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Somerset Cottage

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30 Bethlehem Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-576 6889
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right from the greeting at the doorway we felt welcomed like a guest for the evening. Ordering was unhurried, as was the entire evening, which ambled along at a relaxed pace. We felt like we could have remained for hours if we wanted. And the food, beautiful as always! This is the best place in Tauranga for celebrating those special... More 

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Thank Marie R
Tauranga
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some years ago we ate at Somerset Cottage and were underwhelmed by the experience. Decided it was time to give it another go as it is clearly a very popular choice. We booked well ahead but perhaps we should have booked even further in advance in order to secure a table in the main part of the restaurant. As it... More 

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Thank Bglbudi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Somerset Cottage on Saturday night. Had a nice table for two and wait staff were very good. We selected our entrees - chicken livers and pate and both were delicious, especially the chicken livers. For mains we had fish and a steak, both again were delicious. A nice bottle of Cianti topped it off nicely. Prices quite... More 

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Thank 190karlynb
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was of an exceptional standard along with an intimate setting. Definitely a place we will visit on special occasions

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Thank Marcus B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant because we had a gift voucher, I was skeptical on reading the menu on line, I have always been a salad and fries with my meal kind of gal, but wow, omg was I wrong. Everything we ordered was so beautifully presented and tasted sooooo wonderful. The atmosphere was gorgeous, decor crisp and clean and... More 

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Thank Christine H
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178 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had racked up some brownie points with the better half and she decided to treat me and has always wanted to dine at Somerset cottage , a restaurant we have been meaning to visit for years - why did we wait so long. We greeted by the owner - who showed us our seats - and were promptly attended by... More 

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Thank mccdzyne
Tauranga
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding as always. A pleasure taking clients here as the atmosphere and food match our companies values - always exceed expectations.

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Thank Simon A
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Any establishment that has me not only eating chicken livers, but enjoying them deserves 5 stars! It's a little pricey but the food is outstanding. I devoured pork buns, duck and homemade licorice ice cream all of them lovely. The chicken livers were from my husbands starter (offered, not stolen!). The ambience is fairly good although the lights were a... More 

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Thank SandQ
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Fantastic menu, amazing staff, good location for parking & delicious vegetarian selection. Definitely superb dining

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Thank Terryheath2014
Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I had been looking forward to dining here but was disappointed, the menu needs reviewing, not a salad on the menu, and too bad if you are vegan or vegetarian you would be forced to leave as the menu does not cater to you. Best thing about lunch was the wonderful company I enjoyed and shared. I certainly do not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?