Somerset Cottage

Restaurant and Cookschool, established in 1986 and very privileged to still be here doing what we love in Tauranga for over 30 years.


Established in 1986, as a small family owned restaurant, Somerset continues to be run today by Rick and Anne, who are still passionate about all that they do, and focused on embracing the enormous shifts that have happened in the NZ food and wine scene over the time the restaurant has been open.

Sustainability, seasonality, food that tastes delicious, along with a sense of place and warmth of hospitality, and enjoyment in what we do, each and every day, continue to be our driving forces.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Our Hours

Dinner: Wed to Sat, from 5.30pm

30 Bethlehem Rd, Tauranga 3110
Ph: (07) 576 6889

Our Menu

We offer two sides to our menu: our signature dishes and an ever evolving weekly menu where we get to experiment with seasonal ingredients. We also offer an extensive wine list, a selection of NZ craft beers, and a wide range of pre-dinner drinks.

Cook Schools

The Cook Schools have been running for over 25 years now and are a regular part of our year and one that we approach with much enjoyment. 

They require nothing from the participants beyond an enthusiasm for good food.

Gift Vouchers

Somerset Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift: they’re hand-written on beautiful card and available in any denomination of your choice.

Vouchers are available for Cook Schools as well as dining.

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Our Hours

Dinner: Wed to Sat, from 5.30pm

Contact Us

(+64) 07 576 6889
30 Bethlehem Road, Tauranga