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Nautilus Restaurant

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50b Cross Road | Sulphur Point, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-577 1937
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08:00 - 21:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had to wait for more than an hour for our meal, our son had to wait for an extra 15mns after ours! Food was good but the vegetarian option was expensive for what it was. Not too impressed overall. Shame as the location is beautiful!

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Thank 437ludi
Vernon, Canada
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about Nautilus from a friend and had to wind into Sulphur Point to find it. But it has a great menu, the view of the harbour is good and you can sit outside if you wish. The calamai is excellent. Just a very light crumb and so tender. The seafood chowder was excellent too. And you have the... More 

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Thank Linda829
Tauranga, New Zealand
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lovely ambience with indoor and outdoor seating. A bonus is a children's playground so it makes a peaceful meal as children can amuse themselves. Food is delicious and presented well. Only downside the meals took a long time to be served and the restaurant wasn't very busy

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Thank Norma M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very disappointed with the chef My husband has unusual strict unusual dietary needs which we explained to the waiter and we asked for beer battered Fish with the chips and he said yes but needed to check with the chef. The waiter came back looking very embarrassed and said ‘the chef won’t cook it – the lunch menu is finished’.... More 

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Thank anna737
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We used our Grabone vouchers and took the family for daughters 16th birthday. The vouchers made the meal very affordable. The food was excellent, looked so good with great presentation! Very relaxed atmosphere, no rush. Service was great - both staff were very attentive, friendly and polite. We had a lovely time and will definitely go back. Menu was only... More 

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Thank CandJ1412
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The experience was a bit difficult right from the start - I tried to book for a group of 12 for dinner on 18/11/16, and I wanted to use the seperate room at the back of the Restaurant - the booking person got all hung up on whether or not we would be achieving an account of $250???? other wise... More 

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Thank Sharon J
NautilusCBR, Manager at Nautilus Restaurant, responded to this review

Good afternoon Sharon Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your dining experience with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your meals, however we are sorry that the standard of service was not what it could have been. We apologise and will speak to the staff that were on that evening in regard to your concerns... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I found the menu to be quite limited but the meals that were available were generally of a good standard. It was such a shame that the food took so long to be delivered after ordering. Perhaps the worst feature was having the vegetables being delivered when we had nearly finished eating our mains. I find this very frustrating and... More 

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Thank Mike B
NautilusCBR, Manager at Nautilus Restaurant, responded to this review

Good afternoon Mike Thank you for posting a review on your dining experience. It is our standard practice to take sides out with the mains so we apologize that this did not happen in this case. We have passed your concerns on to the kitchen manager to be followed up on. Kind regards Nautilus Management Team More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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211 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Group visit, 14 of us went for brunch, my mother and I recommended it, while if we had realised that the staffs attitude had changed so much since we were last there, and unfortunately not for the better we would never had suggested we go out there for brunch. Firstly people's coffees were continually too cool and one persons took... More 

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Thank Moomagic
NautilusCBR, Manager at Nautilus Restaurant, responded to this review

Good afternoon Moonmagic Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We apologize if you felt in anyway offended by any of our staff. We can assure you that we definitely do care about all of our customers, and are interested in any concerns that are brought to our attention. We have passed on your feedback regarding the issues... More 

Tauranga
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We went here two different days for breakfast. The service is excellent, beautiful outlook and the food was cooked perfectly and its was nice and fresh. Excellent overall.

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Thank andreamtga
Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went with out of town visitors to the nautilus restaurant down by the Tauranga Marina, and we had the most delicious meal. The service was very good and we felt very proud to show our friends how lovely it is to live in this nice city.

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Thank sue255114

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50b Cross Road | Sulphur Point, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-577 1937
Description
Nautilus Restaurant is a quality cafe , bar,Restaurant and also wedding venue situated right on the edge of Tauranga Harbour, with views overlooking the iconic Mount Maunganui.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?