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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 221 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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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Comfortable outdoor dining area surrounded by immaculate gardens. Efficient service, delicious, nicely presented food & good portion-sizes. Definitely visit the Wine-Tasting room - great selection!

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Mooloolah, Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit The view was beautiful and restaurant food was amazing We stopped in for lunch and some wine sampling Lunch was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The sommelier was extremely helpful in helping us choose the perfect wine

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Newtown, PA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a beautiful place. Our family (two adults, two children) had been driving in a car for 3 hours and were looking for a place for luck. A local recommended this restaurant and what a treat it was. The lunch and meal were excellent and we really enjoyed the wine was well. (our boys especially enjoyed the dessert). Our server... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lovely atmosphere! So nice staff! And the building is outstanding! So beautiful! Eat the best dessert I´ve ever eaten in my hole life!! Still dreaming about it! The staff was preparing for a wedding.....so lovely!.............and u can take your car and then dial a driver after u have had the wine taste paddel...:)

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We attended Mills Reef for a wedding. I was part of the bridal party and treated like a celebrity. Very professional, excellent service and nothing was too much trouble.

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Napier
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We are regulars here for family get togethers and on our fourth visit were disappointed. Now it's was Monday and the weather was bad for fresh fishing but alas not to much to recommend in our diverse range of mains at all. Service adequate and my dinner guests were fantastic.

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Matamata, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch,a family get together.I ordered fish and chips, was processed fish from a packet with a handfull of chips and poor salad. For $26 i expected a lot better, especially with their reputation. A wedding was on at the same time and the staff could not wait to get rid of us . Overall very disappointing, will not... More

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MillsReefWinery, Public Relations Manager at Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Here at Mills Reef we appreciate all the feedback we receive. In response to your feedback we feel the need to clarify that we only use fresh fish that is delivered daily here at Mills Reef, and we serve hand cut chips that are prepared in our kitchen. Admittedly, there was some confusion at the time, as the restaurant was... More

Brisbane
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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