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The Lincoln

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Bar
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501 Port Road, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
+64 7-865 6338
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Tony B
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank JayLewer
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Thank j0hns6666
Whakatane, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank krison2ur
Chester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose this for an evening meal when staying at a motel with no restaurant. It was one of only 2 places open on a Monday night! (The other was more of a bar with light food.) Great staff, plenty of beer and wines to choose from but a slightly limited menu. The food we did choose was great - certainly... More 

Thank drcaholme
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service and a beautiful meal at a reasonable price. I had the chicken and my husband had the famous ribs. A must do place to eat in Whangamata. You can eat inside or out and the bar is extensive.

Thank Susantansey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little bistro, moderate prices great spot. Service was great, if we had to be fussy I would say the only thing was the music was too loud for the time of night - it was a live band and just a bit loud for dinner time when you're trying to have a conversation but would have been awesome a... More 

Thank Marc78Nz
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice sirloin with green pepper jus. Very glad that I opted for salad and fries because the 'chef's potatoes' were boiled new potatoes which wouldn't have been as good. The lamb racks was my wife's choice. They were very nice but the 'chef's potatoes' ho hum and a little more jus would have been great. No room for deserts... More 

Thank Hugh B
Whangamata, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This would be one of the busiest restaurant in Whangamata. The night we went there, happened to be Thursday, when it was steak night. It was an excellent meal, the staff are very pleasant and attentive. Even the chef came out to ask how the meal was, and share pleasantries with the customers. The owner is always assisting customers, and... More 

Thank redryan1948
Whangamata, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Had s great summer evening with s couple of ciders Staff were very friendly and obliging, happily cleaned up from an accidental spillage. Dining areas were shined clean also floor surfaces. Although I didn't eat at the time what I saw came from the kitchen looked dflish

Thank tracey2382

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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