Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Restaurants

Somerset Cottage

  • 30 Bethlehem Rd. Map It
  • Tauranga
  • New Zealand

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The name says it all—Somerset is a genuine country cottage, and many locals consider it one of the region's best restaurants. It's certainly consistent, serving diners from its white-linened tables since 1986. A smaller lunch menu (Wed. to Fri.) serves the same menu as in the evening, just with smaller portions. For dinner the menu is split in two - one includes the signature dishes that regular guests won't let them leave off, for example Braised Lamb Shank with roasted garlic, olive and potato pie, and oven-roasted duck, vanilla-and-coconut-scented mash with orange sauce. The other menu changes weekly, incorporating fresh and seasonal produce. Somerset also sells some of the products they cook and hosts a regular cooking school.

Restaurant Information


30 Bethlehem Rd., 5 km (3 mi) north of Tauranga center on State Hwy. 2, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, 3110, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch Sat.–Tues.; no dinner Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Published 10/27/2015


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