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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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Singapore, Singapore
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180 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Remember to book in advance. The ambience is nice but not that of a vineyard restaurant since there is no actual vines there (their grapes are from hawke's bay). The platter for two is good for Lunch and pair it with white wines. It was average food , nothing too complicated to cook them since they are mostly cold plates.... More 

Thank Chocochu
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and shared the platter. The platter come out very promptly and even before our drinks. The platter itself had a few selections on the plate however they did not seem to compliment each other. Lots of hot spicy dips with nothing to tone it down with. The bri cheese was lovely but not enough of... More 

Thank Ebony A
Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outdoor setup is pretty. Make sure you go on a sunny day! Food is ok 4/5 as its a little too pricy. Deserts are sublime!

Thank Dana B
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful location for a special lunch. Have been here many times in the past and always the same high standard of food and service. Get in fast before it's gone.

Thank Alsrambles
Tauranga, NZ
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place to enjoy lunch, dinner or simply try some wines from the cellar. The tranquil inner city setting and good quality cuisine make this a venue where you will walk away happy to have settled the account. Staff are friendly, service is good and all in all an enjoyable experience each time we go.

Thank Manarola
Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have now been twice for birthday celebrations. Beautiful outdoor tables, great food, though feel the list of dishes on offer could be lengthened. Delightful wait staff. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Very willing to adapt dishes to suit. Would heartily recommend.

Thank Carol C
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful surroundings & QUALITY food! 2 of us ordered the quinoa salad individually adding chicken & fish YUM & 1 ordered salmon salad all of them had lots of flavour in every mouthful! Friendly staff & attentive!

Thank niknaks69
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined at Mills Reef twice for dinner and twice for lunch. Enjoyed each occasion very much, especially lunch in the courtyard on beautiful sunny days. The staff are always friendly and attentive. The crispy half-duck is scrumptious but the serving seemed smaller at last visit. Hope this is not a trend!

Thank barrynesdale
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch with friends and had a wonderful time. We did a wine tasting first, which was very nice, it was lovely to be able to try the wines first to decide what to have with lunch. The food was very good, very tasty. I had the duck and the portion size was excellent, and it was cooked... More 

Thank Louise R
Napier, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went to Mills Reef for a Wedding Breakfast. The award winning 150 seat restaurant provides a wonderful ambience for a-la-carte dining, weddings, functions and conferences. The winery is located on 20 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in a semi-rural setting, just 5 minutes drive from Tauranga's CBD. The complex boasts full winemaking and bottling facilities, two underground barrel cellars,... More 

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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, Breakfast, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
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?