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Detour Bar and Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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84 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 0398
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at Detour and was very pleased with the food. A delicious Morrocan salad beautifully presented. Good service as well.

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Thank Yvonne P
New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere here was very nice. Went relatively early on a Friday evening and there were a few people in the place having dinner and drinks. We ordered the platter for 2 and it was huge. Way too much for two people, but lovely all the same. The staff are very friendly with great sense of humour, the music wasn't... More 

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Thank ThelmaNZ
Ohope, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent place to take family or friends for a wonderful experience of delicious dishes and service was great.

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Thank FranOhope
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Motel Managers sent me to Detour for my only dinner in Whakatane. I wanted a quietish place that wasn't dead with good food and drink and it turned out that Detour fitted the bill admirably. On approach it looked quiet, it was Monday night, but it advertised Beck's on tap so there was no way I wasn't going in.... More 

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Thank KingsCross2011
Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It wasn't on the main menu, but found on the bar menu. More than enough for two but felt several items came straight out of thr supermarket freezer. Also had half a doz oysters which weren't as fresh as I would expect.

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Thank Sp8sm8
Kent, UK
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat down and drinks were on the table within three minutes. We ordered our meals at the same time. TWO hours later the mains started to arrive. First came my wife's meal - it wasn't what she had ordered because they had run out of the fish she wanted. Without asking the chef decided she would have swordfish, but... More 

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Thank Shouting_Man_UK
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i was wondering if they thought we were a food critic or something. my partner ordered the stonegrill beef with salad and potatoes it came out on its hot volcanic stone plate and he was able to cook it to exactly how he wanted it everything including the salad was fantastic i think he had the mesculin salad with garlic... More 

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Thank Lots A
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Four of us went to Detour arriving at about 8.45pm. We ordered the mixed seafood platter for an entree, which was amazing, and the main meals were also pretty good. But, the kitchen was clearly in a hurry to close. Our mains were prepared too early and we could see them sitting under lights. Eventually they were brought to the... More 

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Thank LiniAk
Whakatane, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had seafood chowder with garlic bread with a side of chippies - always love it!! Good food, good company.

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Thank TKAA1234
Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Ordered the Detour Scotch steak with prawns. It was cooked to perfection and delicious! I'll be back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-308 0398
Description
Detour Bar & Lounge offers the ultimate in dining and chill-out venues.With an energized vibe moving from day into night, there’s nowhere quite like Detour with it’s fashionable décor and indoor and outdoor seating.Choose from the wide selection of tapas and platters to accompany your drinks, whilst listening to live music - or your favourite jazz or acoustic guitar.Whether it is brunch or lunch during the day, or experiencing fine dining in the evening, Detour offers you the best in food in a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere.

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