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The Drawing Room

££ - £££
Contemporary, New Zealand
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107 Maunganui Road | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-575 0096
18:00 - 01:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Found this restaurant by pure chance and am I sure glad I did! Didn't believe Tauranga had places like this to offer but turns out it does. Outstanding, really the only word I can use to explain my evening out. Food, service and atmosphere all top notch couldn't find fault no matter how hard I tried. Only thing would be... More 

1 Thank foodyforfun2015
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Was it our mood or was it the food? Had guests for the weekend and wanted to try somewhere new for all of us. I had heard that the Drawing Room was good but was unprepared for how good. All of us loved the food and the service was excellent even though the restaurant was packed. The meal was not... More 

2 Thank Pat A
Tauranga, New Zealand
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

I've been here several times and every time it blows my mind. From the bluff oysters to the various delicious mains and the 'cheesecake in a jar' - it's awesome! Chef Brent is highly skilled at delighting his customers and the wait staff are friendly and efficient. Great location in the Mount. Very highly recommended.

1 Thank Melanie P
Flintshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

This is fine dining at its best - well in Tauranga at least. Great setting, great food, not bad prices...but great service - you are treated like a superstar! I cant say enough about this restaurant - just try it for yourself you wont be disappointed.

2 Thank Jeremy w
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I had dinner At this restaurant last night. The waitress is really nice so the service and the food?! Outstanding. Love my dinner from the starter to the dessert.

3 Thank SimoAround
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

We went to the Drawing Room last week for our Anniversary dinner. Great menu, very hard to choose but we started with the Chef's/owners recommendation of Tuna Sashimi and lamb racks. Oh yum. My sashimi came with a gin and tonic granita which went so well with it and I think I only got to try my husbands lamb racks... More 

2 Thank Alison D
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Casual dining at its best with very well presented food and a well-chosen wine list of predominantly New Zealand wines.Great Tuna sashimi and coconut prawn entres and the John Dory and venison mains were delicious.

1 Thank Keith1920
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

We very much enjoyed our evening at The Drawing Room. The chef has provided a very approachable menu, with all your favourites but with his own interpretation. The atmosphere & service was great which made out night in the Mount a wonderful evening.

1 Thank MrClayton
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

Just home after a very disappointing meal - we both had the duck and no wonder they served it with steak knives - it was sooo tough!!!! Not worth the money and we certainly wont be going back - cant even rave about the service - very average. Must have picked the wrong night, the wrong meal or just the... More 

Thank pg12927
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

booked in for New Years Eve. Despite being fully booked and people queuing to get in the waitresses and chef delivered a fantastic meal with terrific service. Before the waitress read out the desert menu I had no intention of having another course...trouble is she sold it soooo well...to the detriment of my waistline. I'd highly recomend going to the... More 

1 Thank zeddef

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Contemporary, New Zealand
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Maunganui Road | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-575 0096

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