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The Office Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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82 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 0123
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was willy-nilly. Not that much humour to the waitress. We ordered wedges and pizza and they were both really delicious. It was definitely a bar but we went in with children. It's not that bad. I loved the food but the service could of been better.

Thank Jiwonlovelee
Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

great value meals, steaks are excellent, also the beef ribs with beer chips and salad great, good atmosphere weekends especially, give it a try

Thank Alcol58
bay of plenty nz
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing thank you . Steak cooked to perfection. Fresh fish. Friendly staff . Would dine again

Thank Michelle R
Sulphur, Louisiana
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We ate here twice while in New Zealand. Both times the food was very good. If you are looking for a place to eat in Whakatane I recommend this place.

Thank Mohunch
Whakatane, New Zealand
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I wondered whether this location would fulfil the expectations my Birthday Girl friend had of it. In the event, it did, at all levels and in every respect. Congenial was the word of the evening. And as the evening progressed, so did the laughter, chatter and imbibing. So much so, that by the time the platters of freshly-catered finger food... More 

Orange, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Looking for somewhere for a basic meal and we stumbled on this, one steak had, one Greek salad with chicken and one battered fish and 3 local beers. All the meals were thoroughly enjoyed including the beers. The staff were friendly great service

Thank andreasm63
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

The office is a quick and easy place to eat. The service was good but the food is average. The night we went it was very noisy in there to.

Thank Amanda C
New Zealand
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265 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

From the footpath, this place looked dingy, dark, and a bit neglected but the menu looked okay. I ordered pan-fried fish with chips, salad. It's so hard to find non-battered fish and i was so pleased. This panfried fish, in its natural undressed state, was cooked to absolute perfection! Even in the poshest restaurant i dont think I've had such... More 

Thank Pixiehat
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

7 of us had dinner here while in Whakatane for work. First impressions weren't the best with us having to move our own tables together and no one telling us we had to place our order at the bar. After waiting a while with no service we found a sign advising to order at the bar (not posted in an... More 

Thank Lisa B
New Zealand
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Try the stone grill dishes here. They are always delicious. Staff are helpful and attentive. We eat here often and it never fails us. Also just try a wine by the fire on a chilly evening.

Thank JessieK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 0123
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.

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