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“Great cider but food needs help.”
Review of The Cider Factorie

The Cider Factorie
Ranked #34 of 98 things to do in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Award winning Cidery located in the green belt of Te Puna, Tauranga. Cidery, Restaurant and Cellar Door all in the one fabulous location for you to visit.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We enjoyed the range of ciders but were most disappointed with the food. We saw people with huge platters for $48 so it looked good. We ordered the fresh fish fillets $15 and the duck confit $22 and were assured by the woman that they were meals. The 3 pieces of heavily battered greasy fish arrived on a bed of lettuce, no chips or real salad. The duck leg arrived on a similar lettuce bed with an orange dressing. The crispy duck skin had unappetising ends of feathers still there. There was no way they were a meal which we wanted. They were more tapis as the manager explained later "you need to order more than one each". Order the platters for a meal otherwise you will be disappointed. It is a long way to locate this cidery so we would recommend you don't bother. Service was patchy!

Thank Whitehavengirl43
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our group ended up at the cider factory for lunch. Well I was pleasantly surprised....friendly staff , good selection of ciders and a menu which was worth a try.
We ordered the two platter trays as there were 8 of us and we were able to try a bit of each dish. There was enough food for us...very tasty and nice to sample a little of each dish.
A very pleasant 2 and half hours spent...was quite full so booking is a good idea.
Well worth a return trip.

Thank Di L
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We decided to have a casual Sunday lunch with friends at this terrific venue. A little adventure to find it, but with some good signage - the view and set up once you arrive is excellent.

View that looks towards the mount there are a number of outdoor tables with big umbrellas.

The menu is simple but covers a wide variety to tastes with some excellent looking platters that we are going to go back and try out. We had the cheese platter and popcorn chicken. Both were gorgeous.

And don’t forget the cider. Amazing!!! Lots and lots of different options.

Well worth the visit! Definitely going to be back.

Thank 795rebekahw
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We come most Sunday’s to the cider factorie the cider is awesome my favourite is the hop the food is nice you need to order a range of things I’ve tried almost everything the chicken is my fave and the avo and corn chips the prawns are amazing the cheese platters are yum good pricing also if you want a relaxed dining experience with a nice outlook and great service pay the cider factorie a visit you won’t be sorry

Thank Motago
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We visited here recently for a light lunch and glass of cider. We found the cider great, the staff were very helpful in assisting choices. The menu for the lunch is really good, lots of choices and good to share, food was tasty. Will definitely return and recommend others to visit, it really is a lovely spot, great place to wile away some time and food!

Thank Judave
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