Mister D beats to the rhythm of Napier’s heart. It’s consistent, on trend, eclectic and reliable. Widely experienced operators David Griffiths and Prue Barton bring a genuine sense of hospitality to their bistro in the heart of the art-deco city. The broadsheet menu, the famous donuts, the well-trained servers and the well-considered drinks list combine to ensure every taste and every preference is catered for. This is why diners keep coming back time and again. But, while the atmosphere is alluring, it is the menu that fully satisfies. Balinese dahl soup sits comfortably alongside roast duck risotto, just as the Bostock organic chicken mingles with fresh fish served with Hohepa yoghurt. Simple ingredients used in playful ways result in a fun, accessible menu cooked using the skill of a seasoned, classically trained hand. We love the way Mister D pays homage to local produce and we salute the passion with which these are presented.

IN BRIEF Reliable, comfortable, fun for everyone

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