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“Better choices in the township”

The Office Bar and Grill
Ranked #30 of 48 Restaurants in Whakatane
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
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.
Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Better choices in the township”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Spent an evening in the whakatane township as we were staying just up the road. Location is very handy. Had a couple of beers before dinner. I recommend getting bottled beer as their tap beer tastes metalic. Ordered Pizza's which took forever to arrive but were quite nice but overpriced for what they were..

  • Visited April 2014
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Menu looked good, so placed our orders. Unfortunately, we weren't overly impressed with the food. Steak not med/rare as requested, and fish was tasteless. People at outside table smoking and smoke drifted inside. Not pleasant at any time, but especially when you're eating!!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Kathleen D
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Chester, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Odd Place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Very average food, service on the slow side particularly as restaurant was not at all busy. Ambience here is odd, confused mix of high tables and stools and regular seating and local people coming and going using gaming machines at the back of bar/ restaurant. We did not notice these gaming machines when we sat down at a table - had we seen them we would not have stayed as really do like eating dinner as people pass by you to use gaming machines.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Maureen P
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Did not like the gambling machines”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

The food was good, the service was good and the prices were fine. But this place needs to decide what it is - is it a restaurant or is it s gaming place. I loathe those community-killing gaming machines and I object to having to watch people walking in and out of the gaming room while I eat. I will not be going back.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Mawera1
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Gobush, General Manager at The Office Bar and Grill, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Kiaora Mawera firstly thankyou for visiting our BAR n GRILL this is a pub bar n grill etc not a restaurant another point is that its not gaming machines that are the problem its people need to be more educated there are a lot of people that play these machines up & down the country an enjoy etc without spending over the top also these machine fund a lot of local schools,charities,St Johns an more ,so I take it you wont be visiting our local fishing clubs ,RSAs etc as they all have gaming machines with a view for the dining area.Once again thankyou for visitng our establishment.
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MsbeaMsbea
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“good food, good price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

nice meal here for dinner with kids, the pizzas were fabulous. the atmosphere was ok but was a little too bar with high tables as opposed to only a few proper tables and chairs.

Visited January 2014
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