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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
08:00 - 21:00
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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, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant meal with a lovely outdoor settling. Friendly staff and off the main roads so nice a quiet to enjoy a meal. Plenty of parking

1 Thank William W
Hamilton, New Zealand
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340 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I think the menu is interesting, sounds good on paper but on the plate it's pretty uninspiring. I couldn't eat my entree.... calamari. It was so salty, I gave it away and others struggled as well. My main was dry( steamed buns) but well priced at $18. People paid the extravagant price for the land and were disappointed. Not sure... More 

Thank Cookster_11
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had a lovely sunny lunch close to the river in Hamilton. This restaurant is a real find! We enjoyed several dishes all excellent and super service. The risotto was excellent, a very nice omelette and a super Halloumi Beetroot Bowl.

1 Thank Robert H
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Excellent setting, great food, good coffee. This places rocks! Will be back for another tasty lunch.

Thank Hamiltonlad
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Walked in and had lunch here over the weekend (buttermilk chicken baguette and cheeseburger). I have the say the baguette was my favourite, over the cheeseburger but both meals were still great. Service is friendly and prompt and the cocktails are fantastic. Can't wait to come back for dinner.

Thank LeeParr2727
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Enjoyed a great family dinner here - three generations at the table and the shared plates were all delicious.

Thank Ann M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 64275371853

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