by the former owners of 


We have sold our beautiful restaurant.

Thanks for all your support over the years, from Whitianga to Napier.

It was a pleasure for us to bring a little piece of France in New Zealand.


Thanks for your good vibe, your sense of humor and your amazing feedbacks every time !


We are now Croque Me, a food trailer, we make croques monsieur and croques madame, sumptuous French grilled sandwiches, with layers of ham, bechamel and Emmental cheese.

We offer a few version as we are always creative & passionate to bring the best on your plate.


(gluten free, vegetarian & pescatarian are available)




Brad Simpson purchased Poivre et Sel to create a high end café, you can visit his website


to know more about him and his project.

We count on you all to support him.



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You can text us on 027 603 11 98


A bientot !

 Our story started in 2015 when we opened Poivre et Sel in Whitianga, on the Coromandel Peninsula, later relocated on the iconic Marine Parade in sunny Napier, Hawkes Bay in 2019.

We are Samuel & Severine, French couple, we offered delightful dinners to our guests in an intimate, friendly and romantic atmosphere.

Our mission was to bring the best flavor on your plates, with seasonal, fresh and French cuisine.

We used our own vegetables & herbs from our garden in Clive.

Bookings were essential to enjoy the full French experience

around sumptuous meals and beautiful French wines.

We have always  supported local suppliers and listed the best Hawke's Bay wines.

We offered many memorable dinners for many years, it was unique & we are proud of what we have achieved.

Our children Morgane & Mathis are now young adults, and it's time for the whole family for some new adventures.

Merci beaucoup !




Nouvelle Zelande: La Magie au quotidien (French documentary from M6 channel)