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Amphora On The Strand

43 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 1616
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“crusty bread” (2 reviews)
“surf and turf” (3 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Needed a steak and found what we wanted a nice surf and turf Scotch fillet [300g] Asked for medium and medium rare but infact came more like medium rare and rare... but delicious . Several scallops and a couple of prawns . Good potato dish....More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambiance was lovely outside the restaurant. Had scallops as entree, served in a beautiful cream sauce that was full of flavor, the scallops themselves were big and juicy and tasted perfectly fresh... cooked just right. Had the duck with orange anglaise... the meat was...More

Thank frogface86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good reasonably priced food. A busy restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. Very good service and just the right time frames. I would recommend the lamb shank! but all the food was great.

Thank karenZ5319TF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the duck which had different textures and tasted wonderful. Everyone was pleased with their food in our group. The only complaint was with the icecream desserts which tasted low grade and were a bit crystallized. Didn't make five stars because the service was...More

Thank Libby B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent little place a little further up the strand. Great selection of dishes, awesome service. Nice selection of wine too.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food at reasonable prices and top shelf service. Location is great as it’s just a bit further down the Strand so it’s a bit quieter with the same nice outlook.

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend celebrated a milestone birthday and organised a large group of about 25 family & friends to have a set-menu dinner at Amphora. Since they do allow BYO the birthday hosts provided bubbles for the guests. The set-menu options were superb, except a bit...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a charming little spot on the strand in Tauranga The servings were large and the service was excellent

Thank Voi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A set 3 course menu for Xmas Day,no prep & no dishes so we only had to relax and enjoy... Great service & atmosphere with a xmas cracker for that must have gift? Glad we booked a table,i hope they do this promo again. We'll...More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 2 December 2017

arrived early which was good as they became very busy soon after we arrived, I had the chicken and avocado and my husband had the salmon, we were very impressed not just the look of the meals but the taste! the salmon was perfection, I...More

Thank Rosemariie F
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Nicole H
22 September 2016|
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No, they open at about 5-5:30 in the evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 1616
  • E-mail
Amphora embodies all that's great about The Strand in Tauranga. Outdoor dining in the courtyard looking out over the water, or in the colourful, warm, Italian-inspired interior which is the perfect spot for a long, intimate candlelight dinner for two or a large party of friends having a celebration meal. There is a warm ambiance creating a relaxed atmosphere here - perfect to enjoy a glass or two of wine before dinner and take your time choosing which of the delicious dishes you will order. The Italian/Mediterranean-inspired food is wholesome and the chefs at Amphora buy in-season from local suppliers, with a focus on freshness and quality of ingredients. We have a good range of gluten free on offer and if you have a special request due to dietary requirements just ask and we will do our best to cater to your requirements. Amphora On The Strand is family owned and run, with more than 30 years restaurant experience, giving personalised service. Amphora is fully licensed as well as B.Y.O. If you would like to make a group booking for lunch we will open specially for groups of 10 or more. Call us to help arrange all sorts of celebrations such as birthday parties, work do's or small weddings at Amphora. We will help you celebrate at the restaurant catering to your individual needs, or we can arrange out-catering for your party if you wish, in your own home or venue.
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