We have sold our beautiful establishment.

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 !


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.

Don't hesitate to text us (NO CALL PLEASE) on 027 603 11 98

for any info you may need about existing vouchers or to know what we are doing now.

Sam & I are still in Hawke's Bay, we are still working in hospitality.


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.

Samuel & Severine, French couple, offer delightful dinners to their guests in an intimate, friendly and romantic atmosphere.

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

We are growing herbs & vegetables in our garden in Clive to provide local & fresh products everyday.

Bookings are essential to enjoy the full French experience

around sumptuous meals and beautiful French wines.

We truly support local suppliers and list the best Hawke's Bay wines.

Come to join us for a memorable night !




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