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“Best venison I have ever tasted”

Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Whangamata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: European, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar Open for lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday during summer weeks and beach hop week 11am - 2pm. Verandah menu available from 2pm during summer weeks. Dinner 7 days over the summer period. coffee and local Coromandel Craft Beer. Argo is the perfect destination for those who love to soak up the sun while enjoying awesome cuisine. Call in for a meal or relax in the sun drenched courtyard for a few wines on your way back from the beach. A must stop in Whangamata!!! Winter Months May - Open 5 days a week from 5pm - Monday, Wednesday ,Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday Offering $20 Main Meals Sides, Drinks and Desserts extra
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Amazing food, I now know why they are always busy. The best venison I have ever eaten, my husband even got food envy! His duck was delicious but the venison was amazing. They even have a kids menu. Can't wait to go back

Thank Klbryant
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Very friendly on arrival, seated quickly and ordered from teh small but well formed menu within a short while. Then waited and waited for the food. The waiting staff started avoiding eye contact - obviously embarrassed by the poor service they were able to provide. No explanation was given, though eventually we managed to get someone to tell us that our food was still 10 mins away - which turned out to be accurate.

The food was good, well presented and thoughtful in preparation when it - eventually - arrived.

Summary - A kitchen which produces good food but couldn't - on the day of my visit - cope with the volume of business.

Go only if it's quiet!

Thank Pian
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

This a lovely place to eat. The decor is subtle but beautifully done. The food presentation is first class and the food itself is gorgeous. Very welcoming staff, good advice on food and wine choices. Just excellent.

We were travelling extensively on three continents for three months and ate out many, many times during the trip both before and after our visit to Argo - this restaurant gets our vote for being the absolute number one by a long way.

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Thank Pat238
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Four of us had dinner on an Autumn Saturday night, during awful weather that kept most of the 3000 permanent population in Whangamata home. Surprisingly, the restaurant was mostly full, and now I understand why. The menu is sophisticated simplicity. We all enjoyed our meals and commented on how much we enjoyed them. The food was beautifully presented, with adequate portions, cooked well. The service was slick and discrete without being fawning. The waitress was able to answer all our queries when we were choosing menu items and wine. The tables are well spaced so you feel that you have sufficient space to enjoy your meal without feeling that the next table customers are part of your group. A great place to dine for that special occasion. We will be back. The new owners have made an impression with us.

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Thank wazzap54
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Argo opened especially for my hens do (wine and nibbles with the ladies!) They were very accommodating, provided lovely food and very good bubbles! Thanks team, you helped kick off some fantastic friendships and a great long wedding weekend!

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Thank LizardgirlNz
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