Eat and Drink

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

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. 

Location: SkyCity Hamilton, 346 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Phone: + 64 7 834 4900
More Info: www.skycityhamilton.co.nz


Good George Dining Hall & Brewery

Good George Dining Hall & Brewery

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. With Good Neighbour in Rototuna, there is plenty of opportunities 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


Gothenburg Restaurant 

Gothenburg Restaurant

Gothenburg overlooks the beautiful Waikato river that runs through the heart of Hamilton - Large windows making the most of the panoramic views of the Waikato River. Come along for a casual drink, a relaxing coffee or a special meal in a unique, beautiful location. Their plates are designed to be shared, so order a few and enjoy them with the table.

Location: The ANZ Centre, 17 Grantham Street, Hamilton 
Phone: +64 7 834 3562
More Info & Menu: www.gothenburg.co.nz


Hayes Common

Hayes Common

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:33 Jellicoe Dr, Hamilton
Phone: +64 27 537 1853
More Info / Menu: www.hayescommon.co.nz


Restaurant On Alma

Restaurant on Alma, Novotel Tainui Hamilton, Waikato, NZ

Restaurant On Alma

Restaurant on Alma combines the contemporary fusion of Pacific Rim & European cuisine. With an ambient riverside location, the restaurant is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Location: 7 Alma Street, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 957 8020
More Info: www.all.accor.com


Camarosa

Camarosa

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 Davison Road, Newstead, Hamitlon
Phone: +64 7 856 0279
More Info / Menu: www.camarosa.co.nz


Weave Eatery

Weave Eatery

Weave Eatery's bright new space offers a daily cabinet, breakfast & lunch menu celebrating local seasonal produce.

Location: 3 Melody Lane, Hamilton
Phone: +64 07 981 4900
More Info: www.weaveeatery.co.nz


Craft Hamilton

Craft Hamilton

Craft is the best place to go for the best beers and flavourful food. Enjoy fifteen beer taps of the best beer and cider from around the world, a great wine list and the Sage pop up kitchen, by Chef Lani.

Location: 15 Hood Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton
Phone: +64 07 839 4531
More Info: www.facebook.com/craftbeerhamilton/


Zenders Cafe & Venue

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
Phone: +64 7 595 0640
More Info: www.zenders.nz/zenderscafe


Mamasdonuts

Mamasdonuts

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
Phone: +64 7 846 2627
More Info: www.mamasdonuts.co.nz


Ruakura Berry Shop

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 Davison Road, Newstead, Hamitlon
Phone: +64 7 838 3105
More Info / Menu: www.ruakuraberry.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 
Phone: +64 7 838 0692
More Info: www.theverandah.co.nz


Vilagard Winery

Vilagard Winery

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


Mr. Pickles Bar & Eatery

Mr. Pickles Bar & Eatery

Locally owned and operated restaurant, bar and eatery, cocktails, Mr. Pickles offers delicious food and craft beers. Enjoy delicious food and a tipple of wine at the table in the restaurant, or relax on the terrace overlooking the Waikato River with a cocktail and platter.

Location: 298 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 839 7989
More Info / Menu: www.mrpickles.co.nz


Palate Restaurant

Palate Restaurant

Elevated, modern NZ cuisine served in a window-filled space overlooking woods & the Waikato River. Come and enjoy Palate's seven-course degustation, created by the chefs every night with an option of matching wines or pick you.

Location: 20 Alma Street, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 834 2921
More Info / Menu: palaterestaurant.co.nz


The River Kitchen

The River Kitchen

The River Kitchen wants their food to be a window into the honesty, hospitality and agricultural splendour of Waikato; and as a celebration of the river that gives it its name, its life and its flavours.

Location: 217 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7-839 2906
More Info / Menu: www.facebook.com/theriverkitchennz/


Volare

Volare

Supplied by their very own bakehouse, Volare is the central store café for inner-city dwellers to grab a coffee and lunch fix. A short and sweet breakfast menu is a great addition to the neatly stacked cabinet food.

Location: 6 Garden Place, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 444 5043
More Info / Menu: www.volarebread.com


Thyme Square

Thyme Square Restaurant

Thyme Square Restaurant is Hamilton's Home of Intimate Dining, Serving Contemporary Classics with a Taste of Modern Fusion. You can either choose from their eclectic menu or simply "Trust the Chefs"

Location: 259 Grey Street, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 560 1739
More Info / Menu: thymesquare.co.nz


Bull and Bear

Bull and Bear

Bull and Bear offers a mix of Asian, modern Indian and European style dishes to suit all tastes. Keep an eye on the screens to see the changing prices!

Location: 127 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 595 0989
More Info / Menu: www.bullandbear.nz


Banh Mi Caphe

Banh Mi Caphe

Banh Mi Caphe menu is inspired by Vietnamese street food. Come and try their beautiful flavoursome collection of Vietnamese street food with fantastic service.

Location: Shop 8, River Bank Lane, 298 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 839 1141
More Info / Menu: www.banhmicaphe.co.nz


Propeller Restaurant and Bar

Propeller Restaurant and Bar

A short stroll away from Hamilton Airport, you will find Propeller Restaurant and Bar. Located in Jet Park Hotel Hamilton, this restaurant offers great eats for everyone. From the succulent beef burger through to the T-Bone Steak, the food is delicious and wholesome. Don’t forget to leave room for the Jet Park sizzling brownie or salted caramel tart. Enjoy a calm and peaceful restaurant away from the hustle and bustle of the airport.

Location: Inside Jet Park Hotel Hamilton Airport, 201 Airport Road, Hamilton
Phone: 0800 336 866
Website: www.jetparkhamilton.co.nz/dine


Smith & McKenzie Steak House

Smith & McKenzie Steak House

Designed as a tribute to the old New York steakhouse, inside is a blend of industrial and modern themes combined with historical butchery elements. All of the steaks are sourced with great care to ensure your steak experience at Smith & McKenzie is second to none. Smith & McKenzie also offers several special occasion and function options and the private McKenzie room.

Location: 13 Lynden Court, Chartwell, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 855 1400
More Info / Menu: www.smithandmckenzie.co.nz


Bird On A Wire Hamilton

Bird On A Wire Hamilton

Bird On A Wire serves free-range rotisserie chicken, fresh salads and a great selection of burgers and more. 

Location: 371 Grey Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216
Operating Hours: Sun-Wed 9am-8pm, Thur - Sat 9am-9pm
Phone: +64 7 595 0101
More Info / Menu: www.facebook.com/birdonawirehamilton


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