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Go Vino

19 Captain Cook Road | Rd1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-867 1215
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (25 reviews)
“tasting menu” (15 reviews)
“octopus” (8 reviews)
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European, Fusion, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
19 Captain Cook Road | Rd1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Creative, high quality food in a relaxed setting. Very accommodative as one of us was pregnant and another was vegetarian. Good service and great music. The tuna and lamb were the highlights. Also ask for the "fushy fush" which was delicious.

Thank mrmikeymoo
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Recommended by Kim at 970 Lonely Bay, we walked down to this great restaurant. The food is sharer portions which is great for trying lots of things. Friendly service and an excellent wine selection, all reasonably priced, would definitely go back.

Thank TinaTpot
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Stunning food- we got the tasting plate and shared amongst 4 people, it was truly beautiful food. Wait staff were really knowldgeable about food and wine and we really enjoyed the entire experience

Thank StellaandMark
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Go Vino was recommended by our guest house and we arrived expecting a quick and simple supper. What a treat we had in store. The most creative fusion of delicious dishes was exceptional! Our one disappointment was that they weren't open for our last night...More

1  Thank FluffyLlama
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Such a lovely night. Gorgeous food, amazing presentation, effortless service, and such great taste combinations. Eat it all, don't be shy, don't be put off or concerned as it's all delicious. Scotch egg smoked Kahawai is to die for! My fave was actually the Duck...More

Thank SnowBomb
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Nice to eat something different and intelligent. Very lucky to have something this good and this close to us in the Coromandel. You don't get food like this very often outside of city centres, Fantastic! Amazing experience all round Thanks guys!

Thank andrease890
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We visited with friends who are regulars to this restaurant. We opted for the Tasting menu which was for sharing. We had 6 dishes of the chef's choice. All were tasty and many were experimenting with complex flavours - some were nicer than others but...More

Thank wdbentley
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Came here twice in our short time at Cooks beach, mainly because it serves takeaway pizzas when everywhere else in New Zealand seems to have shut, or is booked up, or is simply taking too long to serve everyone (the frying scotsman next door.....the slowest...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I arrived and stood at the bar whereby the man who I presume was the manager approached. I said I wanted to order a drink 'but first could I ask if you have wi fi?' 'No I don't' came the surly reply 'Do you know...More

1  Thank Rod F
drialnayr, Owner at Go Vino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2016

I feel this review is a little unfair. The reviewer didn’t eat in the restaurant but feels justified in leaving a negative review which can be potentially damaging to the business. I accept that reception is part of the experience, but do not feel reviewers...More

Reviewed 3 March 2016

Wow! Go Vino is definitely a place to put on your ' to do' list if you enjoy good food. We sat in the relaxed outdoor area and shared a range of dishes, each one a taste sensation and presented superbly. We loved the fresh,...More

Thank willness
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Captain Cook Road | Rd1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga  >  Cooks Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-867 1215
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Go Vino has taken the Spanish concept of tapas and evolved it for a New Zealand environment. Go Vino's shared plates (Kaizen dishes) are bigger and more complex than traditional tapas. The dishes also feature ingredients and flavours distinct to New Zealand. Drawing on quality seasonal produce Chef Gabriel Moraes creates a Kaizen menu which changes every few months. Perfectly designed dishes can be enjoyed as a snack or as a complete meal over the course of an evening. Please be aware that we are not located directly in Whitianga, but in Cooks Beach, a short ferry ride and taxi away.
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