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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
Mon 17:30 - 20:30
Fri 17:30 - 23:30
Sat 14:30 - 23:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went in a group including 3 young kids. Staff were friendly, but it took them 90 minutes to serve us our meals. Kids were starving by then. One of the mains was completely cold, and the rest of the meals were nice, but not great. So, I believe this was a case of poor service and overpriced food.

2 Thank T5013TYannettes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small venue (<100) but great food, able to set up dance floor after meal. Efficient service of food.

Thank Graham G
Cambridge, New Zealand
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a surprise to find such a fine food restaurant in this small beach town. The food was absolutely wonderful and the presentation was beautiful. The staff were very friendly. Wish we lived closer as we would be regulars there.

Thank Lmvrlv
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome place! Great food, and the went above and beyond to accommodate our late meal. Thanks for a great experience :)

Thank kiwigrace47
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B hosts. The meal was very good and service was friendly and prompt.

Thank davquayle
Chelmsford Essex
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We were fitted in as we hadn't booked and they had a large party in. Waitress was friendly and service was good. The food was tasty and the presentation was very good.

Thank theoldone
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Argo was recommended by our b&b hostess and we were very happy with our meal and the very quick service received on a busy Sunday evening - special Sunday deal for dinner.

Thank Ron T
Hobart, Australia
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200 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

If you are near here it would be a shame to miss it. Service was fantastic and the food was gorgeous. Comfortable layout with plenty of seating options. Highly recommended.

Thank TelNin
Bowral, Australia
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548 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Argos looks very casual from the outside but inside you will be pleasantly surprised by the feel. Our food was fabulous- we both chose the fish of the day and it was so fresh and beautifully prepared and served. We did not need sides as the vegetables that the meal came with were fabulous and enough. Great wine list but... More 

Thank Joanne P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had a lovely table outside and the staff were very attentive without being intrusive. Our meals of Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad and Scotch Fillet with BBQ Beef short Rib were beautifully presented and delicious to eat. The Chicken was a Starter on the menu which they kindly let me have upsized to a Main Course.The salad vegetables with the... More 

Thank peninaanddave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 23:30
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
Argo Restaurant and Wine Bar

Open for lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday during summer weeks and beach hop week 11am - 2pm. Verandah menu available from 2pm during summer weeks.

Dinner 6 days over the summer period. 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?