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a Deco

Certificate of Excellence
European, New Zealand
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70 Kamo Road, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
(09) 459 4957
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were met with a smile and led to a group of tables so we could choose. The restaurant had two occupied tables at 7 on a Friday night. We chose to look at the menus before ordering wine from a very short wine list. An entree each, hers a tarikihi service with a glss of rose, mine a salmon... More 

Thank Julian R
Northland Region, New Zealand
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is many years since I was last at a'Deco and I must say that I was "mildly" disappointed. OK - let's get the excuses out of the way - I do feel sorry for this restaurant - extensive road works outside has been going on for over one year - the usual dirt and grime associated with this must... More 

Thank AndyBeeNZ
Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had been wanting to go to a Deco for years and recently we finally got round to it. Well....what a total disappointment! The food lacked any WOW factor whatsoever. For a restaurant that claims to deliver fine dining it doe not cut it in any way! We both had the trust the chef degustation menu -... More 

Thank IraNZ
Tutukaka, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine dining at it's best. Perfect for that special occasion. Slow dining in a good way! Beautiful food and perfect attentive but discreet service. We were a group of five and all meals were delicious. Second visit here and equally great this time. Thanks guys.

Thank Maverick01RS
Auckland, NZ
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We visited this restaurant two years ago and it's even better now than it was then. Positives: A surprise and thrill for the taste buds with every mouthful of food through four sensational courses, well paced, subtle and well balanced. Crisp warm bread rolls to start. Savoured Marsden pinot gris but no room left for red with the meat. The... More 

1 Thank kitten16
Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The food was unrecognisable and was not cooked to order. The wine glass was chipped around base. Table cloth had a stain. For $42 a main I was very disappointed and it ruined my celebration. What has happened to the place and why would this happen to me?

Thank mareenicholas
Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 

Thank gandschristmas
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Allison A
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Ian W
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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?