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Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Wine Bar, Pacific Rim
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143 Moffat Road | Bethlehem, Tauranga, Tauranga 3140, New Zealand
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never been wine tasting before and it was a fantastic experience. Drew was the most lovely host who is passionate and knowledgeable about the wines. He was great with me as a " beginner" and answered every question with a generosity of time. I would highly recommend visiting here. There was no patronising or feeling awkward at my... More 

Thank LaMash
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149 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here. I had the chicken curry, that was cooked to perfection, not overly spicy, so if you like a bit of heat in your curry, I would ask for it. My companion had the fish , chips & salad, that she also enjoyed immensely, We started with a glass of the sparkling rosie, which was... More 

Thank hokimai
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and friendly staff members. Have only been here for a light lunch but it was an enjoyable experience.

Thank Hiraina_T
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the most delicious lunch and wine tasting here today. I had heard many positive comments about Mills Reef and now I can see why. Very attentive and friendly staff with an eye for detail. They wouldn't charge us for our coffees as they felt they took a little to long to serve them (and yet we didn't think... More 

2 Thank loladog2016
Launceston, Australia
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390 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is always exceptional, although this time the service wasn't quite as good as usual. The restaurant wasn't busy. Twice we had to wave our hands to get attention for a wine refill. The cheeses were excellent.

Thank Ranipuss
Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an enjoyable hour tasting the wine. Why not? That is what they produce after all. We didn't go to the restaurant so cannot comment on that. It was a quiet period of a quiet day so we had the service all to ourselves. We were provided with a full description of the wines, and the differences between the... More 

2 Thank 367john
dewildkiwi2015, Public Relations Manager at Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed your wine tasting at our cellar recently. Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant will still be here on this site for a number of years yet with plans to relocate both to new sites. We trust you'll continue to enjoy our wines and look forward to your returning in years to come. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our annual visit to Mills Reef - and once again it didn't disappoint. Everything was perfect, from the setting to the food, wine and service. It is an interesting menu with some great food. Wine prices are very reasonable of course.

1 Thank KiwiTraveller43
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here on our last Tiki tour when travelling to Tauranga. We did a small (free) wine tasting. Their wine was very enjoyable and the staff were friendly and helpful. There's a restaurant there but we didn't eat. The setting is lovely.

Thank MountainsHelen
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We attended a wedding reception here, and had an amazing time. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic, without being obvious.

Thank dshirer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The standard of wine and food is extremely high. The menu is extensive and caters to different dietary needs. The dessert menu provides a great selection of gluten, dairy & sugar free desserts which are unbelievably good. The setting is beautiful with indoor and outdoor dining available. A must try when in Tauranga!

Thank BethK-Tauranga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Wine Bar, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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: 6475768800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?