The Deck Cafe & Restaurant
Rodney 09 426 7940
- Mon – Sat
- 11am – 2:30pm, 5.30pm – late
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: Cash
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 55
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: No
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Deck Cafe and Restaurant, Moana Court surrounded by amazing views has the best vantage point to view Orewa beach. The menu is designed to reflect the season Chef Lovemore takes you on a journey of culinary delight.
27 Reviews for The Deck Cafe & Restaurant
The mains were very average.
When we went to order dessert, out of about 5 desserts, only one was available, which we didn’t like but when we asked about the Creme Bulee, the waitress told us that they were too busy to make any.
So we won’t be going back there again!
Would certainly recommend dining at The Deck to my friends.
The staff were excellent. Can certainly recommend dining at The Deck if you are in Orewa.
My main course of scallops and Thai cake was extremely tasty and perfectly cooked. The service was impeccable, the interesting background music is worth a mention and the prices are very affordable. I recommend ‘The Deck’ restaurant for a relaxing and enjoyable place to enjoy excellent food.
Well Done The Deck
Now this group are very discerning and believe me if there is any little thing wrong I hear about it. However everyone of the 15 ladies enjoyed their meals . I heard that the fish,chicken,steak,and salad dishes were all excellent. Now I know how hard it is to please everyone . and also how hard it is to get all the meals out together .
Lovemore has done a fantastic job and it would be one of the best eateries in Orewa.
Just needs more signage on the street so people can find it.
This place needs to improve on customer service, for the prices they are charging I wouljd have expected to have not only the lovely food, but also first class service.
Could do a lot better – will not be going back here!
Entrees – Salt and Pepper Squid and Prawns with a passionfruit and chilli dipping sauce was AMAZING!
– Scallop entree again Amazing, however the three scallops didnt seem to satisfy my partner although those three he did get were cooked to perfection , the best we have ever had!
Mains – Eastern Chicken – Perfect ! Enjoyed every bit of it !
and my Partners Pork Belly again cooked to perfection!
We will DEFINATELY be coming back again!
However we did dine on the 16th and it proved to be what was,for me at least,the nicest restaurant meal I have had for a very long time.I had scallops and bacon as a main,our visitors chose the fish of the day and my wife went for sirloin steak.The high quality meals and wine contributed to a very pleasant evening with our visitors.Dave King, Orewa
Although we didn’t dine at The Deck that night, we have actually dined there many times since it opened, and have NEVER been disappointed with the service or the food. We live locally, and for the first time in years, this restaurant has been consistently busy and we now have to book in order to get a table
I understand there is a new chef on board now to help cope with the demand. I think when any new restaurant opens there is always a settling in period but from our perspective the food has always been excellent, and the waiting staff extremely pleasant and attentive.
Menu: Amuse Bouche, the chefs intro to the Valentines menu. We didn’t receive anything yet were charged for it as part of the set menu
Entree: choice of 3 we had the chicken ravioli and the scallops, the waitress (I use that term loosely) got our dishes mixed up, we started and then realised we had the wrong ones, we couldn’t tell the difference as they both looked the same topped with salad greens and grated carrot with balsamic and pesto drizzle on the side of the plate, the food though not offencive was not anything fabulous to excite the taste buds.
Mains choice of 4, we chose the Eastern chicken, authentic flavours of Africa and the Prime scotch fillet with award winning beef jus. The chicken breast was absolutely cooked to death and nasty and I was extremely disappointed with the flavourings it was just boring and not the exotic dish I expected. The steak was cooked well and the jus was lovely however the accompaniments to both dishes were bad and both again had the balsamic and pesto drizzle with bad presentation, I was wondering at this stage if the dessert also would have the drizzle.
Dessert: choice of 3, we had Cream brule and the Cheesecake, the cream brule was pure liquid, not set at all and the cheesecake, ho hum, just a disaster.
It was shabby, no ambiance, the young waitstaff were hopeless, dessert plates were left on a table by us when we arrived and were cleared just as we left, they forgot our cutlery twice, mixed up our dishes our water wasn’t topped up our chilled white wine left to warm, I had to ask for an ice bucket, we werenMore‘t asked if we needed anything and the chef?owner ripped us off, we weren’t the only ones that felt this way as we heard others complaining bitterly, they also weren’t informed of the set menu and were disappointed with the food, one man saying his lamb was overcooked, dry and not nice his partner also complaining about her choices
Our review: It may be ok for a lunch however for a high priced romantic dinner Absolutely appalling.