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Amphora On The Strand

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43 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 1616
17:00 - 10:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What better way to spend a Saturday evening than going out to dinner without the kids! We were uncertain where we wanted to go, but always like trying some place new. Being a stay-at-home mom I don't get out much, but my husband tends to visit places for lunch with work colleagues or customers. Amphora was not new to him... More 

Thank usakiwimom
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hadn't been here for years however still as good as ever. Extensive menu catering for all.. great friendly attentive service. Even on Sunday evening place busy..can see why. All meals generous portions well presented. .for those who could finish with dessert were very complimentary.

Thank ElsaMiro
Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything from the service to the desserts was excellent. The chicken livers were a particular surprise - soft, moist and very tasty.

Thank KevinCBne
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was packed out, yet they still found us a table and got our order in ahead of some big groups because we only wanted salads. The food was delicious, but it was the friendly staff who really stood out. They truly could not do enough for us.

Thank LisaCarvill
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Group of us had a fixed Menu Dinner at Amphora. The meal was a real Fine Dinning Experience- but in saying that quite filling- beautiful Food. The Service was excellent- staff were super efficient and genuinely friendly. Everything was Orchestrated to a "T" This Restaurant would suit any sort of Dinner from Business through to families with children

Thank ray692015
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 35 minutes waiting for our starter, I inquired where our food was. A couple of minutes later, the starters arrived followed by the rest of the courses. The prices are slightly higher than average, but the taste didn't quite match the price, despite the quality being good.

Thank David G
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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335 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

While driving through the North Island we stopped in Tauranga and had dinner at Amphora on the Strand. We had a good time. This is a restaurant with sidewalk seating along with indoor seating. Although they have a full bar, it's also a BYOB restaurant. We sat indoors. We were in the mood for steak. They had several offerings, all... More 

Thank Bryce S
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very pleasant and popular venue offering indoors or outdoors seating, dedicated service and a wide selection of food. A bit more attention to detail would add a great deal of value though. Soggy garlic bread, cold potato puree is just an obstruction to the chef's best intentions. The Lamb shank itself was well prepared and presented though. Reliable wifi is... More 

Thank Global_Citizen_YK
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My wife and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Service was good and staff very pleasant. My wifes starter was seafood chowder ($14) with crusty bread? The chowder was OK but the so called crusty bread was merely dumped in the chowder, leaving a soggy sponge that could only be eaten with a spoon. Detail: provide the crusty bread... More 

Thank alan d
Cheshire, UK
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265 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We went here with, and on the recommendation of, some locals we were staying with and it was a good choice. Our food was excellent. My steak was very tender, nicely cooked and well presented with tasty vegetables and green pepper sauce. It did take quite a while to arrive and the waitress had a grump on from the start... More 

Thank phil100652
Lisa D, Manager at Amphora On The Strand, responded to this review

Thank you, we really appreciate your review and are very happy you enjoyed your meal with us but disappointed that you had 'grumpy' service. Our sincere apologies, that is not the Amphora way. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 1616
Amphora embodies all that's great about The Strand in Tauranga.
Outdoor dining in the courtyard looking out over the water, or in the colourful, warm, Italian-inspired interior which is the perfect spot for a long, intimate candlelight dinner for two or a large party of friends having a celebration meal. There is a warm ambiance creating a relaxed atmosphere here - perfect to enjoy a glass or two of wine before dinner and take your time choosing which of the delicious dishes you will order.
The Italian/Mediterranean-inspired food is wholesome and the chefs at Amphora buy in-season from local suppliers, with a focus on freshness and quality of ingredients. We have a good range of gluten free on offer and if you have a special request due to dietary requirements just ask and we will do our best to cater to your requirements.
Amphora On The Strand is family owned and run, with more than 30 years restaurant experience, giving personalised service. Amphora is fully licensed as well as B.Y.O.
If you would like to make a group booking for lunch we will open specially for groups of 10 or more. Call us to help arrange all sorts of celebrations such as birthday parties, work do's or small weddings at Amphora. We will help you celebrate at the restaurant catering to your individual needs, or we can arrange out-catering for your party if you wish, in your own home or venue.

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