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All 238 Tauranga Restaurants

Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

143 Moffat Road, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
(07) 576 8800
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Ranked #10 of 238 Restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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Auckland
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229 reviews 229 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I are frequent visitors, often bringing friends with us, and everyone loves it. The setting is amazing, sitting outside in the sun (it is always sunny there?) and the food and wine are exceptional. We dined there twice over Xmas/New Years. The duck sliders were so good. Fish of the day was Mahimahi - I just say... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Both my husband and I love those dishes that we ordered while we had our lunch at Mills Reef recently we visit Tauranga. Definitely will recommend this restaurant to others, nice atmosphere, very good waiters/waitresses, received very good service.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The staff were attentive. A beautiful menu made the choice for me difficult, each of us were impressed with our choice. Well worth a visit, pleasant surroundings, the food was beautifully presented.

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Auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our first time to Mills Reef in the summer - and the chance to sit outside in the Tauranga sun and enjoy excellent food, quick, efficient and friendly service and a very relaxing atmosphere. The Tuna Tartare is amazing and the crispy duck salad and roast chicken breast were both cooked to perfection. The only very slight criticism is the... More 

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Taauranga City
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Previous years were great but this years dinner was delightful and was enjoyed by all. Recommend this venue very suitable and pleasant surroundings. Excellent Chef & Staff. Cheers Richard

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Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Whilst the restaurant has a lovely outlook we were somewhat disappointed in the dining room. We were seated at a plastic looking grey table - which gave a decidedly cheap appearance. Some of the other tables had a white linen service, but others were the grey plastic. The menu was varied and our table of 6 shared the platter which... More 

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Te Puke, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I visited for lunch with my adult son and daughter on my birthday. What a superb setting for an outdoor lunch. We were there for two hours and everything was good. The food and service both lived up to expectation . The gluten free dairy free banoffie pie and the lemon posset were both a 10/10 end to a great... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Definitely definitely definitely give this place a miss- there are so many cafes with fantastic food around town now, which are far superior to Mills Reef. This is really a convention centre masquerading as a restaurant- it lacks atmosphere and refinement. For a restaurant which considers itself 'fine dining' the staff, food and dining room lack finesse. We made a... More 

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

Hello BriiMonster, We apologise for your table being offered both brunch and lunch menus, which caused the regrettable sequence of events that ensued. Mills Reef has never claimed to be a fine dining restaurant nor does it attempt to be; rather we offer a relaxed indoor/outdoor dining experience suitable for the whole family, and with our brunch menu at $12.50... More 

Papamoa, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very enjoyable lunch, nice atmosphere, nice location, great service. They cater well for vegetarians - I chose the spicy roasted pumpkin cake on quinoa and strir fried veg which was delicious, followed by dessert - a GF and sugar-free dark chocolate cheesecake with raspberries which I would highly recommend. The Mills Reef Pinot Gris Reserve went down very well too.... More 

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Address: 143 Moffat Road, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
Phone Number: (07) 576 8800
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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