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Gold Mela

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100 Grange Rd | Otumoetai, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
+64 7-576 3940
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Incredibly Good

A group of 10 women, a restaurant filled to capacity and just before Christmas, expectations were not high. How wrong can you be. . . . All ten dishes were plates of perfection, that really takes some doing and we covered most of the options on the menu, the portions were generous, and it was one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Sheryl B
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A group of 10 women, a restaurant filled to capacity and just before Christmas, expectations were not high. How wrong can you be. . . . All ten dishes were plates of perfection, that really takes some doing and we covered most of the options on the menu, the portions were generous, and it was one of the best steaks... More 

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Auckland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was excited to go to this restaurant. My partner and I went as part of our 'babymoon' as I am due in March so it was a treat. The menu was great and the food was also good but I was incredibly disappointed that after a long conversation with the waitress about what I could and could not eat... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We used to visit gold Mela when they were on Cameron road until they closed... We came across this new location by accident and very glad we did... Customer service was excellent, very attentive. Food was amazing! Reasonably priced too. So glad we dined at your restaurant. We will be back!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had dinner here with family for a birthday party - there were 15 of us total and the restaurant was also full. It took about 20 mins for the waitress to take our food orders from the time we sat down (drinks were taken earlier) and about an hour in total from the time we sat down for the... More 

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RickdaFrog, Owner at Gold Mela, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Gold Mela. I will point out a couple of things, which I believe I quite crucial. The eye filet steak is slightly over 200g, always and not 120g as you point out in your review. Our chef cuts and weighs each filet individually and there is absolutely no filet under the 200g mark. Ever.... More 

New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderfully evening out at Gold Mela. The service was fantastic, there was a great atmosphere and the food was both yum and reasonably priced. Also had great wine selection. Would definitely recommend it to others. Stoked to find a cool, local restaurant.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great venue .Had a lovely brunch plenty of choice. Staff very friendly. Lovely Atmosphere about the place

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Wellington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had dinner here on a Saturday night as part of a large group celebration. Was impressed with their turnaround time considering everyone had entrees, mains and some deserts. You weren't sitting there wondering where your food was. Host very helpful and great memory for orders. Food delicious and very generous portions. Hard to choose what to have as there was... More 

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Tauranga
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Gold Mela now on Grange Road in Otumoetai a little out of the way but well worth the effort. Parking is easy, the meal for five of us was awesome, great range on the menu, we had three courses and nice wine which was delightful. The presentation of the dishes was exceptional and enhanced the experience. The staff were really... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have dined at Gold Mela on four different occasions and every time we have had great food, great wine and great service. Every time I have chosen a different dish, (other than the most delicious duck pate which we have every time), and we have loved every dish. Love it that we have this lovely little restaurant just up... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Visted with friends and had glorious meals.highly recommend duck pate and yummy ravioli.and the dessert menu was so hard to choose from as liked them all

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Grange Rd | Otumoetai, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-576 3940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 26
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?