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Detour Bar and Lounge

$$ - $$$, European,
84 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 0398
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (2 reviews)
“mash” (3 reviews)
“hot chips” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
84 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2017

The restaurant was very quiet but our meals still took a very long time to arrive. Morroccan Salad was extremely salty with very few ingredients. The 3 x Portuguese Pasta ordered had nice flavour but 2 had very little sauce while the other was swimming...More

Thank kizzboing
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We had a shared platter for 2 and a morroccan chicken for 1. The chef on that day was phoenix and the meals was so amazing from presentation,taste,and service with a smile. The cashier lady on that day was very incompetant in what she was...More

Thank Miss-Qween
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Yes the food was good but the service was poor as there was a function on upstairs. However it was worth waiting for. The fish dish that I had was delightful. Not much of an atmosphere unfortunately but we did enjoy the food

1  Thank TyMaen
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

If you meet up with your friends to drink, will be ok.But not good for family. We waited meal more than 1and half hour. Food is average or worth.

Thank 美紀鈴2016
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Stopped off on Good Friday - had a great food with lots more we could have had. Will have to come back again for dinner. Fast service and nice ambiance...

Thank Rus H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had no trouble getting a table on a public holiday. Our main courses were excellent and generous, but slow to come. The hot chips were wonderful. But the panna cotta dessert was awful. The waitress was ok but mumbled and was difficult to hear....More

Thank ringthebells2
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We ate here twice in the evening. The service was good and the food commendable. We sat outside at a bar table

Thank BethVCamberley
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Have just got home very late after waiting over 1 and 1/2 hours for our meals. Main course only. One meal arrived an hour before everyone else's. Two arrived with no veg for another 15 minutes. One never arrived at all. We had to complain...More

Thank MTinNZ
Reviewed 30 March 2017

From the outside this looked like a standard bar but the food was excellent. We opted for the hot stone cooking and not only was it great fun, the food was excellent. Also a good choice of beers and wines. A really nice way to...More

Thank maryjslt
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Had lunch at Detour and was very pleased with the food. A delicious Morrocan salad beautifully presented. Good service as well.

Thank Yvonne P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-308 0398
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Detour Bar & Lounge offers the ultimate in dining and chill-out venues.With an energized vibe moving from day into night, there’s nowhere quite like Detour with it’s fashionable décor and indoor and outdoor seating.Choose from the wide selection of tapas and platters to accompany your drinks, whilst listening to live music - or your favourite jazz or acoustic guitar.Whether it is brunch or lunch during the day, or experiencing fine dining in the evening, Detour offers you the best in food in a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere.
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