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Nautilus Restaurant

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50b Cross Road | Sulphur Point, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-577 1937
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous is the way to describe the buffet on offer, with over 40 dishes to choose from.It is the best buffet meal and an excellent price at $16.00 for seniors for lunch. The staff are also very attentive but not over-powering. The location of the restaurant is right by the inner Tauranga harbour, and there is plenty of parking with... More 

Thank Neville W
Tauranga, New Zealand
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Saw an ad in the local paper for Nautilus with the birthday person dining free, so we booked for a lunch the next day. It was $19 per adult, they had a great range of food for lunch & thought it great value for money. Will definitely be back.

Thank Blackwolf944
Whangarei, New Zealand
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked out the Nautilus online for a birthday visit. Look and sounded very good. Arrived to find the restaurant almost empty. We were greeted pleasantly and shown to a table next to other diners although there were plenty of empty tables. Hot meals were all from a Chinese buffet ( which hadn't been mentioned on the website) with the addition... More 

Thank Jan G
Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, atmosphere and general ambience was fantastic. Would definitely return. Money well spent. A large variety of food to select from and a view to die for. Well done Nautilus. See you soon.

Thank Joy T
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well my partner is an avid fan of GroupOn and as we were visiting a new locality,Tauranga. She had made prior arrangements with a GroupOn coupon for the Nautilus Restaurant. On our first day in Tauranga we decided to use our coupon for breakfast at Nautalus We couldn't believe the land that is taken up by the port of Tauranga... More 

Thank Granger23
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Hubby and myself have now been to the Nautilus 4 times every time we glue had superb service with staff and amazingly wonderful tasting food. I believe the chef has taken the TASTE & FLAVORS of food beyond perfection. We are going again Tuesday for dinner again. Breakfast, lunch or dinner? Love them all. When you want somewhere that has... More 

Thank Pam R
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had to wait for more than an hour for our meal, our son had to wait for an extra 15mns after ours! Food was good but the vegetarian option was expensive for what it was. Not too impressed overall. Shame as the location is beautiful!

Thank 437ludi
Vernon, Canada
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We heard about Nautilus from a friend and had to wind into Sulphur Point to find it. But it has a great menu, the view of the harbour is good and you can sit outside if you wish. The calamai is excellent. Just a very light crumb and so tender. The seafood chowder was excellent too. And you have the... More 

Thank Linda829
Tauranga, New Zealand
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lovely ambience with indoor and outdoor seating. A bonus is a children's playground so it makes a peaceful meal as children can amuse themselves. Food is delicious and presented well. Only downside the meals took a long time to be served and the restaurant wasn't very busy

Thank Norma M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Very disappointed with the chef My husband has unusual strict unusual dietary needs which we explained to the waiter and we asked for beer battered Fish with the chips and he said yes but needed to check with the chef. The waiter came back looking very embarrassed and said ‘the chef won’t cook it – the lunch menu is finished’.... More 

Thank anna737

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50b Cross Road | Sulphur Point, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-577 1937
Nautilus Restaurant is a quality cafe , bar,Restaurant and also wedding venue situated right on the edge of Tauranga Harbour, with views overlooking the iconic Mount Maunganui.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?