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Amphora On The Strand

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43 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 1616
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

My son and I ate dinner here because it was one of the few places open new years day. My son was craving scallops, and they were by far some of the most delicious scallops I have tried. The sauce was flavorful with just enough spice to make it interesting without overpowering. I ordered the salmon special, and it was... More 

Thank Jennifer C
North Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Went here for a family dinner and we had an early booking. Service was very attentive. They get busy so I recommend booking, although I did watch a few walk ins still get a table out the front. The food was beautifully presented, fresh and tasty. The portions were very large so we didn't get to indulge in dessert although... More 

Thank ejld2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant. Service and food are always so good. This is one of our favourite restaurants in Tauranga. We have been a number of times - and I thought it was about time I wrote something for Trip advisor. Love the food it's always amazing and very generous portions! Thanks Amphora.

Thank Phyllis11364939801
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Arrived and every seat was full, meals were a little slow but expected and well worth the wait. Service was great +++ especially with the amount of tables. Calamari starter was 10 out of 10 and surf and turf was another 10 out of 10. Looking for a great meal? Can't miss with this place!

Thank PaddyKerryBlue
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Six of us had an extremely lovely evening at Amphora last night and an excellent meal. Great menu and lots of choices and also size choices for meals which is good for those with smaller appetites. Quite a wait but to be expected on New Year's Eve as the place was packed out. I had the chicken livers followed by... More 

Thank 190karlynb
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We dined at the restaurant, five of us, although lamb was good the rest of the food was very basic. Pasta was poor with little taste, prawns fresh but nothing special and steak was overdone. I would not return. Although you could bring your own wine.

Thank Karl M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

great if you like great food ,service , location and atmosphere. Good value for money and a fun place to go

Thank davejS9065DK
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

You will not be disappointed! The food was absolutely delicious.Had a surf & turf meal from the specials board, could not fault it. All 7 of us had a great time, great decent sized meals.

Thank Mark S
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

The best veggie meal I've had in a restaurant in a long time. Instead of the usual, one unimaginative veggie option, I had choices and felt that thought and effort had gone into producing a beautiful dish. I opted for filo parcel which was beautifully presented and just delicious. The service was also very good.

Thank jleek544
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

First Visit to the Amphora Restaurant on the Strand in Tauranga, Was very very impressed with the Facilities. The Meals were absolutely Delicious & Plentiful, A great menu to choose from. Great part about Amphora is you can take your own wine with No corkage fee & a full bar selection is available also. Lulu and her Waitresses were always... More 

Thank johndonnelly2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 1616
Amphora embodies all that's great about The Strand in Tauranga.
Outdoor dining in the courtyard looking out over the water, or in the colourful, warm, Italian-inspired interior which is the perfect spot for a long, intimate candlelight dinner for two or a large party of friends having a celebration meal. There is a warm ambiance creating a relaxed atmosphere here - perfect to enjoy a glass or two of wine before dinner and take your time choosing which of the delicious dishes you will order.
The Italian/Mediterranean-inspired food is wholesome and the chefs at Amphora buy in-season from local suppliers, with a focus on freshness and quality of ingredients. We have a good range of gluten free on offer and if you have a special request due to dietary requirements just ask and we will do our best to cater to your requirements.
Amphora On The Strand is family owned and run, with more than 30 years restaurant experience, giving personalised service. Amphora is fully licensed as well as B.Y.O.
If you would like to make a group booking for lunch we will open specially for groups of 10 or more. Call us to help arrange all sorts of celebrations such as birthday parties, work do's or small weddings at Amphora. We will help you celebrate at the restaurant catering to your individual needs, or we can arrange out-catering for your party if you wish, in your own home or venue.

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