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All 235 Tauranga Restaurants

Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

143 Moffat Road, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
(07) 576 8800
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Ranked #13 of 235 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
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We attended a wedding here in November. The venue is great with expansive well groomed grounds. The service was excellent with such a large group to cater for. Our meals were delicious and beautifully presented. A perfect setting for a wedding,and very friendly staff, made it a truly memorable day.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you want to go somewhere special for a meal, this is the place, lovely setting, lovely food (rather expensive tho) and you look out to the surrounding area. They have great concerts held here.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went there for lunch and winery visit on a quick stop in Tauranga. What a great place. The locale is beautiful, with gardens and vistas to make you feel transported to another world. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Service is top-knotch. The food was very good. I can remember what we ate, since it was... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This was a big function and Mills Reef swallowed it all up with ease. Food was excellent (buffet) and really well organised and there was still room for live band and space for dancing.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Mills reef used to be fantastic but that was some time ago. I went again recently and I find the place soulless. There is no atmosphere at all. The food is very average. In my wide range of friends I don't know anyone who comes here. It's such a shame as it could be great. Summer lunches outside can be... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. Mills Reef prides itself on delivering a warm relaxing and pleasurable visit experience, to which we receive many positive comments and favourable feedback as testament, particularly in regard to the food, service and atmosphere. Hence it is with disappointment that we learn this was not achieved by us on the occasion of your visit. Should... More 

Tauranga
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's an upmarket eatery. The food is kept a certain standard so is the place which is always reliable. Have been there for conferences, weddings and dinners. Nice service and location.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a great day lovely food friendly staff, and exquisite wine selection. Highly recommend. The place is very well situated and has a lovely outlook. We have been there a number of times, either as a couple or with friends and family and have never been disappointed yet long may that continue.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

amazing wine & food accompanied by fantastic service and atmosphere. price reflects what you get when you dine at mills reef... perfection! Mills reef is the best restaurant ive ever been to.

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Additional Information about Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

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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