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Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

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143 Moffat Road | Bethlehem, Tauranga, Tauranga 3140, New Zealand
+64 7-576 8800
10:00 - 00:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come here for a brunch during our January holiday. The relaxed outdoor atmosphere and beautiful food/service is also great value. Don't miss this.

Thank Happytravellers103
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited here for lunch. Staff were pleasant and professional. Menus and drinks were delivered in good time and the only negative was the very worn look of the menus which were crumpled and marked - these could do with an urgent reprint on perhaps a more robust paper or card. Our duck Asian salads were delicious, with well-cooked... More 

Thank Parnellian
Tauranga, New Zealand
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the third time we have attended friend's birthday celebrations at Mills Reef and once again we were not impressed. The service was reasonably good but the main course (dinner) left a lot to be desired. My husband and I both only ordered the same main course - "Land and Sea" (fillet steak and oysters). The fillet steak was... More 

Thank Robyn H
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My partner and I visited for Lunch on a weekday with a reservation. We had to sit inside due to the weather. The decor is quite old fashioned and the tables had a plastic top without a tablecloth (they looked like outside tables). There were only 2 waiters for the entire restaurant which made service slow and each time they... More 

1 Thank hexe2910
Hamilton, New Zealand
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect dish shared for a light lunch, excellent service fantastic viewand the added extra of wine tasting. Desserts were amazing also. Both at the restaurant and the tasting room good experiences with knowledgeable staff interested on wine.

Thank KiwiJo2016
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Tasted some wine, had a delicious lunch. Would highly recommend. Staff very friendly and a relaxing environment.

Thank 274kelly
Tauranga, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal and with a great selection on the menu of food and wines.Beautiful location shame it's only open in the evenings sometimes.

Thank Kim C
Waihi, New Zealand
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Pre-booked and sat at an outside table.Lovely view. Waiter was attentive but my only big complaint of the day is that my fish(terakahi)was overcooked and so as a result was DRY to eat. :( Chips and harissa mayonnaise were lovely and salad was fine

Thank cowfarmer350
Tauranga, New Zealand
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188 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A group lunch as pre Xmas break up was booked. We were told we had to come at 11.30 as it was going to be busy. We arrived on time and waited ages for menus and water. When we finally gave our order we were told there was only 3 bits of snapper and if someone else wanted fish they... More 

1 Thank Lyn W
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Can't fault this place. Amazing service from a wonderful American waitress - she went above and beyond to ensure we had enough shade from the sun and kept the wine coming! Beautifully presented food that was super tasty. Lovely for group bookings and they offer free tastings which is a bonus!

Thank Mel P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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: +64 7-576 8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?