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. 

Location: SkyCity Hamilton, 346 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Varies for each establishment within SkyCity
Phone: + 64 7 834 4900
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. 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 Café, Restaurant & Bar

Gothenburg Café, Restaurant & Bar

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 
Operating Hours: Mon - Sat
Phone: +64 7 834 3562
More Info & Menu: www.gothenburg.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
Operating Hours: Tue - Sat
Phone: +64 7 834 2921
More Info / Menu: palaterestaurant.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
Phone: +64 7 595 0640
More Info: www.zenders.nz/zenderscafe


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 
Phone: +64 7 846 2627
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 
Phone: +64 7 838 0692
More Info: www.theverandah.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:33 Jellicoe Dr, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week 
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

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
Operating Hours: Tue – Sat
Phone: +64 7 839 7989
More Info / Menu: www.mrpickles.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
Phone: +64 7 838 3105
More Info / Menu: www.ruakuraberry.co.nz

The River Kitchen

The River Kitchen, Hamilton

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
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week 
Phone: +64 7-839 2906
More Info / Menu: www.facebook.com/theriverkitchennz/

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: Open 7 days a week 
Phone: +64 7 834 0120
More Info / Menu: www.facebook.com/k0k0cafe



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
Operating Hours: Mon – Fri
Phone: +64 7 444 5043
More Info / Menu: www.volarebread.com

Thyme Square

Thyme Square is one of Hamilton's Top family-owned restaurants, where people become friends and friends become family. You can choose from their eclectic menu or simply "Trust the Chefs".

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

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