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Tucked away behind the Mount main street is a sun-filled courtyard with a wood-burning fire in the centre. Warm yourself from the inside with the new winter menu: think scotch fillet and crispy duck-fat potatoes, or vege pizza loaded with goodies like roast pumpkin, herbs, feta and olives. There are mellow tunes on a Sunday and some interesting tap beers to help the good times roll.
Location: 147b Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui.
Favourite dish: Pork belly black bao with Japanese aioli.
Quantum Vis Eatery
Punchy coffee you can order by text? Quantum Vis has you covered. Or dine in with their all-day brunch menu, complete with children’s options. Their skilled and passionate chefs have devised a menu bursting with new favourites, including buttermilk hotcakes and the Fettuccine beef ragu.
Location: 850 Cameron Road, Tauranga South.
Favourite dish: Cuban sandwich.
Is there anything more Kiwi than fish and chips? Pride and care abound in this Papamoa restaurant, which gets its fish from four local fishing boats. The staff make sure there’s always fresh fish in-house – nothing frozen here. And if you fancy cooking yourselves, there’s a whole range of locally caught seafood you can take home with you.
Location: 30 Gravatt Road, Papamoa Beach.
Favourite dish: Dine-in fish and chips with house dressing.
Perfecting gourmet burgers since 1989, using the region’s freshest and finest. burgerwisconsin.co.nz
Hand-crafted and big enough to feed the whole team. thepizzalibrary.co.nz
Order from Uber Eats for a delicious, easy family meal option. Add dessert nachos for a treat! mexicalifresh.co.nz
Organic, vegan wheat and barley grass to strengthen your immune system. vitalityorganics
Reusable cups from the Tauranga potter. Each coffee earns you a thumbs up. okapottery
A friendly Maungatapu café packed with homemade deliciousness. VanillaRestaurantCafe