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Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

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Pacific Rim
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143 Moffat Road | Bethlehem, Tauranga, Tauranga 3140, New Zealand
(07) 576 8800
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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Tasting visit

We stopped by late on a Monday afternoon for a tasting. We were the only visitors ands wen era warmly welcomed. Hostess was knowledgeable and friendly and provided a number of tastings. The setting is beautiful and we would like to revisit when there was more activity around us. Lovely place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Gill H
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Melbourne
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped by late on a Monday afternoon for a tasting. We were the only visitors ands wen era warmly welcomed. Hostess was knowledgeable and friendly and provided a number of tastings. The setting is beautiful and we would like to revisit when there was more activity around us. Lovely place to stop and enjoy.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were part of a family gathering which has become a bit of a yearly ritual which gives an indication of the quality we've come to expect from Mills Reef Winery and Restaurant. As usual the food was excellent, cooked to perfection and delicious. The wait staff were super helpful and friendly.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stunning setting on the terrace on a warnm summer day. The service is impeccable and friendly. Food great and wine spectacular....as you would imagine.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We are a family of three girls, aged in our 70s and 80s! Not often we get together these days but this year we made it. The restaurant was perfect in terms of parking and access as one sister has mobility issues. Food was good..my chicken so tender and flavorsome, but the green pawpaw salad lacked freshness and crunch. One... More 

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Tauranga
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This winery is amazing they have got awesome food and amazing views I recommend the pancakes and I recommend coming here

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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

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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142 reviews 142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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