Discovering the Best Restaurant in Napier:
The Gintrap Restaurant and Bar

Nestled in the heart of Ahuriri, The Gintrap offers an unparalleled dining experience that caters to the taste buds of locals and travellers alike. But what makes The Gintrap the best restaurant in Napier? Join us to discover the flavours, ambiance, and exceptional service that set us apart.

The Food

At The Gintrap, our menu is a celebration of local produce, fresh seafood, and the finest ingredients. Our seasonal menus cover a range of dietary requirements requirements (including Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian), ensuring there’s something for everyone. From our popular platters and small plates to a full 3-course meal, The Gintrap Napier, Hawke’s Bay, stands out as the best choice for lunch, dinner, or just an afternoon bite. Our commitment to providing the best dining experience in Napier is evident in every plate we serve.

The Gin

With over 300 local, national and international gins to choose from there is no doubt that our selection makes The Gintrap the best restaurant and bar in Napier, the best restaurant and bar in New Zealand, for the gin lover! New to gin? Not sure what you’d like? Our Team is always on hand to help you out with a gin recommendation and suggested tonic pairing.

We’re so passionate about gin that we’ve even worked with our Ahuriri neighbours, The National Distillery, to produce our very own tipple: The Gintrap Speakeasy which is the perfect cocktail gin.

The Location

When it comes to “location, location, location” West Quay in Ahuriri is hard to beat as the best restaurant location in Napier. Our waterfront setting offers stunning views of the Ahuriri Marina, creating the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner, a family gathering, or a casual meal and a drink among friends.

Lounge on our sun-drenched deck and watch the sun go down behind the Ruahine Ranges. In the winter months, our huge indoor fireplace creates a warm and cosy ambience that you won’t want to leave. Year-round our private function room is available for everything from weddings to birthday parties or your next corporate meeting.

The Service

Of course, what really sets any one restaurant over the other as “the best” is the service. Our staff make a phenomenal team, always happy to go above and beyond to make our guests feel welcome and valued. Whether it’s recommending the perfect wine (or gin!) pairing or accommodating special dietary needs, our staff are always attentive to your dining experience, as is evident from our over 1,000 reviews on our Google Business Profile.

The Guests

Let’s not forget the reason we come to work in the morning and keep smiling through even the busiest of services; You! We have a wonderful family of regulars, and there’s nothing we enjoy more than meeting a new visitor to Hawke’s Bay and learning what it is that you enjoy most from a meal out.

The only thing left for you to do now is to reserve your table at The Gintrap today and discover why we’re celebrated as the best restaurant in Napier. Whether you’re marking a special occasion or simply in search of a delightful meal, we look forward to welcoming you.

Succulent lamb shank on a white plate, served at The Gintrap - the best restaurant in Napier.
A selection of different gins served in cut-glass tumblers and presented on a wooden board at The Gintrap, the best restaurant in Napier.
The best restaurant in Napier, The Gintrap is all lit up from the outside with LED string lights highlighting the iconic sawtooth roofline.

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