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The Lincoln

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Bar, European, New Zealand
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501 Port Road, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
+64 7-865 6338
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16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:30
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was difficult to find somewhere in Whangamata for a sit-down meal after 7.30pm. This was the only restaurant where there were quite a few diners. It turned out that a number of them were obviously locals, this seems a popular restaurant. I was asked where I would like to sit and when I asked to be near the outside... More 

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Fleet
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in on the off chance after a long day out and, despite a large party being in the restaurant, we received very quick service in order to get our order in before the large party. Our steaks were excellently cooked and presented.

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Thank Ron T
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a weekend of me time I had dinner at the Lincoln. Friendly staff and a great steak! It had a great atmosphere and was obviously the place to be on a Friday night. I would defiantly recommend to anyone travelling together as a group or solo.

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Thank Angela S
Auckland, New Zealand
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202 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lincoln is a fantastic place for dinner. Service is great, food is delicious, loads of parking right there, and a really good menu. The walls at the entrance are adorned with quotes from various artists including Elton John and Macy Gray. Try to identify artist and song! And while on the music, the retro selection that is played in... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey but still worth paying for the quality of the food. My fillet was top quality. A small serving with lovely vegetables to accompany it was exactly what I was looking for. My husband wasn't totally happy with his lamb but really only personal taste - a little over cooked for his liking. Good wine but a little... More 

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Thank Joanne P
Perthshire Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is excellent, the staff are delightful. The service is very good, book a table at weekends.

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Thank dormiegal
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered rack of lamb which was some of the best I have had and my wife ordered duck which I also tried and was delicious. Service was spot on. Creme brulee at the end of the meal was a good choice. We liked the place so much we tried to return for breakfast but unfortunately they don't do that...... More 

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Thank Tony B
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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113 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The Lincoln offers a good variety of meals and beverages. The service was friendly and the food was not too bad

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Thank JayLewer
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a good meal here in January 2017, the atmosphere was buzzy and fun, the service was good. would recommend

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was disappointing - it sounded good on the menu but was just so-so when it arrived. I can't even remember what I had but my husband had ribs that were nothing special.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Port Road, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whangamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-865 6338
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?