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“The Office Bar & Grill” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Office Bar and Grill

The Office Bar and Grill
82 The Strand, Whakatane, New Zealand
07 3070123
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Ranked #25 of 34 Restaurants in Whakatane
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Office Bar & Grill offers you a great vibe and delicious food.Come along and soak up the atmosphere in the bar, and enjoy great quality food prepared by our experienced kitchen staff.A perfect place to meet your friends, start your day/evening out or linger over a meal matched with a great range of top brand ales and a fine selection of wines.Experience the vibe, variety and vibrancy at The Office, where we have live entertainment, karaoke, gaming machines and T.A.B. We are open every day from 10am till late, so join us to enjoy our relaxed, fun and enjoyable spot for a drink, hearty meals which include starters, light meals, mains and pizzas, and good times.We do private functions and birthday deals – plus any of our meals are available to take home.
Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The Office Bar & Grill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We visited early evening, and were given a lovely welcome. We were spoiled with the choice of meals & drinks. It is a large pub, one that you can imagine being very popular at weekends and at peak holiday season. The kitchen is next to the bar and we were able to meet and see the chef at work. We were very happy with the meals and time spent here.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
“Pub”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

If you want a cheap pub meal then this is the place but don't expect quality. I hadn't been to the Office for a few years because the old owners ran the place into the ground and the meals were horrible. So we decided to try it again with the new owners. I can honestly say I will never be setting foot in the door again. The place was a mess, absolutely disgusting with the TAB next door. If I thought it was bad before, now it's 10x worse. We ordered food anyway, and my partners wedges were ok but I had the chicken salad. The lettuce was soggy, the tomatoes were well past the use by date,the avocado was brown and the whole thing was swimming in dressing and balsamic! GROSS! No way did I eat it and I'll never be going back.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Gobush, Owner at The Office Bar and Grill, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
We are sorry to hear your unhappy visit to our bar an would like to hear from you about your complaints so we can fix it etc an wish to offer you a meal voucher.
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whakatane
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good food, good service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Have been to The Office a few times recently and have been really impressed. It's a nice place for a casual meal, the staff are friendly and their service is good. I love the fireplace and the cosy feel of the place, it's a shame they've opened it up to the TAB next door though. As for the food, well it does seem to vary a bit as they have different people cooking, but it's always good and they certainly buy quality produce - the steak is excellent!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Salt and Pepper Squid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Food and service was and is excellent, definitely recommend to visitors.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quiet town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Tuesday night... only place to eat! Service was good

Visited May 2012
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