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“You could do worse”
Review of The Lincoln

The Lincoln
Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Whangamata
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, European, New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Lincoln is a lively, must-visit café/bar/restaurant when in Whangamata, popular surfing mecca of New Zealand and one of the most popular beach resorts around. The Lincoln specialises in craft beers, often introducing new and exciting craft beers both local and imported. They have Boundary Road, Wild Buck & Bouncing Czech beers to name a few, and have a beer to suit every taste.The Lincoln serve delicious food from varied menus which change seasonally, have fresh seafood daily, and also serve weekend brunch and burgers. Try their massive popular Woodstock Bourbon Pork Ribs, and wide selection of steaks from the Butchers Block menu.The Lincoln has regular DJ's and live music, so watch or phone for details of what they have on in the coming weeks. The Lincoln is a popular venue for private functions all year round, such as weddings, birthday celebrations, or work functions, so call us and discuss your individual preferences. We can also do out-catering if you prefer to have your celebration at your place.With its great location right in the centre of the main street, indoor and outdoor seating in the sunny climate of Whangamata, The Lincoln is a popular place for all ages to visit, whether it is for coffee or a drink, café snacks, lunch, brunch or dinner
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“You could do worse”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

We visited bang in 5.30 with a wee one. We helped ourselves to a high-chair and ordered drinks. The pale ale was a bit on the red side but the wild buck ale was delicious. For mains we ordered the Fish of the day and the beef ran dang. Fish of the day was super fresh and well cooked though the serving was a little on the small side (then again maybe not as it hit the spot) but the beef (as ordered by my mum) was apparently 'to die for' and the portion was huge. To be honest I got a little sick of hearing the oohs and ahhs from her side of the table! We ordered 3 desserts though the only one that made a huge impact was the chocolate mousse which got hogged by my sister. The creme brûlée was pretty tasty but the meringue was boring. The service was pleasant and nothing took too long to arrive. All in all a decent meal.

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Paris, France
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Although we had arrived pretty late, we felt welcome.
The fish of the day and the beer were really delicious!

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Annie45720
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Novato, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“So-So Restaurant”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Service was very slow and the restaurant was not crowded as we were there toward the end of the evening. We were with another couple and everyone liked their food but me. I was not very hungry and ordered an appetizer that was described layered avocado and salmon. It turned out to be like eating a bowl of guacamole with a few small pieces of salmon.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Mombenz
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127 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great kiwi bar/restaurant”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Great atmosphere in this 'kiwi' style bar. Fantastic beers, great staff. We visiting on a tuesday night with one guy running the whole restaurant and it was awesome!

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank NZL_Carl
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hamilton NZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Poor service”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Group of us ate there, we were shown to a table. After sitting there for 5 mins a waitress asked us if we were ok? Um no! It was obvious we had no drinks menu or drinks, which we told her. Another waitress came and took our order. Complaint- no prices on the drinks menu. Ordered our food- 3 of us got our entrees- mussels missing-these took another 15 mins to arrive after saying something to waitress. Main course-everyones meal arrived but mine- eventually it arrived & was tepid & boring. Other meals were delicious, especially the venison. TOILETS dirty with paper towels on mens floor. We had to get the waitresses attention to order drinks & ask for cutlery. The waitress that had the bad attitude all night was seen leaning near the bar looking at her watch, while we were trying to get her attention that we wanted more drinks.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank susanhamiltonNZ
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