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Eat and Drink

Restaurants & Dining Options

The Waikato region has an abundance of top quality dining options - from award-winning restaurants and wine & tapas bars to gourmet eateries and cafes.

Hamilton city’s restaurant scene is making a name for itself with top dining establishments, microbreweries and eateries offering delicious local fare, sourced from the freshest Waikato produce alongside a variety of internationally inspired cuisine. Cafes offer casual dining throughout the inner city and vibrant suburbs like Hamilton East, while the city’s fine dining restaurants boast an array of national accolades. During the summer months Hamilton Gardens plays host to a food truck festival every Sunday afternoon/evening complete with live music and entertainment. The south end of the CBD also boasts an array of vibrant bars, pubs and entertainment venues.

Amazing foodie spots can also be enjoyed throughout the region’s towns and rural surrounds – from on-site destination cafes at local coffee roasters and berry growers to delis, eateries specialising in wholefood and raw treats, authentic pizzerias, funky restaurants and artisan cafes.