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Hayes Common Restaurant

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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33 Jellicoe Drive | Corner Plunket Terrace & Jellicoe Drive, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
+64 27 537 1853
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Tue 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hayes Common is the perfect cure for these cold, dark evenings. Quality winter food and warm and friendly atmosphere. To finish, treat yourself to chocolate peanut pudding. Meltingly good!

Thank Vicki S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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190 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This time we only stopped to have a drink in mid-afternoon, before they closed. We had tea and coffee and cakes from the counter, which were all delicious. This was a much nicer place than lots of others in town.

Thank feipo
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the service at this establishment is outstanding. And not just in the 'here's some water' and 'are you ready to order' kind of way. The staff here are just so damned nice! So super attentive and happy while they're at it. Fantastic! And then the food is delicious. I've eaten here just twice but the first visit... More 

Thank NotSoFlightlessKiwi
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Hayes Common for brunch. The setting and staff are lovely and the coffee is 👌. Would recommend the braised beans or salmon potato bowl

Thank Katy M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live just up the road and although we don't visit often it's great to see how this place has been reinvented. Food is good and decent range of wine plus good coffee.

Thank Keithry
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious steamed pork buns and cooked breakfast, good coffee. Friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely come back to try the rest of the menu!

Thank Khoad457
Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nice cafe with a surprisingly peaceful outdoor seating area given that it is in the middle of an intersection. There is a good selection of food that is done well and the portions are large. They do a nice coffee too.

Thank OpinionatedBrit
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We went here for a wedding that had a lot of their normal menu - food was amazing! Delicious! Super accomodating to dietary needs, their homemade sodas (especially lemonade) were delicious! Great range of beer. Service was top class - on form and great! Can't rave enough about this place - it was awesome! Well worth a visit!

Thank EStephens
Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten track, in Hamilton East, but still close enough to central Hamilton, this place is a nice upgrade from its previous incarnation, especially with respect to the food. The staff are friendly and the food portions are generous. A great location to relax in the sun outside or enjoy the gentle indoor buzz. Kid-friendly too.

Hamilton, New Zealand
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Service, great location, excellent food. What more could you wish for...oh yeah fabulous wine selection (although its expensive). Excellent place to go if you want food that is natural, wholesome and definitely not boring.

Thank JoBee65

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Restaurant Details

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New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Jellicoe Drive | Corner Plunket Terrace & Jellicoe Drive, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 27 537 1853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?