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Nautilus Restaurant

50b Cross Road | Sulphur Point, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
(+64) 07 577 1937
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Ranked #125 of 209 restaurants in Tauranga
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nautilus Restaurant is a quality restaurant, cafe and wedding venue situated right on the edge of Tauranga Harbour, with views overlooking the iconic Mount Maunganui.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nautilus Restaurant is a quality restaurant, cafe and wedding venue situated right on the edge of Tauranga Harbour, with views overlooking the iconic Mount Maunganui.
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The décor is bland and utilitarian, the service mediocre,the food disappointing and wine overpriced. The only redeeming feature is the location which overlooks Tauranga's inner harbour. There are far better places to dine than the Nautilus Restaurant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Four of us went here for lunch, on a very rainy day, but it didn't take away from the view of Tauranga Harbour, it looked great even in the wet. The food tasted great and was well presented, my meal was the Beef Eye Fillet Medallions Brochette, which I found the Eye Fillet Medallions to be very chewy, maybe they... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

We were all set for outdoor activities as part of a conference when bad weather from Cyclone Luisi set in. Plan B was a leisurely lunch at Nautilus. Turned out not a bad Plan B ! The food was wonderful - scallops for entree, salmon for a main. The sauces were full of subtle flavours and we were explained in... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was a business lunch but was lovely. We sat over the water and the food was fresh and healthy. This was the first time I had eaten at this restaurant but I will be back. The only slight problem was proximity to the airport which slightly spoiled the otherwise beautiful ambiance! I am dairy allergic but was able eat... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We dined here with a grab one voucher and it was a hiden treasure Lovely food, atmosphere and very friendly service

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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204 reviews 204 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I reviewed lunch at Nautilus Restaurant 2 years ago and I commented that the food was of a high quality but it was over priced and there were better seafood restaurants in Tauranga. BUT now I have to “eat my WORDS!” It was a pleasant day so we choose one of the semi-covered deck tables. Our charming waitress took our... More

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Tauranga
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I took my wife to Nautilus for an early Valentine's dinner. The food was great, my snapper was one of the best meals I've ever had; my wife's steak was cooked to perfection and so tender. We have eaten at this establishment (for lunches and dinners) previously, the food is always of highest quality and we always find staff pleasant.... More

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Tauranga
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have been to Nautilus twice lunch was good with nice outlook but dinner was very poor...food was below average with lack of flavour I may as well have cooked the meal myself!! The manager is very unfriendly and unprofessional. Unfortunately would not recommend.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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448 reviews 448 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We ate here last week as part of group. We have eaten here on a few occasions previously. Our main meal and entrees were as good as in the past. Gourmet dining but always a good amount and of a very good standard. We were disappointed in the dessert this time, as it was quite different from previous visit but... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Avoid like the plague! Bar staff have some difficulty understanding you so they threaten to assault you! Then make a feeble attempt at an apology by offering you the very drink you didn't want! Definitely NOT somewhere to take your custom.

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