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“A Must if in Whangarei” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of a Deco

a Deco
Ranked #37 of 128 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Must if in Whangarei”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Have dined here twice now - both times the food was outstanding.
Great wine list and very friendly service.
Easy to find, on a main road (opposite Countdown Supermarket).
Even the coffees were great.
Beautiful heritage building which enhances the overall experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank erialcw
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  • English first
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English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

My husband and I won a voucher to go to A Deco and we had the most fantastic experience. The staff were really amazing and the food was the best that I have tasted in New Zealand. Every course that came to us looked like a perfect piece of artwork and you could see that the kitchen staff and Chef enjoyed doing their roles. The waiting staff were very polite and were not over bearing and in your face. I know that we would go back here because it was so great.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pdharris
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Definitely the best food, by the best Chef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

Four of us ate in A Deco last night, and as usual the food was Michelin standard.
As always an Amuse Bouche before eating, and palate cleansers between courses. The food ( and I spoil myself all over the world) was as good aa any I have tried. A starter of salmon four ways...WOW... Main courses of Fillet Steak, Venison, Flounder, surpassed themselves.
It's only a shame that more attention isn't given to service....we were 30 minutes waiting for drinks, and before we were given menus. With loads of cocktails and wine our bill was $460

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank clivegil
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Whangarei
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“high expectations?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

the food, as expected was far beyond gratifying. though i was rather disappointed with the service received, poor product knowledge being the main focus & denied / unknown recommendations.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank verbalfood4thought
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“One of my best meals ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

If you have a minimum ten people Brenton will let you take your own food (usually game) and prepare it for you.As we had no ducks this year we decided on a seafood theme.We had five courses that were all delicious.Started with whitebait fritters,salt and pepper squid,swordfish,paua done two ways and yes muttonbird,which as it tasted fishy followed the theme.This was a first for many of us and we thoroughly enjoyed it.Breton said this was 10% muttonbird and 90% A Deco.Cant disagree with that.
A great meal that I will remember for a long time.
Already looking forward to next year.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neville R
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