The Coastal Bay of Plenty knows how to do delicious. Our sunny, warm micro-climate makes for perfect growing conditions for fresh local produce and the flourishing population of Tauranga has seen an explosion in incredible eateries you simply have to try.
Read about even more fabulous eateries in this quick A-Z of delicious nosh.
Astrolabe Brew Bar
Astrolabe Brew Bar is at the heart of Mount Maunganui’s local community. They’ve got an incredible bar and delicious fresh food with big burgers, monstrous pizzas, salads, steaks and seafood. Come on in anytime and relax in their shamelessly over decorated home-away-from home. Kid friendly.
Halo Restaurant (pictured top)
With seasonal menus that reflect the Bay of Plenty's abundant supply of superb ingredients, a mouth-watering beverage menu and magnificent water views - Halo Restaurant, based at Trinity Wharf Hotel, offers a chic yet relaxed dining experience.
Incredible food with a view you won't forget. Harbourside is a stunning waterfront dining destination with amazing service. Reservations are recommended, especially if you would like to dine on the over-water balcony.
Izakai is a delicious and innovative food fusion story. Blending together Māori and Japanese cuisine and the values of manaakitanga and sustainability, this is a unique dining experience located at Bayfair Shopping Centre’s new foodie destination. Try a hand-crafted cocktail with true local flavour, take in the subtle and elegant Māori inspired design and taste the food that has everyone talking.
Love Rosie Bakery
Love Rosie's is a local's favourite. Divine coffee, incredible cabinet food (look out for the giant sausage rolls and the decadent Richie Macaw slice). All served in a quirky vintage setting.
The award-winning Macau Restaurant is located on Tauranga's The Strand, offering waterfront views and incredible Asian fusion dining.
Mills Reef Winery
Award-winning cuisine, stunning grounds and makers of the gorgeous Mills Reef wines - this is a must do for foodies and wine lovers.
No. 8 Restaurant and Bar
One of the Mount’s hottest new restaurants, No. 8 serves modern Asian cooking created from fresh local organic produce, freshly caught seafood and regionally farmed meat to ensure their 'gate to plate' philosophy.
Post Bank Restaurant & Bar
Choose from the sumptuous seasonal menu and dine in either the vintage dining room or the enclosed garden courtyard of this historic building. Make sure you check out the drinks list - Post Bank's cocktails are legendary.
Experience beautiful food and design, infused with music for the soul. Satori Lounge serves up sushi with a difference. Its a fusion of Japanese & South American style sushi which is rolled fresh to order.
The Surf Shack at Waihi Beach offers a fabulous all day menu. With traditional kiwi breakfasts, spectacular salads, on-trend street food and burgers described by Lonely Planet as possibly the best in New Zealand - the Surf Shack is a must-do when you visit the Coastal Bay of Plenty.
The Cider Factorie
The Cider Factorie boasts award-winning cider and a restaurant set in a former avocado packing shed with views of the inner harbour and Kaimai ranges. Give the feijoa apple cider a try for a distinctively New Zealand summer taste or, for something extra special, try the Reserve range, crafted in the same style as many of the world’s top sparkling wines.