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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
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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Even better than last time.

I last reviewed this place when it was at the old address in Tauranga. It was good then, more rustic, but now it's so much better. The menu and food quality is excellent and the premises are even better, much more clean and stylish, the service is perfect. Freddie, the owner, is still present... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Jared7707
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Families with children
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I last reviewed this place when it was at the old address in Tauranga. It was good then, more rustic, but now it's so much better. The menu and food quality is excellent and the premises are even better, much more clean and stylish, the service is perfect. Freddie, the owner, is still present always ready for a chat and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Excellent food, great service and rustic French decor. Bookings important as it is small-ish and well patronised - it's Wednesday night and it's full.

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Wellington New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went to Gold Mela on Sunday night 22 March 2014 and had 3 courses for $45 which is their Sunday special. We enjoyed goats cheese souffle, salad nicoise for entreee. I had Prawn, salmon and scallop on skewers and my husband had medium rare eye fillet steak and a delicious baked potato dish. All were cooked to perfection and... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fantastic food of the French cuisine type. So totally yummy I really hope it stays put in our neighbourhood and doesn't ever close down through lack of patronage. The staff were super good and knew what they were talking about and able to recommend dishes to suit our tastes. Totally convenient locality for us as we can walk home without... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fantastic food but you won't have to pay the earth for it. Authentic French restaurant feel and wonderful service. BYO wine helps keep the costs low but their wine prices are very reasonable. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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
4 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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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Additional Information about Gold Mela

Address: 100 Grange Rd | Otumoetai, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-576 3940
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 22
Cuisine: French

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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 15 - 22
  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?