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Somerset Cottage

30 Bethlehem Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-576 6889
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“duck” (20 reviews)
“pate” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
30 Bethlehem Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were disappointed with the service tonight. The food was excellent as always but we all felt unwelcome, and the staff treated us poorly. We asked to have the music turned down slightly, to enable discussion, this request was met with a solid no, from...More

Thank Lucas2NZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a business dinner on a quiet Monday night and all enjoyed our meals. I found the owners delightful and really friendly and helpful - they added to the evening. I had the prawn entree which was ok but wish I had...More

Thank Tracey-Lee S
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We have been to this restaurant on several occasions. Our last visit confirmed that the owner waitress is unfriendly and almost surly. The food is average and very little is served with an expensive price tag. The building is very dated and in need of...More

Thank travelbunny5
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

I have never felt the need to write a review until now...what a truly abysmal dining experience. The place was cold, the wine was warm, the food was dry and over seasoned to try and give it some taste, the staff were disinterested and unprofessional....More

2  Thank Julie C
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The stunning food that is served is unfortunately overshadowed by the poor customer service. Before we even sat down we were rudely greeted by the owner of the restaurant demanding us to shut the door, even though our group was still exiting the taxi. Apart...More

Thank Slade H
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We love this place . Anne and her husband must surely run the best restaurant in BOP and would be right up there nationally. Premises are superb, food just perfect and the service brilliant. Anne’s attention to detail compliments the whole experience. We have been...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I've dined here a number of times, I usually have the same thing because I just can't go past the duck. It's delicious. And there's always a desert dilemma so usually we will get one each and share. Good wine selection, service is wonderful.

Thank MelD65
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Went here for an elderly family members special birthday..Nice old sandstone cottage with old fashioned high quality table settings - but lighting was poor ..difficult to see meals - meals were average - extremely small helpings of vegetables. service was excellent..I just didn't think it...More

Thank Dia N
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We went here for my sisters birthday, we have been going there for years on and off. We thought we might be a bit loud so they put us in an area that we won't annoy anyone. The food was delicious and service fantastic. I...More

Thank HilsNZ
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We enjoyed an excellent meal accompanied by a good wine selection and supported by good staff and service. This would be amongst the top restaurants in the Western Bay of Plenty.

Thank 1945Alan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Bethlehem Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-576 6889
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