We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Bar, European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (165)
Filter reviews
160 results
Traveller rating
73
37
20
10
20
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
73
37
20
10
20
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pork belly seafood linguine king prawns salad fries snapper bring an appetite menu items cooked to perfection stonegrill platter patrons
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

Being local we’ve tried most restaurants in Whakatane over the years and Detour (of recent) is hands down our favourite local. The new owners have brought an amazing fresh menu with great consistency across the entire menu. We dine here frequently with friends, family and...staff and are never let down. Make sure to bring an appetite as the portions are generous. Our town has been crying out for a hearty steak meal for years and finally Detour delivers some of the best we’ve ever had, and cooked to perfection. For big group occasions, the platters are out of this world! The Detour staff are always friendly and accomodating. Highly recommend Detour 10/10.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 4 February 2022 via mobile

Restaurant has change owners, so tried their menu items and was not disappointed at all. A group of us went for dinner, and ordered their steak, lamb rack and seafood chowder. The service was quick and the meals were beyond expectations

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 16 January 2022

Best food around WHAKATANE we come here all the time can’t fault it the specials are great value👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😂👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🍺👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed 19 December 2021

Very enjoyable meal. Had the surf and turf and was impressed with the Dish, large sirloin with king prawns, prawns, scallops, mussels with a yummy creamy sauce. Fries and salad. Generous portions and steak cooked exactly as asked. My partner had the seafood linguine an...again very generous with the seafood. The waitress Candice was smiley and friendly and made us welcome. I will be back with friends.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 19 November 2021

I was not impressed with this place. The overpriced prawns still had the entire exoskeleton which I had to remove. Because the vein was still still they tasted revolting. The rest of the dish was a tiny bit of rice and sauce. I plate still...looked full when I had eaten everything. Another thing about the service is that I order a large bottle of cider that was poured in the glass with no bottle on the side.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

Fabulous meal, my husband was very impressed with the big breakfast, being able to watch the All Blacks and the awesome service. Will come back to try lunch and dinner, although you can’t bet snapper for breakfast.

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 19 October 2021

Went out to lunch with my hubby to celebrate my bday..ordered oysters to start and then the seafood platte OMG HEAVENNNN..large portions and cooked to perfection and so tasty!!! So impressed!..hubby had the quarter pounder burger special with a beer..he couldn’t finish it as he...said IT WAS AMAzing!!!..The waitress was efficient and nice! thank you lil lady❤️ HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 13 September 2021

Since the new owners have taken over we have dined here loads of times. I have tried every seafood item on the menu and there are many to choose from. My husband loves pasta and a good Steak. Everything we have ordered has been exceptional...accompanied by great service. Now the best restaurant in town so well done for taking Whakatane by storm.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 1 August 2021

Had very nice lunch time steak .meal was very good steak cook to our liking . Service was great staff well trained and friendly . Locals recommended this place to eat and they were right on

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

My wife, parents, son (13) and I went for lunch. The service and venue were good. The food was fantastic! It wasn't cheap, but the portions were large and high quality. Overall excellent value. We all enjoyed out meals and would come back again. I...had the seafood linguine. It had so much seafood in it and was amazing. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Tuscany Villas Whakatane
233 reviews
.13 km away
The Com Plex Motel
1 review
.24 km away
White Island Rendezvous
471 reviews
.37 km away
ONE88 On Commerce
294 reviews
1.18 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
White Island Cafe
244 reviews
.37 km away
Spice Junction
299 reviews
.05 km away
L'Epicerie Larder
257 reviews
.07 km away
Roquette Restaurant & Bar
373 reviews
.15 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Mataatua: The House That Came Home
134 reviews
.47 km away
Whakatane i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
67 reviews
.11 km away
Puketapa Lookout
11 reviews
.18 km away
Whakatane Museum and Arts
11 reviews
.46 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Detour Bar and Lounge staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Detour Bar and Lounge

Detour Bar and Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4