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a Deco

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70 Kamo Rd, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 459 4957
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just a little bit special...

I have 3 or 4 favourite restaurants in Whangarei, a Deco is one of them. It's one of those places you go for a special occasion, like our wedding anniversary. The food is beautiful, the service is excellent, the ambience is just a little bit different with the "Art Deco" 2 story home perfect for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Chaz258
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have 3 or 4 favourite restaurants in Whangarei, a Deco is one of them. It's one of those places you go for a special occasion, like our wedding anniversary. The food is beautiful, the service is excellent, the ambience is just a little bit different with the "Art Deco" 2 story home perfect for a fine evening out. Music... More 

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very special meal in this wonderful setting during our stay in Whangarei. The food was superbly cooked and beautifully presented; the salmon four ways and ceviche to start, followed by the snapper and the lamb were all delicious. The staff were knowledgeable and attentive, without being fussy. It was a little too late for us to sample... More 

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Thank Sian R
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Dress to impress and make sure to go with an empty stomach. The "Trust the Chef" tasting menu is one not to miss. Five courses of deliciousness, and you will definitely not leave feeling hungry.

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Thank Andy D
Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Chef Sam, Chef Sara, and our beautiful hostess (on her birthday) thank you for a truly memorable and magnificent meal. We have dined with a Deco previously and were not impressed. BUT Tonight was simply wonderful. Entrees were sublime, Mains were magnificent, dessert was Heston Blumenthal personified. Magic. Cocktails were delicious and very generous measures..............the service was World class and... More 

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1 Thank laurenwhangarei
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is fine dining and yes you pay for it and get good service. Ideal for a very good night out where you know the standard is high

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had heard good and negative things about a deco. It was our first time there and WOW did they absolutely amaze us. Fantastic food, great decor and first class staff. The food surprised us from the outset and didn't fail to deliver at every course. Can't wait to return.

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1 Thank 2tweet
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I looked forward to writing this review, I had booked what appeared to be the best place to stay and eat for our wedding anniversary in Whangarei. Unfortunately we were let down by the dining out. We arrived at 7:30ish, to be sat down at a great table in a beautiful Art Deco house, the surroundings were lovely. That's about... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

An upmarket eating establishment. We had the five course tasting menu. The food was very tasty and beautifully presented. The meal took 3 hours! The lemon pudding was superb. Total cost, without wine was $190 for two.

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1 Thank Rob T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were well and truly blown away by the quality of the food in the 5 course tasting menu. It allowed us to have things that we may not have been gutsy enough to order, but were interesting and delicious. The value for money was significant as it is a high quality restaurant. Loved it and not going to wait... More 

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Perth WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had. Really enjoyable evening. The service was great and attentive even though there was a big party in.

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  • Address: 70 Kamo Rd, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 459 4957

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