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Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar

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$$ - $$$
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328 Ocean Rd, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand (Formerly Oceanas Restaurant & Bar)
+64 7-865 7157
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Today
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 17:30 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 08:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:30
Sat 14:30 - 23:30
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Whangamata on a Monday evening to find several restaurants closed, it being Valentine's Day the next day so were opening for then. Argo seemed a little more expensive but in the end decided to go. So glad we did, the fish dish of the day and the pork belly were worth every penny (or should that be... More 

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Thank Marion S
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very impressed with the food - mains were very nice and the Trio of Chocolate dessert was awesome.

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Thank GDPeel
Bern, Switzerland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place with amazing food, great service and a very yummy dessert. Bit outside the town centre, within walking distance from the beach. Try the Trio of chocolate, but if you do, save space for it on the mains...

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Thank Schumi3006
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Every single dish was absolutely excellent. The breads for entree were great. Our mains were delicious and dessert was heaven. So glad we stumbled across this place.

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Thank SFZinggPeel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First rate!! Food and service...stunning presentation...gorgeous flavours...enjoyed very much..can't fault.

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Thank Erin R
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This New Zealand country restaurant is situated in a holiday beach location with food and service way superior to what you would expect. The owners really really do try hard! The service was excellent without being intrusive. The food offerings were plentiful using good quality fresh produce prepared and presented to a very high standard. Their wine list was extensive... More 

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1 Thank Eric S
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Argo for a family meal on our last night in town. Attentive and helpful staff made for and enjoyable evering. Main courses were well presented, generous in size and very tasty.

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2 Thank Chris A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was the most amazing and homely feeling vibe at Argo great staff very professional and amazing dinner was well worth every piece of food. Keep It up can't wait to come back.

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1 Thank Ben D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious and very well presented, and more importantly for us: decent sizes! Prompt service by very friendly staff. Hardly any waiting time, comfortable surroundings. The dessert (lemon meringue curd) was the best dessert we have tasted during our holiday of 2 weeks:-)

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1 Thank P. S
Whangamata, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

familh went for Sunday evening twenty dollar meals. We all ordered a different option. The Asian meal full of coriander that it wasn't able to be finished. The battered mussels and chips was made using marinated mussels as we could taste the vinegar , sadly it wouldn't be my first to go back to, although staff and atmosphere was fine

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1 Thank tracey2382
Margaret W, Owner at Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

We reply to your review dated yesterday- we do not have battered mussels on our Sunday $20 menu. We are sorry to hear that you felt there was too much coriander in this dish as our servings are always the same for each portion and this particular dish has been very popular with many of our customers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
08:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
14:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Ocean Rd, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand (Formerly Oceanas Restaurant & Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whangamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-865 7157
Description
Argo Restaurant and Wine BarOpen for Brunch, lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 2pm. Dinner 6 days over the summer period. Serving Bean Zone 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!!!

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