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Cafe, New Zealand
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08:00 - 20:00
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Wed 08:00 - 18:00
Thu 08:00 - 19:00
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Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great outdoor seating area and very popular location, the cafe serves home cooked fare. Very relaxed.

Thank ozzieroz
Island Bay,Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited the Deck several times for lunch. The food especially the fish and chips are superb. Service has always been consistently excellent and staff (and owners) are always cheerful and friendly.

Thank DaDon63
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high based on the locals recommendations but this place was so average.. there is a clear separation between the "cafe" and the takeaway side although from what I can see they serve basically the same things. What we got from the cafe could have been purchased from the takeaway for half the price. Fried fish... More 

Thank Jea M
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The burgers here are delicious. It's a nice and easy atmosphere hanging out on the deck near Mt Manaia. The staff were really nice and friendly too. A great stop-off spot for starving walkers after hiking the mountain!

Thank traciegila
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Yum fish and chips, scoop ice cream, good coffee and a nice array of cabinet food. Would be good to have more vegetarian options.

1 Thank 180amandak
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We've been here many times, the fish and chips are the best we've had..particularly the blue nose....we got takeaways a couple times and also ate on the deck for lunch, the fish and chips came with a lovely salad and we added a couple scollops for good luck! Yum!

Thank Kerri_Andre_Finley
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a good place for a coffee and a bite to eat. There are lovely views of the harbour from the outside seating. Inside there is lots of seating that you can move around to suit whether it is only a couple or a large group. I live locally so have been here many occasions , sometimes for only... More 

Thank jpindred
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I've been to The Deck several times (solely because they practically have a monopoly on hot food if you're heading out to Ocean Beach!) and every time I go the staff are nothing but rude, abrupt, and snappy. I don't appreciate being snapped at because I ask about an option for takeaways! It's a shame they're practically the only stop... More 

Thank Danielle D
Whangarei, New Zealand
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Pies to take along, ice cream, the best grilled Chicken Sandwich, all served with a smile. Local atmosphere, real people, home made food and cold drinks make this one of our favourite stops. Come hungry or you wont finish your well priced meal !

Thank mizmae2
Island Bay,Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a regular visitor to the Deck. Always take my father who reckons it's the best fish and chips he's tasted and I agree. The cafe is rustic and fits well into the local area. The staff are always pleasant and the service is efficient.

Thank DaDon63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: REOTAHI ROAD | WHANGAREI HEADS, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei

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