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a Deco

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European, New Zealand
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70 Kamo Road, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
(09) 459 4957
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a place we go only on special occasions and have done this for quite a few years now. This night was a bit of a disappointment for us as far as a fine dining experience is concerned. The food was presented well in a timely manner but sadly all lacked seasoning. We asked for some cracked pepper in... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I planned a birthday celebration at a Deo for a large group. They tailored everything to my requirements. Excellent communication and they generated helpful options for every step of the evening. On arrival we met in the upstairs area. Wow. What a beautiful, authentic art deco fit out. We ordered canapés on arrival and they were perfect. Wonderful mouthfuls of... More 

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Thank Allison A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Had the five course tasting menu with matching wine ($145 p.p). As a fine dining establishment my mark of 3 out of 5 is given on the basis of comparing like with like. The food for the most part delivered in presentation and taste for a fine dining restaurant. What let the show down was the service. It was apparent... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We took my parents here for their 55th Wedding Anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Outstanding food in this very beautifully restored art deco house. The little touches made a difference - the chef's soup taster and sorbets were delicious. The food quality was excellent throughout the evening - I highly recommend the Lemon-arama for dessert! Service was attentive without... More 

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Thank j9rs
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife and I went to this restaurant as a celebration of an achievement. We were in great spirits and enjoyed some good wine and entrees. However when it came to the main course we were bitterly disappointed. The food was lovely, but the portion size was minute and we could not feel anything other than wow....really....are they taking the... More 

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2 Thank Mike P
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Great service, and a nicely prolonged dining experience in a beautiful dining area. food was perfect, and they have a great wine list.

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Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Superb meal - chose "Chef's Choice" and were delighted - Congratulations Chef Sam! Excellent, friendly service also. We will definitely be back when next in Whangarei.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Dined there last night for special Occassion, waited an hour and 40 minutes just for our mains (only ordered mains), our 2 side dishes were forgotten and eventually delivered after prompting once we were 3/4s of the way through our meal. We were left feeling hungry and disappointed with our dining experience. We shall not be returning.

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The service and food was amazing as always however on this one occasion the restaurant seemed to be understaffed in a big way. Atmosphere was amazing as expected from this restaurant. We had to wait 1.5hrs to be served our mains (lucky we weren't starving). What we were eventually served was top class but that doesn't change the fact that... More 

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United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The food is original and creative, reflecting an ambitious chef. But perhaps too ambitious because it took way too long to get our food even though the restaurant was only half full. The servers were friendly and recommended lovely wines, but the chef needs more help to keep up with the orders.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Kamo Road, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 459 4957

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?