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Hayes Common Restaurant

33 Jellicoe Drive | Corner Plunket Terrace & Jellicoe Drive, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (23 reviews)
“steamed buns” (6 reviews)
“acai bowl” (5 reviews)
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New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Jellicoe Drive | Corner Plunket Terrace & Jellicoe Drive, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great coffee to finish-off walking the dog. Friendly staff and a low-key atmosphere. Nice outdoor seating for sunny days.

Thank dm4562017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I revisited this restaurant and had lunch and it was absolutely excellent. I had the salmon quinea and my daughter the gnocchi followed by an orange cake. The food was one of the best I've eaten in a long time excellent coffee with amazing service....More

Thank beachwalkers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was brilliant. The restaurant was quite busy when we attended for breakfast, so we can understand why it took quite a while to get our order. The waiter somehow managed to get our order wrong twice, and when I went to pay, I...More

Thank Viaan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really hard to fault this eatery. The service was friendly but professional with attentive wait staff without being intrusive. The food was divine - 2 x Salmon bowls were ordered, 1 Fish & Potato Skins, 1 x Duck & Mushroom & 1 x Braised Beans...More

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a fish fillet here: it was brilliant and generous. The sides were large and there was a lot of food left over. There should have been a bit of direction from the waitress. We had a couple of vegetarians with us and they...More

Thank guynz
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here for lunch. Had the a bowl of noodles in a miso broth and a piece of Salmon (could have done with some more noodles. The broth was lovely).

Thank stevebB419SO
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner. Had the gnocchi and fish dish. Everything was swimming in oil and not enjoyable. I hear the breakfasts are better. Service was good thoughMore

Thank Tarawera99
LQuarrie, Owner at Hayes Common, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Tarawera99 What a shame you've left us unhappy and we weren't given a chance to rectify the situation - the gnocchi is indeed listed as 'Brown butter Gnocchi' and does therefore have a butter sauce, it is a favourite amongst customers but perhaps not...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

So good we came back. Had a quick visit yesterday and only had time for a coffee and a bagel. The setting and atmosphere and a very enticing menu brought us back. Well done

Thank kerrypapag
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Perfectly excellent as Hayes Common can be. Crowded interior but well organised. Fourteen of us turned up on a hideous winter's night and the Owner and staff arranged us along one table with ease. Food sensational. Beautifully presented Great ambiance. Staff excellent. Excellent value $800...More

Thank snowsfields1931
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Travelling thru to Auckland from South so wanted light lunch and to try out this cafe. With road works slighty hard to get to as located among residential houses near to Hamilton gardens and the river in Hamilton east. Decided on soup with noodles and...More

Thank Susan H
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16 January 2017|
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Response from wez6699 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late response. Not sure if you can BYO best to call ahead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 0211187036
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