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Mount Bistro

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6 Adams Avenue | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
075753872
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food but slow service

I've been to Mount Bistro twice, both times for anniversaries. The food was delicious, but the service was slow and wait for food was quite long. Both times we mentioned we were celebrating an anniversary, and we were brought a complementary dessert, but only after we ordered and ate dessert. Both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robin P
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Pauanui, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff were very grumpy when we got there because I think they were a lot busier than expected but improved as the evening went on. The inside of the café is quite acceptable and the "seafood on a sword" was a real "treat".

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Thank Jill F
Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was recommended by a local, which bodes well for reliability. We didn't need a large meal and couldn't decide what to have from all the delicious choices so we opted for a mixed sharing platter of entrees. OMG - what a treat it was. Words don't do any of the flavours justice so all I can say is... More 

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Thank 151Sunseeker67
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Mount Bistro twice, both times for anniversaries. The food was delicious, but the service was slow and wait for food was quite long. Both times we mentioned we were celebrating an anniversary, and we were brought a complementary dessert, but only after we ordered and ate dessert. Both times it was the same as what we had... More 

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Thank Robin P
Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was absolutely fantastic. Good service, and the food was excellent. The veal dish was the most amazing thing I've tasted. Fusion of flavours heavenly. Others in our party had the lamb, which was excellent, fish of the day and pork belly. All equally as good and well presented. Staff friendly and approachable.

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Thank Odette M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and overall excellent service (and we were a big group). The venison award dish was a triumph of flavours beautifully executed.

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1 Thank Lynley T
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

For a restaurant they have a lot to learn, we waited for 25 min to be seated, went to bar to get drinks and told to sit down drinks are ordered at table, whats a bar for?? Food was ok and salmon wasnt cooked fully, We wont be going back, plenty of other places in the mount to choose from.

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1 Thank 924simone
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were directed here by friends, and we were not disappointed! From the outside, you may not think it's great, but it's one of those "unassuming" places that once you taste the food, you know you've made the right choice. The Sword kebab was absolutely amazing - I've never tasted seafood done quite like this. Even though we came at... More 

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Thank J-C_Kaluza
Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We recently celebrated my husbands birthday at Mount Bistro, once again fabulous food and fabulous attention to all the details to make a memorable evening, we'll be back again. Thanks

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Thank Julie C
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We visited Mount Bistro this evening with friends with whom we dine out every couple of months, alternately choosing the restaurant. It was our turn to choose tonight and it was a first visit for all of us, although we'd all thought about it in the past. The evening was faultless from our first greeting at the door, walking past... More 

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Thank ClanWatson
Tauranga, New Zealand
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

It was quite a few years since we had last been to Mount Bistro but we were celebrating a birthday and thought we would go back and see what's changed. We are aware of the awards this restaurant has received regarding the food and our meals were very good although not that big. I can't same the same about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Adams Avenue | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: 075753872

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  • Cuisine: European

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