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Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar

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328 Ocean Rd, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand (Formerly Oceanas Restaurant & Bar)
+64 7-865 7157
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11:00 - 14:00
08:30 - 21:00
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had the best dinner and dessert! I had the pork belly meal which was cooked to perfection, not a spot left on my plate, the sauce especially was delicous!!!Enjoyed the atmosphere of the place, clean and tidy 😊 beautiful, friendly and kind staff.. i highly reccommend the trio of chocolate for dessert if your undecided on what you want that... More 

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

Thank you Carole S. Appreciate your feedback More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had great steaks here. The beer was limited on the night we went but still good. They also looked after my son who was desperate for wifi. The food was good value and the service was brilliant. The trainer waitress was also awesome. Overall a good night out.

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

Apologies about the beer So pleased to hear you had a good night out dining with us. Look forward to seeing you again. Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Had the pork belly. Amazing flavours in this dish. Everyone was very polite. Also love the lemon tart dessert, was packed with flavour.

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

Thank you, our pleasure and look forward to your next dining experience. More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I ordered the lamb. The service was great. The lamb was delicious but the lamb in the spring roll was unpleasant. The veges were very sparse, hardly any at all and the potato cake was tasteless. For a $32.50 meal I thought it was very average and many people would be hungry after this. Not a place I would go... More 

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Thank pslig0
Margaret W, Owner at Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear this. I do recall waiting on your table, wished we knew how you felt at the time of dining because the lamb continues to be a popular dish on our menu. At the time of your review we had tried the spring roll and unsure what was unpleasant but made a change to the potato.... More 

Whanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had such a delicious dinner we thoroughly enjoyed it . I took my son and his two younger sisters out for tea. I had been out for lunch one day the meals where exquisite. Talk about melt in your mouth. I'm so glad I took the kids out, we had a beautiful evening .I had the pork belly, prawns, squid... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

What a little hidden Gem in the hustle And bustle of a town in Holiday mode .I Couldn't of felt more welcomed and away from all the noise of the main road . I couldn't fault the chef or the staff the delivery times of each course was impeccable. I found my Waitress and the Owner attentive with excellent recommendations.... More 

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

Thank you Shimmintoddy. Our pleasure. Look forward to your next visit to Argo More 

Waikato
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Argo used to be our "go to" at Whangamata for fine dinning. The place has changed hands and now serves ok food but disappointing if you want something more than pub grub.

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2 Thank Kylough19
Margaret W, Owner at Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Unsure if this review is valid..... There is no new change of management??? I am unsure what you mean. We purchased Argo business in 2015 and still here. According to our feedback and continued position on Trip Advisor we must be doing something better than ok and the continued return by many I would say we are listening to what... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We booked for dinner because of it being the busy time of the year. The tables are nicely spaced apart so the restaurant is not too noisy. The main course serving sizes were very generous. Between us we had the steak, fish and pork belly. Everyone was happy with their order. A couple of us had desserts but these were... More 

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Thank Rosa F
Margaret W, Owner at Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, layout of restaurant, glad everyone was happy with their mains, sizes and presentation and we take on board your only complaint ie removing plates before all had finished eating. What were your desserts? More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The staff were very welcoming friendly and pleasant. We first shared a whitebait omelette which was OK, but then both selected the fish of the day and it was excellent. It was pan fried fillets of snapper with couscous, baby tomatoes , archicoves, baby beets, snow peas, lemon and chorizo. Beautifully presented and delicious... More 

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Thank annagram09
Margaret W, Owner at Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback annagram09. Much appreciated.... More 

Naantali, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner here. We all had the fish and chips and it really was very basic with very little flavor. Service was very friedly, but not very professional.

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2 Thank Mikko L
Margaret W, Owner at Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Our apologies for the confusion at your table, usually our waitresses have been complimented on their service to our customers. We have noted your comment regarding the fish and chips and hope you will visit Argo again. 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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