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Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 August 2020

Just as well we got here early! Arrived just after five and the kitchen opens at 5.30 - had to queue to order food but the line moved quick and it wasn't too much of a wait for food. The small wait was worth it...- we ordered platters between the four of us - Asian Platter, Sashimi Platter, Mussels and after seeing all the ribs go past we had to have those too. Definitely nothing to complain about - all was really fresh and yummy. We had to have the creme brulee for dessert - turned out to be espresso creme brulee and it was divine - even those who weren't really into dessert really enjoyed it. We are planning another weekend in Whangamata and this will definitely be our place to have dinner and try some of the other dishes.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Recently visited with another 2 couples on a friday nite, place was chocka, great place for a drink and a feed, as us kiwis say. Has great views out estuary to the sea, has great outdoor seating if your lucky enough to have scored a...table. Typically good clubbie type bar service and prices. The food menu was good for a club and again reasonably priced, good selections ,not so much for the vegetarians but this is an Oceans sportsclub. Seafood predominately on the menu. Our table had several different dishes , but all were generous in proportion and all hastily devoured generously as well. Good fresh seafood , also must add very family friendly as well with child portions on the menu and even though there was a queue when we ordered our table of six, only had about a 20-25 minute wait. The place had a family friendly and relaxed vibe with great food and atmosphere. If in Whanga do yourself a favor and eat here if staying a few bites. 🙂More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020

We went with the kids and their kids (7 in all). Being peak time, it was BUSY; however, we found a table quickly and joined the queue to order. The regular beer battered fish & chips is always a popular choice, as the fish is...always fresh and tasty. Two of us chose the Pork Ribs and these are huge. Many good choices for the kids and we also had the sundaes for dessert. We could the chef's team at work behind the counter and they earned their keep that night. Once again, a great environment, with a million dollar view of the sea and the harbour, and a great meal - enjoyed by all.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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FillKeogh, General Manager at Whangamata Ocean Sports Club, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2020

Thank you so much for your positive review. As you saw we are flat out at that time of year, serving on average over 600 meals a day! Thanks again and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

Went out as 3 couples. New menu. Three people happy with their meals. . Except the 3 people who ordered the ONLY vegan option. Very oily roast vegesalad. some options could very easily have been adjusted to vegan meals. Hoping this will improve.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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FillKeogh, General Manager at Whangamata Ocean Sports Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2019

Thank you for your review. We do not lean heavily towards vegan food as out of our 6600+ members less than 1% are vegans. Also we are a fishing club which promotes game fishing and other ocean activities which are generally not vegan related. I...More

Reviewed 10 September 2019

Special thanks to Dennis for recommendations and the rest of the staff for a warm inviting evening, quiet afternoon watching the sunset, the river passing by and the boats gently playing tug of war against their mooring ropes.varied menu to tempt and tease. alltogether a...wonderful idyllic way to pass the day.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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PhilK1322, General Manager at Whangamata Ocean Sports Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2019

Thanks for your review - Great to hear that you had a good time at the club and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 August 2019

We went to the WOSC for a drink on the Friday night and also ordered the ciabatta and condiments for a pre-dinner nibble. The bread was amazing. The food service staff were a pleasure, but sadly the bar staff were very chilly and standoffish. The...next night we returned for dinner and sadly were very disappointed. The taco platter was shocking. One small piece of fish and the 'seasoned fresh chicken tenderloins' were overcooked nuggets of saltiness. It was a huge disaster and we left most of our meals, and a half bottle of wine as were so gutted.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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FillKeogh, General Manager at Whangamata Ocean Sports Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2019

Thank you for your review. i apologize for the staffs behavior. It is nice to hear you enjoyed your first experience here. I am very sorry about the Taco platter. We generally don't get many complaints about that. Can I ask if you are members...More

Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

What a find! We popped in for the $10 lunch which we had heard from locals was excellent. They weren’t wrong! I had the smoked fishcakes and salad which was fresh and absolutely delicious. Hubby had the steak sandwich with rocket and aioli washed down...with a couple of Heinekens. We were going to get a dessert ( menu looked lovely) but we were too full. Bar prices very reasonable too . The view from the deck was stunning - vistas of the marina, inlet and ocean beach and lots of room for kiddies to run around and explore. We will definitely be going back! Highly recommended 😀More

Date of visit: July 2019
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PhilK1322, General Manager at Whangamata Ocean Sports Club, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

Great to hear that you had a good time at the Ocean Sports club. The staff are always happy to hear that the meals are appreciated - and yes - those views are amazing. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 July 2019

What a great place to either have a drink or a meal with friends, food was great and the vista from the windows second to none

Date of visit: July 2019
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PhilK1322, General Manager at Whangamata Ocean Sports Club, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Whangamata Oceansports club. We are very lucky to have such wonderful views. Many thanks for giving us a review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

I’ve been to the Whangamata Ocean Sports Club a couple of times now, and the food has been amazing every time. I had the best steak I’ve had in NZ, and the roast was delicious too. The staff are super friendly, and I would definitely...recommend a visit if you’re in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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FillKeogh, General Manager at Whangamata Ocean Sports Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We love catering to travelers when we can. I'm so happy that you enjoyed our great Club! Safe travels in the future!

Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

A friend took me here for a meal on a friday night. The place was full of people and had a great atmosphere! The meals are a standout! Great selection and generous portions.

Date of visit: April 2019
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PhilK1322, General Manager at Whangamata Ocean Sports Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

Many Thanks Bruce for your comments. Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Whangamata Ocean Sports Club.

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