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Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

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143 Moffat Road | Bethlehem, Tauranga, Tauranga 3140, New Zealand
(07) 576 8800
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Busy 70th Birthday

Had a stunning lunch outside yesterday. The restaurant was almost bursting at the seams when a bus-load of Danish tourists arrived to dine. The staff met this challenge with smiles and the meals, pre-ordered, came out very quickly. The five of us each enjoyed our meals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Maroro69
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had a stunning lunch outside yesterday. The restaurant was almost bursting at the seams when a bus-load of Danish tourists arrived to dine. The staff met this challenge with smiles and the meals, pre-ordered, came out very quickly. The five of us each enjoyed our meals.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed an al fresco lunch here overlooking the perfectly manicured grounds. The pan fried snapper with mango, avocado and vegetables was first class - fresh, well cooked and well presented With two accompaniments and a glass of sauvignon blanc each the bill was less than $100 NZ which was reasonable. Service spot on too. Highly recommended.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went for lunch just before Christmas and it was wonderful. We did some wine tastings before being seated and the waitress was fantastic. She was attentive without being overbearing, the food arrived quickly and tasted great. I even had a dessert (which I never do) because they had so many options for gluten/dairy free people! Beautiful outdoor seating and... More 

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Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were looking for a great meal with great service, found the menu fine but food was slow arriving and service ordinary. The food itself whist quite well cook and presented lack the flair we had been expecting from a fine dining establishment. In the end I felt let down

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Mills Reef meals are always great, I especially like their seafood.. The elevated position of the Restaurant gives lovely views out over the countryside. Their outdoor dining is great no matter which direction the wind is coming from, there is always a sunny spot.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Went for my wife's birthday lunch. Service was very good. Good range of food on the menu. The fish and chips were very good as was the trifle desert. 3 vegan sugar free deserts to choose from. Would go back.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Set around beautiful gardens the winery has a wonderful restaurant for you to enjoy a high class meal after tasting some of their award winning wines. We have eaten both inside and out and the food has always been very good and tasty. The last meal I had was really great and we were a party of about 14 people.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We sat at an outdoor table on a glorious summer's day with fabulous views. The food quality certainly lived up to the prices, and the banoffi pie far exceeded my expectations. I would go back based on the banoffi pie alone. Unfortunately our waitress seemed to be temporary summer staff as she knew nothing about the menu, the ingredients, or... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nice relaxing surroundings and very friendly staff. The food was superb and the choice of wine excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My wife and I took my mother here for a bit of a treat and it was brilliant! The food was some of the best I have had, fresh and tasty and so reasonable. I would rate this in the top 5 lunches I have ever had, I can't wait to go back! The service was faultless as well which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Moffat Road | Bethlehem, Tauranga, Tauranga 3140, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: (07) 576 8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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