This award-winning winery and restaurant occupies a striking art deco building set in an elegant garden. The 150-seat a la carte restaurant is known for light meals and is described as ‘Pacific-rim-antipodean-style,’ featuring the best of local produce.
Mains range from $25 to $35, and there is a good choice of gluten-free dishes. The menu recommends a good Mills Reef wine to match each dish. Mills Reef has won barrels-full of medals, including gold for its acclaimed Mills Reef Elspeth Merlot. It’s one of finest food-wine-music-venues around, and located minutes from Tauranga in Moffat Road, Bethlehem. Licensed of course, and open daily 9am—5pm (The tasting room opens daily 10am—5pm.)
143 Moffat Road, Bethlehem. (07) 576 8800. www.millsreef.co.nz