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Gold Mela

100 Grange Rd | Otumoetai, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
+64 7-576 3940
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Ranked #20 of 209 restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $30
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Tauranga
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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
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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
2 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On Saturday night we had the great fortune of dining at Gold Mela. I would recommend the Tuna Nicoise - wow amazing flavours, and the chocolate fondant was perfect - gooey in the middle!Thanks Freddy and team for the fantastic service and food

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were fans of this restaurant under its previous ownership. Then, it was a rustic French Provincial bistro which produced hearty, well-cooked meals. The new Gold Mela is a different creature altogether. For a start, it has moved to new suburban premises, taking over the former Grange Road cafe. Second, the menu is more sophisticated and accordingly, more expensive. We... More

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Coolangatta, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Four of us dined here last night, everything from the service to the food was great. The men had steak & they both said it was excellent, cooked exactly to their requests. Us ladies enjoyed the pasta again this was very good. All the meals were a decent size & reasonable priced. We also liked we could bring along our... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We made a late booking for four and were juggled in to fit - we are glad they did! Lovely atmosphere, busy but well looked after with interesting and well presented food. BYO which suited the wine buff in the group who loves to take his wine - very few restaurants in Tauranga encourage this. All four of us agreed... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A nice addition to the neighbourhood, interesting décor with lots of French memorabilia. The service was prompt and very friendly, unfortunately the 2 different breakfasts we ordered were just lukewarm and were served on stone cold plates which didn't help, they would have been really great dishes if both were hot. Hopefully this little oversight will be corrected as we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a wonderful chef, feel and menu! From decor to plate this little gem has a lot of punch. We were treated like VIPs even tho we byo wine. My fiancées birthday didn't faze the kitchen one bit as the chef whipped up a cake and served it at the end of a stunning meal all prepared by hand. Nothing... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been going to the Golden Mela since I was in my teens with my parents and I have always enjoyed the food here. the gnocchi is and always will be my favourite and the decor and atmosphere remind me what it is actually like IN Italy itself. I love this resturant, and now that I live away from... More

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