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Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant

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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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143 Moffat Road | Bethlehem, Tauranga, Tauranga 3140, New Zealand
+64 7-576 8800
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10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Taupo, New Zealand
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82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately Mills Reef will be relocating - maybe not for another 3-4 years or so, but visit whilst you can because it is a beautiful place and lovely setting. We went for wine tasting and then decided to stay for lunch. It was quite busy and we had not booked but a table was no problem. There is a lot... More 

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Thank Adrienne N
Ruakaka, null, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in with Family for lunch. Staff welcoming and food arrived in good time. No issues at all. Everything clean and tidy.

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Thank Warren B
Katikati, New Zealand
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great setting for a casual lunch on a sunny day with open views to the large grounds if you chose to sit on the terrace. Good choice of food and reasonably priced as well as an interesting wine selection from this well known winery. Sadly plans are to close down within a couple of years for re-development of the site...... More 

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Thank JohnPaul1950
MRWinery, Public Relations Manager at Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit at Mills Reef Winery and enjoyed our amazing wines and dining experience. Don't panic - Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant isn't closing down, however we will eventually be moving (think 2019-2020) to a purpose built new venue in the region were you can continue to enjoy our award winning wines and a la... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a lunch stop on the way to Rotorua. Definitely no regrets stopping over! Awesome wines. Awesome food. Great service. During wine tasting, the server let us try that was not on the list but it was part of their "reserve" selection. Photo was our dessert, a coconut rice pudding.. it was one of the best meals we have... More 

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Thank Nancy S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dining room looked lovely. The staff very helpful and the meal delicious. We could really relax with some friends we met there and were not rushed at all.

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Thank Lorna D
Tauranga, New Zealand
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373 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set menu presented with a few choices and essentially one couldn't fault the food or the wine or the service. will definitely go again . Slightly formal so worth getting dressed up a bit

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Thank Nigel B
Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting friends and dropped in for wine and food, we thought the platters looked good and would be quick. We only just finished the platter with great flavours, a bit of spice and wonderful sauces.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for a 60th lunch, after mingling we were seated and the waitress came around promptly. Food was of a very high standard, fresh ingredients and the perfect portion size. It was on the higher end of the scale price wise though. The wine was delicious and the restaurant was nicely presented. We will revisit when we feel... More 

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Thank Hayley A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Love Mills Reef, love their wine and their food is lovely. A great place to relax. prefer to eat outside as inside is more formal. Outside is relaxing

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Thank Rae O
Tauranga, New Zealand
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had a group lunch at a table in the wine tasting room. The lunch menu offered a good selection and the award winning Mills Reef wines are as you'd expect, very appealing. It's a shame this establishment is to go as the land is to be redeveloped. There's something quite unique about Mills Reef not found in any other dining... 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, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?