What people are saying about Mills Reef

  • "Visited for lunch. Beautiful food and excellent choices of wine making the experience very, very enjoyable. Attentive and friendly staff. Good menu, recommend the liver and porcini paté for entree, rich but not too heavy. The scallops with artichoke risotto were beautiful and made me want more. Good wine menu as would be expected at a winery! Visiting the tasting room added a lovely finishing touch to the whole experience.
    Not our first visit and certainly won't be the last!" Jan A


  • "Loved our luncheon - good weather enabled us to eat outdoors. Service good, food fabulous. For entree we had liver & porcini pate with walnut crostini - delicious. Mains were double baked goat cheese with a wonderful salad; my husband had crab & prawn cakes, again with salad. Then a decadent chocolate tart with chocolate mousse. Mills Reef reserve Pinot Gris was a perfect accompliment. Will definitely return." Sarola


  • "We arrived slightly early for our dinner reservation, were showed to a lounge/waiting area, were given complimentary vintage bubbly while we waited for the table to be available, cleaned and set. Great menu choices, gf options, vegan options, vegetarian options. Fabulous service, fabulous location." Julie G


  • "We have been here many times, for birthdays, Christmas holidays, service has been consistently of a high standard every time, nothing is too much trouble. Food is exceptional, value for money very classy and wine exceptional, they even cater for children. Each time gets better, don't delay you won't be disappointed. Waiting staff very friendly and outstanding." Paddington


  • "We use this restaurant for all our family special occasions. We have never been let down by the presentation of excellent food or the attention of professional staff." Elkay


  • "Mills Reef offers some of the best reds in NZ. In particular their Merlot Malbec and Elspeth Syrah. The restaurant is a showcase for their fine wine and one of the best places to eat in Tauranga." Leslie J


  • "Great food and attentive hosts. We went on a cold evening at the beginning of winter and all enjoyed our food and wine." Karen G


  • "The food was delish, the service impeccable and wine lovely. Gorgeous setting just outside of Tauranga. Love the giant table they have in the garden which could easily seat 50 people. Sat outside which was lovely. Would like to return for a wine tasting or dinner." Sten H


  • "Excellent choice of food and wines to enhance their flavours. Great to sit outside in the glorious Bay or Plenty sunshine, eat beautiful food, drink scrumptious wines with friends or as a couple, listening to local musicians on a Sunday afternoon. Lovely setting inside too for those romantics." Sue

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