Two men have been charged following an incident at Napier McDonald's in which a man suffered knife wounds.

A 19-year-old Napier man has been charged with assault and possession of an offensive weapon following the incident on Thackeray St last week.

The man appeared in Napier District Court yesterday.

A second man involved in the incident has also been charged with assault and will appear next week.

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One man suffered knife wounds during the incident and photos emerged on social media showing X-rays of a knife in his leg.

"Police are disappointed that this occurred at a restaurant where several children were present at the time,' said Constable Vicky Holden of the Hawkes Bay CIB.

"This was a distressing incident for all those concerned."