Dining Options in Hamilton City

With an eclectic array of dining options within Hamilton City, you will never be short of choice. Award-winning restaurants sit alongside popular cafes and eateries providing everything from tastes of Asia to traditional Kiwi fare.

SkyCity Hamilton

SKYCITY Hamilton City Co-op


The newly opened SkyCity Dining precinct offers a range of dining options. From The Local Taphouse bar, which stocks locally crafted beer, cider and delicious food, or Eat Burger which offers mouth-watering burgers and shakes to delicious cocktails at the Marble Room, there is something for everyone. Sammies and Stuff is the perfect place to grab lunch. 

Location: SkyCity Hamilton, 346 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Varies for each establishment within SkyCity
More Info: www.skycityhamilton.co.nz

Good George Dining Hall & Brewery

Good George Dining Hall & Brewery

Good George Dining Hall & Brewery, Hamilton

After quickly making a name for itself with the Good George Beer range, Good George Dining Hall in Hamilton’s Frankton suburb has become a popular watering hole with locals. Now with Good Neighbour in Rototuna and Little George Bar in the CBD, there is plenty of opportunity to grab your favourite Good George brew and some tasty menu items.

Location: 32A Somerset Street, Frankton, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 847 3223
More Info / Menu: www.goodgeorge.co.nz

Zenders Cafe & Venue

Zenders Cafe, Hamilton, Waikato

Zenders Cafe & Venue

Zenders Café and Venue is an authentic Euro-styled café and venue in the heart of the Waikato. The café serves great coffee and Dutch inspired foodie delights, plus they can host weddings, family occasions and corporate events.

Location: 439 Ruakura Road, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Open 7 days 9am - 4pm
More Info: www.zenders.nz/cafe


Mamasdonuts, Hamilton


At Mamasdonuts they put their heart and soul into creating delicious donuts you’ll remember for a lifetime. Fresh and delicious donuts, made the old-school way, by hand and with a whole lot of love.

Location: 3/67 Duke Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday 
7am - 1pm
More Info: www.mamasdonuts.co.nz

The Verandah

The Verandah Cafe

The Verandah Café & Function Centre is situated at the entrance to Hamilton Lake Domain. The Verandah offers a range of services from café dining with the family through to ice creams at the popular Lakeside Kiosk and boasts a magnificent waterside setting which includes children’s playgrounds and picnic spaces.

Location: Rotoroa Drive, Hamilton Lake Domain, Hamilton 
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week 
More Info: www.theverandah.co.nz

Gothenburg Café, Restaurant & Bar

Gothenburg Café, Restaurant & Bar

Gothenburg Café, Restaurant & Bar

With stunning views overlooking the Waikato River, Gothenburg serves a range of tapas, inspired by international flavours. Perfect for a light lunch or dinner with friends, Gothenburg also offers an allergy friendly menu, meaning there is something to suit all tastes. Choose to dine indoors, or opt for outdoor seating on the verandah.

Location: The ANZ Centre, 21 Grantham Street, Hamilton 
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 11pm. Friday 9am – late. Saturday 11:30am – late
Phone: +64 7 843 562
More Info & Menu: www.gothenburg.co.nz

Hayes Common

Hayes Common Cafe, Hamilton

Hayes Common is a bustling neighbourhood eatery in Hamilton East, right next to the Waikato River, which has been listed as one of the top #100 restaurants in NZ by Cuisine Magazine for the last two years. The eatery is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, they focus on great seasonal robust food, craft beer and amazing coffee in a fun relaxed space. 

Location: Cnr Plunket Tce & Jellicoe Dr, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Sunday & Tuesday: 7.30am - 4pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 7.30am - 10pm
Phone: +64 27 537 1853
More Info / Menu: www.hayescommon.co.nz

Vilagard Winery

Vilagrad Winery, Hamilton, New Zealand

Sample and purchase Vilagrad's award winning wines and experience their famous Mediterranean cuisine at the buffet lunches every Sunday.  

Location: 702 Rukuhia Road, RD2 Ohaupo
Phone: +64 7 825 2893
More Info / Menu: www.vilagradwines.co.nz



An elegant cafe & restaurant on the outskirts of Hamilton. The name, Camarosa, comes from the variety of sweet strawberries grown in the fields of the nearby Ruakura Berry Farm. Serving classic kiwi dishes with a contemporary twist. 

Location: 11 Davidson Road, Newstead
Operating Hours: Sunday & Tuesday: 8am - 4pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 8am - late
Phone: +64 7 856 0279
More Info / Menu: www.camarosa.co.nz

Ruakura Berry Shop

Pick your own berries - Waikato NZ

Ruakura Berry Shop

Your one-stop shop for freshly picked berries and real fruit ice-cream, just a short drive from Hamilton CBD. You can pick your own berries too!

Location: 11 Davidson Road, Newstead
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week 8am - 6pm
Phone: +64 7 838 3105
More Info / Menu: www.ruakuraberry.co.nz

Koko Cafe

Koko Cafe

Koko Cafe serves great coffee and food in a colourful atmosphere with high-quality customer service. The perfect place to meet a friend over coffee and stay for some Instagram-worthy meals. 

Location: 211 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 7.30am - 6pm; Wednesday & Thursday: 7.30am - 10pm; Friday & Saturday: 7.30am - late; Sunday: 8am - 10pm
Phone: +64 7 834 0120
More Info / Menu: www.facebook.com/k0k0cafe

This is just a taste of what Hamilton City has to offer, for more Hamilton City dining options visit www.visithamilton.co.nz