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“Beautiful food and impeccable service”

Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 380 Restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful food and impeccable service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

A wonderful experience for a friend's birthday - the food was absolutely superb, and the service was stellar. In New Zealand, even when there are only two of you dining, the most common question from wait staff is "Who ordered the ....?" Having worked on several cruise ships, this is one of my pet hates. It's not that hard to write down who ordered what!!! And at Mills Reef, one person took the order while another brought the food out - and they still knew where it went. Ahhhhh - wait staff with the brains to write M and F next to the orders :) Also very reasonably priced for the level of dining you experience - $106 for one entree, two mains, two desserts, two alcoholic drinks, and a coffee.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Upmarket, clean modern facility with great service and lovely wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I brought a group here just recently who commened on how well they were looked after, the lovely grounds and the superb wines. The wine tasting opportunity gave them a chance to sample wines they would not normally purchase and have actually opened up their attitude towards different wines.

Visited January 2013
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Thank The_TourCo
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sister in law's 'shout'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

we arrived slightly early for our dinner reservation, were showed to a lounge/waiting area , were given complimentary vintage bubbly while we waited for the table to be available, cleaned and set. Great menu choices, gf options, vegan options, vegetarian options . fabulous service, fabulous location.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Julie G
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great wines, beautiful view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Really enjoyed their wines and hospitality. A little bit of a drive but worth it. Be sure to enjoy any of their special wines they may have open that day. Their Cabernets are quite special.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Valerie C
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MillsReefWinery, Public Relations Manager at Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your time with us! Always nice to get positive feedback from happy people! Thanks.
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Awesome place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

We have been here many times, for birthdays , Christmas holidays, service has been consistently of a high standard every time , nothing is to much trouble. Food is exceptional , value for money very classy and wine exceptional , they even cater for children . Each time gets better, don't delay you won't be disappointed . Waiting staff very funny friendly and outstanding:)

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MillsReefWinery, Public Relations Manager at Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Brilliant! Thanks for taking the time to write about your experiences with us. So pleased that we continually meet your expecations. Hope to see you again soon in the future!
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