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Amphora On The Strand

43 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 1616
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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43 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi all. Four of us went to Amphora for dinner recently and service and food was spectacular so thanks to all the staff and Lisa the owner for a awesome evening!! I must say that the scallops were a standout but all the meals were...More

Thank Glen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank usakiwimom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank LisaCarvill
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank ray692015
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

Thank David G
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....More

Thank Bryce S
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...More

Thank Global_Citizen_YK
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...More

Thank alan d
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Nicole H
Is it open for lunch during the week? Ta 😊
22 September 2016|
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Response from Shall1 | Reviewed this property |
No, they open at about 5-5:30 in the evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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.