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Gold Mela

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

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    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
Delicious, will come again!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Craig M
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
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
11 helpful votes 11 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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

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