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Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

143 Moffat Road, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
(07) 576 8800
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Ranked #9 of 209 restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Brisbane
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

A wonderful lunch experience. Great food and great service. A must visit. We had the salmon and eye fillet which were cooked to perfection. A side was a step too far but we somehow found room. A must visit.

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London
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I always have a meal here when in Tauranga. I take my father here and also meet friends that i used to work with in Rotorua. The food is wonderful, service efficient and the staff are extremely helpful with any dietary request. The view on the terrace is magical. i live in the U.K. (30 years) and it is magical... More

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Rangiora
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We splashed (pigged) out on a three course lunch on a cool grey Saturday. There are some lovely recent additions to the menu and I would recommend the venison slider entree and the pork pancakes entree. My steak main was heaven and the accompanying vegetables not only tasty but almost too pretty to eat. The lamb was excellent too. The... More

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Came here for a Sunday lunch. I had venison sliders and duck pasta, my wife had duck wontons and open pulled pork sandwich. The food was beautiful and the service was of a high standard.

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New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I've delayed writing this review because i have been at a loss for words as to how to describe how wonderful our experiance was for our wedding in February. Truely words cannot do Mills Reef justise. Prior to booking Mills Reef for our wedding and ceremony I bumped into several "random' people who I had never met before but who... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

With not enough time to dine and wine taste, we opted for the latter as I was looking to take some wine home to Canada. A lovely tasting with a charming and knowledgeable fellow, I could have sat there for the evening. Can recommend the wine without hesitation and rest assured, it was consumed with gusto - a great souvenir.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been to two wedding receptions at Mills Reef in March and May this year. Great place. Very good food. Great atmosphere. Full marks

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant is in Bethlehem, Tauranga and is an awesome place for brunch, lunch, dinner. Also for weddings, conferences and wine tasting. The staff are great, as is the food and all round service. Very professional. Can't help but enjoy the experience.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The presentation of food and service of this Restaurant is very good. However the building inside is tired looking. They need a good Interior Designer -Alexis Davidson -Johnstone to bring it to life.

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NZ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I've been taking clients here for lunch from time-to-time. Food is delicious & wines are excellent. Grounds are beautiful & I can imagine weddings etc being held here. Service from wait staff is a little amateur so this could use some polishing. In my opinion the best lunch offer in Tauranga for a "nice lunch". Would suit girlie lunches as... More

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