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Detour Bar and Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, New Zealand
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84 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 0398
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner and unknowingly ordered the cook your own meat option. We laughed as we cooked and ate. A little weird cooking chicken next to items that were already prepared. It tasted good. Fun and different if you are looking to shake things up a little.

Thank P2660YRkellys
Maitland, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in Whakatane on our trip around the North Island of NZ. A few places were suggested to eat, Detour Bar and Lounge being one. It was a Monday night and getting late, so we rocked up thinking they may be closing. We were greeted by the friendly staff and ushered to our seat. We ordered a drink... More 

Thank Bernadette R
Mudgee, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

A very nice meal in a pleasant setting with professional staff looking after us. Reasonably priced, high quality menu.

Thank Jeff W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had a great meal here! My 11yr old son and I enjoyed the stone grill for two and hubby loved his pork belly. Meals were decent portions and flavour full. One of the best meals we have had in some time. Even with a few drinks this was very reasonably priced. Only downer was, despite the restaurant being basically... More 

Thank weezy0811
Rotorua, NZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Food was disappointing. Waited a long time for entrees - others who came after us were served before us. No excuse as they were oysters & garlic bread! Then the mains, which we had preordered, came before we had finished the entree.

Thank Sarola
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Can't fault the food. It was great. Between us we ordered two different dishes and both were great. Our greatest disappointment was orders not being put in and food taking too long to be made & served. What's disappointing was that the place wasn't crazy busy. 3-4 other tables and we got our order in before the bigger table. Environment... More 

Thank Richard D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Popped in for dinner. Wonderful front of house staff, great service. Menu was very good, the pork belly and lamb rump went down a treat.

Thank Michael A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the seafood stonegrill. Great atmosphere not noisy even though there was a large group also dining. Good service. Cosy with gas fire on a cold night.

Thank Yvonne P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing! The service was awesome, the wait wasn't too bad considering we had a big party. Overall we had a great night. The only downer I would say is there is no sauce that comes with the stone grill menus but thts nit picking

Thank Haze A
Ohope, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent with friendly and helpful waitresses. All our meals were delicious. Changes were made to the menu to suit our requests. All the portions were large. Thoroughly recommended!!

Thank 75margaret

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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?