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Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

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143 Moffat Road | Bethlehem, Tauranga, Tauranga 3140, New Zealand
(07) 576 8800
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Beautiful food, setting and amazing staff

Love this place!. We ate outside with kids and they were able to run around and explore the large gardens and fields without being a nuisance. The staff were even happy to go find them to take them a drink !! Kids menu is great, huge & value for $. Adult menu was a beautifull presentation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Kdowrick
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Te Puke
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Usually a top notch restaurant we booked for the special Mothers Day dinner but oh my what a disappointment. Having made a booking we expected to be seated on arrival. The reception desk was unattended. Finally we asked a passing waiter to show us to the table. Worse. What we took for waiting diners were in fact people in the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Love this place!. We ate outside with kids and they were able to run around and explore the large gardens and fields without being a nuisance. The staff were even happy to go find them to take them a drink !! Kids menu is great, huge & value for $. Adult menu was a beautifull presentation without compromise on quality... More 

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Tauranga
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have had the pleasure of attending several events at this restaurant & I have never been disappointed with the service, setting, food or ambience of this wonderful spot. Parking is also a breeze which is a big plus for Tauranga.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The lunch we had was first class. Service and setting beautiful. Thank you mills reef. The four of us looked like drowned rats as we had been to the hot springs and it was pouring down. The staff made us feel very welcome

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Excellent, well priced menu. Have dined here several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed with a meal. Its especially pleasant to sit outside, and enjoy the view of the building and surrounding grounds. The wine list is excellent value for money - it is possible to buy a very nice bottle of wine to accompany... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A large group of family went along for lunch having loved our last visit so much. The food was again great, but they were very busy so the service was on the slow side.

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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Called by mid afternoon after golf. I've seen the sign to here many times over the years but never called by. The setup is impressive and on a great sunny day stunning. The food we had was also very good. Took the wine tasting after lunch and the wines are also great. We'd had a bottle of the Syrah at... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Mills Reef Restaurant is getting too popular for our liking. It is difficult to get into when one does not have a reservation. We had a reservation and even so, we were shown 2 different tables. The restaurant puts tables wherever is space. Some rooms are too busy with people. We chose to sit in the winery or tasting room,... More 

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Melbourne
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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