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

Smith & McKenzie Chophouse

Smith & McKenzie Chophouse

Smith & McKenzie Chophouse

Designed as a tribute to the traditional New York steakhouse, inside is a blend of industrial and modern themes combined with historical butchery elements. Smith & McKenzie dry age their steak on site and use a slow cooking technique to ensure the best steak experience. The bar has an extensive wine list and also offers the a great range of beers on tap.

Location: 13 Lynden Court, Chartwell, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Daily 11am - 10pm
More Info: www.smithandmckenzie.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 Sugar Bowl cafe

The Sugar Bowl Cafe, Hamilton

The Sugar Bowl Cafe

Family run suburban café close with a retro vibe and big reputation. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. Amazing food, amazing coffee and a passionate, friendly team. If you are after Instagram-worthy food, look no further!

Location: 107 Grandview Road,  Hamilton 
150 Maeroa Road, Maeroa
Operating Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 4pm
More Info: www.facebook.com/thesugarbowlcafe

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

Chim Choo Ree

ChimChooRee, Hamilton

Chim Choo Ree Restaurant Hamilton

With several awards to its name, including the 2014 Cuisine Magazine Best Regional Restaurant award, Chim Choo Ree, at the southern end of Hamilton’s Victoria Street, is one of the city’s most popular restaurants. With a contemporary New Zealand menu and a lively atmosphere, Chim Choo Ree is a must do Hamilton dining experience. 

Location: The Brewery Building, 14 Bridge Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday lunch: 11:30am – 2pm & dinner: 5pm – late. Saturday 5pm - late
Phone: +64 7 839 4329
More Info & Menu: www.chimchooree.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

Dough Bros

Dough Bros Hamilton dining

Dough Bros, Hamilton

Serving casual fare inspired by the fresh produce and pastures of the Waikato region, Dough Bros celebrates great food, drink and company - six days a week.

Location: 250 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 5pm - late
Phone: +64 7 834 2363
More Info / Menu: www.doughbros.co.nz

Iguana Restaurant & Bar

With a candle lit atmosphere and garden bar, Iguana Restaurant & Bar in the south end of Hamilton’s Victoria Street offers a casual dining setting and upmarket feel. The open kitchen allows diners to see the chef’s prepare their meals, which are complimented by the range of wines, beers and cocktails on offer.

Location: 203 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 11:30am – late; Thursday – Friday: 11am til late; Saturday 10am – late; Sunday 9am til late
Phone: +64 7 834 2280
More Info / Menu: www.iguana.co.nz

Mavis & Co

Mavis & Co Hamilton

A popular Hamilton City Café, Mavis & Co in Hamilton East offers a tasty menu, cabinet food, luscious desserts and top quality espresso, making it perfect for breakfast, lunch and coffee catch ups. Mavis & Co also offer late nights from Thursday – Sunday and is the epitome of café and restaurant culture in Hamilton City.

Location: 475 Grey Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:45am – 4:30pm; Saturday & Sunday 7:45am – 4:30pm; Thursday – Sunday 5pm – 9pm
More Info / Menu: www.mavis.co.nz

The River Kitchen

Well known for its fresh white tongue 'n groove interior and friendly staff, The River Kitchen cafe is a welcoming place to meet for coffee, cake, breakfast or lunch. The breakfast menu runs daily until 2pm and offers classic combinations as well as a few twists on the usual fare. Lunch is driven by the seasons and represented in the inspired cabinet food which changes daily.

Location: 237 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm
Phone: +64 7 8392906
More Info / Menu: www.theriverkitchen.co.nz

The Village Cafe

The Village Cafe, Whatawhata

The Village Cafe

A rustic delight which is set in a picturesque garden complete with a back to basics styled playground. The menu boasts fresh wholesome meals and snacks using local produce. Just a 10 minute drive out of Hamilton, on the road to Raglan. 

Location: 237 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours:  Monday - Friday: 7am - 4pm; Saturday & Sunday: 8.30am - 4pm
Phone: 07 829 8892
More Info / Menu: www.thevillage.kiwi

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

Scotts Epicurean Licensed Café

Scotts Epicurean Licensed Café, Hamilton

Scotts Epicurean Licensed Café

Popular among coffee lovers, Scotts Epicurean is regularly voted as one of Hamilton City’s best cafes.

A friendly atmosphere and delicious breakfast and lunch menu items make Scotts Epicurean the perfect spot for a quiet breakfast, coffee date with friends or a quick lunch.

Location: 181 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 7am – 3pm; Saturday – Sunday 8:30am – 4pm
Phone: +64 7 839 6680
More Info / Menu: www.scottsepicurean.co.nz

Mexico Hamilton

Mexico Hamilton

Mexico celebrates the vibrant, fresh and lighter side of Mexican cuisine, with a range of authentic and fusion Mexican dishes served to you in a fast paced and energetic atmosphere. The menu is seasonal, changing every 3 months to ensure fresh flavours and produce but with customer favourites becoming a menu staple you'll never have to worry about missing out on Mexico's famous fried chicken.

Location: 254 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Open 7 days, noon till late
Phone: +64 7 211 7338
More Info / Menu: www.mexico.net.nz/hamilton

Cinnamon Cafe

Cinnamon Cafe

Cinnamon Cafe

This cafe has a fantastic reputation locally and its not hard to see why. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus great coffee and a range of delicious cabinet food, all served by the friendly staff. It is the perfect place for a weekend brunch with friends. 

Location: 201 Sandwich Road, St Andrews, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 7am - 5pm; Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 5pm
Phone: 07 849 0632
More Info / Menu: www.cafecinnamon.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