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US$6 - US$42
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New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 July 2022

Dined here in July with family & we elected to have the Trust The Chef 3 course's, all 3 meals were outstanding in quality & flavour. The ambience inside is great & has a warm cosy feel. Waiting staff were attentive & informed. If you...haven't been here, it needs to go on your must visit list as its one of Hamilton's finest dining experiences.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022

Such a shame. Great referrals' A nice ambience We felt rushed all the time we were there Didn't feel relaxed. Food was good but we were then told we had to leave for the next booking. Never got told that before we had to re-confirm...the booking. BUT BUT it was in the fine print somewhere. Such a shame we would have gone back, but we wont now. Hard to be honest yet support a local business to survive.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022 via mobile

Finally came for dinner at this hidden gem! We got the x3 course “trust the chef” it was gorgeous well executed fine dining food with excellent service and having BYO we could also enjoy our bottle of champagne! We will definitely be back to support...this fine restaurant, thank you again for a perfect eveningMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Great food and friendly service and great value. Best food I’ve tasted in a long time alongside a fantastic atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 27 December 2021

Booked a table of 8 in a private room with a set menu. From the time we got there, the service was excellent and the meals were some of the best I have eaten in NZ and overseas. The owner/chef was very knowledgeable about the...cuisine and the meals were very well presented and timely. The added bonus is the BYO facility.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2021

We decided to try this place again after a not so great experience over a yr ago. It was a complete turnaround from our first visit & everything was first class. Service was outstanding as was the food. Its priced a little high but deserves...to be so with the quality thats offered. We dined outside and all really enjoyed the experience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

Trust the chef a perfect night out! An intimate dining experience with a delicious menu and option to do a trust the chef! This catered for our dietary requirements and served the most amazing dinner! Service was top notch!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 August 2021

To celebrate the purchase of our next home we decided to visit THYME SQUARE.Like another reviewer we also left underwhelmed & hungry & to be charged $15 CORKAGE when it came time to pay really disgusted us especially when it was a screw top which...undid myself!!!!.We will never put a foot across their doorway again !!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2021

Intimate dinning. max table size is 6 people. Would highly recommend for a date night or small group dinner. BYO is also a great option.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

Sunday lunches in Hamilton are interesting to acquire the right mix between pub, café and restaurant. With the big restaurants closed Thyme square fitted a niche that gave us a friendly warm experience with food creativity. The chef has to be complimented as the food...and taste was exquisite without being over the top. We chose the chefs platter but we will be going back to try the menu dishes of which the Beef wellington must be the target try. For a family occasion I did have to arrange the drinks prior but the bar manager made the BYO experience even better with great service and excellent timing with his drink pours. I came away with a special place feel in my heart so when looking for a special place to dine I know a place that has the thyme even if a little square.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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I believe they are open Wednesdays to Saturday’s but google it to make sure. They do fantastic big coffees and scones etc for morning tea as well as amazing meals in the evening. This is without doubt my favourite Hamilton... More
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Thyme Square is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4