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Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Pacific Rim
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143 Moffat Road | Bethlehem, Tauranga, Tauranga 3140, New Zealand
(07) 576 8800
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Ballarat, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

A wet and rainy day did not detract from our visit to Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant Tauranga, nor did the fact they had a function in the normal dining room during our lunch. Although parking was limited. The temporary/secondary dining room for lunch was quiet, comfortable, roomy and quite pleasant. The service was excellent, no excessive waiting for meals... More 

1 Thank ballarattraveller309
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90 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with friends and weren't disappointed. All our mains were served quickly and were delicious as well as looking beautiful. Dessert selection was awesome and all were delicious.

1 Thank KeriAuckland
Holmrook, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

While we are in New Zealand we live about 15 minutes drive from Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant. A place we love to go to treat ourselves. They sell their gift vouchers on line, so my brother in England was able to order one on line and have it sent direct to us. The food is always terrific, the place... More 

Thank Sylvia C
Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A group of ladies from work came out for lunch on Friday, after our numbers dropping significantly we were allowed to order from the normal lunch menu. Most of the table got some version of fish. The ladies who ordered the tuna loved it. I myself had the fish and chips and the fish was gorgeous and fresh I followed... More 

1 Thank Kim S
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Well - came here for lunch after my parents had been a few weeks before. What a difference experience. Meals were average at best. My mother ordered the prawn salad - only 6 small prawns. 1 ordered the pan fried cashew cheese - was actually tofu. Very different to what I was expecting considering I had asked about the dish... More 

Thank Neobarbie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Had a wonderful lunch here, great ambience, good food, super atmosphere. Service is excellent also. The environment is classy and elegant, a great place to go if you want something more up-market than the usual offerings in the city or at the Mount. They have their joys of course, but the location of Mills Reef makes this place special.

Thank Kate C
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

had dinner here with my girlfriend. service was good and there was a nice ambiance however found was underwhelming. very pricey for the quality we received.

Thank Tom L

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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, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: (07) 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?