold

Unique and historic setting, a long- established haven of hospitality on the Pacific Ocean coastline of Hawke’s Bay. Rustic cellar door showcases renowned Estate produced wines. Á la carte brunch & lunch menu – coffee and tasting platters, local produce, estate grown olives, avocados, citrus and herbs. Courtyard, pavilion, among the vines, or indoor fireside dining. Te Awanga sub- region enjoys a Mediterranean microclimate with expansive views to Cape Kidnappers, Napier Hill and the Mahia Peninsula.

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.

Trinity Hill

Trinity Hill

An exemplary New Zealand winery, celebrating more than 20 years of making world-class wines.

It is said great wine is made in the vineyard and our aim at Trinity Hill is to produce distinctive wines of elegance and power that reflect the character of each vineyard site.

Maina

Maina

Our approach to food is a simple one: make it fresh, delicious and authentic.

Located in the heart of Havelock North, Maina is a family-run cafe and bistro with a focus on simplicity and smiles. It’s a meeting house for great food, coffee, and people – we’re looking forward to welcoming you through the doors.

Piku

Piku

Havelock North Business Association Awards - Favourite Village Dine in Establishment Piku Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is located in the heart of Havelock North at the top of Joll Road.

We serve fresh and delicious Japanese cuisine. Our cocktail bar is the perfect spot for a beautifully made cocktail, local wine or beer, before or after your show.

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.

Malo

Malo

Malo offers a fresh approach to the Hawke’s Bay food and wine scene.

A short walk from the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, Havelock North.

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. Our new management and chef continue to deliver with a mouth-watering lunch and dinner menu and awesome service. Come down and check us out. Find us on Facebook or on our website.

Bistronomy

Bistronomy

Fresh and fun dining in the heart of Napier’s dining district. Always reinventing, constantly evolving, Bistronomy remains 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 Best Regional Restaurant New Zealand Cuisine Awards 2017, Bistronomy is the perfect festival partner for a drink or dinner before or after the show. In fact, you’ll probably want to hang out more than once.

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

Creative Arts Napier

Creative Arts Napier

Walk amongst a sculptural forest of trees that have grown from the detritus of Hawke’s Bay beaches, surging from the waves onto the shore, and into the gallery at Creative Arts Napier. The beauty of Beach Forest contradicts these lamentful beginnings, taking you into a transformed world.

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.

Muse

Muse

New Paintings by Richard Adams, 3-30 October 2019

Muse combines big city gallery standards with small town friendly service. Our goal is to make art accessible so more people experience the joy of living with original art. Visit our website to see the comprehensive range of art and art services we have on offer.

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.

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.

Papillon

Papillon

Papillon is the home of Kowtow, NOM*d, Augustine, Stolen Girlfriends Club, taylor, Maaike, Ricochet, Widdess, Huffer, Elk, and much more, in the heart of Havelock North.

Smith and Sheth

Smith and Sheth

Located in the centre of Havelock North, tucked in the courtyard behind the Porters Hotel, you’ll find the Smith & Sheth Oenothèque offering something special for all wine lovers.

Founded by Steve Smith, MW, and Brian Sheth, we are in the business of pleasure. Pleasure that comes from great wine, made by fine people, to be shared by good friends. Join us in our Cellar Door for a flight of CRU wines, or simply enjoy some sunshine on our patio with a glass in hand and a platter to share.

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