Somerset Cottage is rated among the top restaurants in New Zealand, and has scooped a number of awards over the years, such as Cuisine magazine’s ‘Innovation and Excellence’ accolade in September 2004.
Cuisine notes that chef Rick Lowe and Anne Butcher have provided excellent food and service in this location since 1986 (over 25 years). Somerset offers ‘an evolving New Zealand cuisine’ with French, Italian and Asian influences. Legendary Somerset dishes include their own liquorice ice cream (Check their nice website for downloadable menus, information on their cooking school, catering, etc). Located five minutes north of Tauranga. Licensed/BYO. Open lunch Wed-Fri 12 pm-2pm, dinners Mon - Sat from 6pm.
30 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem. (07) 576 6889. www.somersetcottage.co.nz