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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
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Tue 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Hamiltonlad
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

As an out of town'er I appreciated the variety of breakfasts - how wonderful to have some interesting alternatives to bacon and eggs. The staff are efficient and friendly, and the coffee is excellent - loved the whole experience

Thank honeybee550
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I have recently brought mountain bikes and are doing a few "tame" rides we came across Hayes Common while riding along the river front. The first time we stopped for coffee enjoyed it checked out the lunch menu like what we saw so decided to come back for lunch the following weekend. Our son (young adult) had... More 

Thank Shane B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Love the new menu at Hayes Common! The corn is superb, and the crispy snapper was fabulous. Hayden the cocktail man delivered up two amazing cocktails, one apple based and the other frozen lemony goodness - we had to have another round! The fried cauli was also a big hit. The staff are always so welcoming and lovely.

Thank Holly M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Wife and I had dinner at Hayes Common mid-week to celebrate anniversary. It was moderately busy - they had a large group dining in the adjacent room. Service was attentive, and well timed. The food was excellent. We ordered two entrees and a single main dish, all to share. We were told the menu has been designed to share....and the... More 

Thank Coolfozzie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, 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: 64275371853

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