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Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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143 Moffat Road | Bethlehem, Tauranga, Tauranga 3140, New Zealand
+64 7-576 8800
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Napier, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Mills Reef for a Wedding Breakfast. The award winning 150 seat restaurant provides a wonderful ambience for a-la-carte dining, weddings, functions and conferences. The winery is located on 20 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in a semi-rural setting, just 5 minutes drive from Tauranga's CBD. The complex boasts full winemaking and bottling facilities, two underground barrel cellars,... More 

1 Thank brian194561
Warrington, United Kingdom
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444 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love going here for a special occasion and enjoyed a New Year's Eve lunch this time around. The food is always lovely, though the service on this occasion was lacking, quite slow and not very knowledgable on the menu - which is disappointing when you consider the cost

Thank JetSetterJim
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We headed here with a family group for a relaxed lunch. The food was great, with good choices for the children. I shared the lunch platter and it was delicious, with lots of great food. We did a wine tasting at the cellar while we waited for our food, then ordered the wine we liked to accompany our lunch. The... More 

Thank Lynn H
Tauranga, New Zealand
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been here a few times and always order the platter for two people. Lovely venue, sitting outside in the sun having lunch. Staff are friendly.

Thank joanneZ9840RC
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very relaxing summer afternoon with yummy food, serene views and refreshing wines. Try the wine paddle. 4 tastings of either whites, reds or a mix for $16. The pulled pork balls were yummy. The crab and corn risotto was delicious. Bonofee pie is worth sharing to finish the meal. Service was friendly and gave good wine choice advice. Definitely recommend.

1 Thank shellsyy4u
Rotorua, New Zealand
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm summers day, sampled the Mills Reef wines before lunch. Sat at a sheltered outdoor table, interesting menu and generous servings. Friendly and attentive wait staff managed a full lunch restaurant well. Can certainly recommend the pork balls, chicken curry, market fish on quinoa salad and great chips with mirin aioli. Couldn't fit in dessert.

1 Thank thermaljean
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the service was second to none the food was just unbelievable full of flavour and the selection was perfect The wine was devine all on a clear sunny day WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR a truly fantastic experience

1 Thank Gjn347
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been to Mills Reef on my first visit to New Zealand 11 years ago. We had a very grown up dinner which was superb with delicious food and wine for four. Due to the exchange rate back then it was astonishing value for money. I've since been back for a wine tasting which was excellent but never got... More 

1 Thank Sue N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After carefully planning my girlfriends 30th birthday, we booked for a tasting here as we knew that it was a busy time of year. Upon arrival we were told that the booking wasn't needed although they had phoned and emailed us twice to confirm the reservation 👌🏽 When we arrived we order some food as we were quite hungry, the... More 

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place. A group of us went there for a xmas get together for lunch and boy I was really ed. Lovely setting, great staff and service and the food was divine. I had the ginger meat balls for entrée and the lamb for the main and they were just beautiful. We spoilt ourselves and had a desert... More 

1 Thank Malcolm M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, 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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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: +64 7-576 8800

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