We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2921
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (92)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (27 reviews)
“tuna” (14 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (413)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 405 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across the restaurant as it was closing for lunch. We had been stuck in a downpour so the wait staff called us in. They were so helpful and friendly we immediately decided to return for dinner. The service, food and atmosphere were perfect!

Thank janefromspain2015
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I travel extensively and I am continually amazed at the high quality of food in smaller cities. Yet even among these, Palate is a step above. We were here for a business dinner. This is certainly one of the more expensive restaurants in the city...More

1  Thank Don_K_Kingston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always keep coming back. And for good reason, exceptionally well prepared food, friendly attentive service staff. The lamb is tender and filling. The fish light and fresh. For the rest you will just have to try and see why.

Thank nztraveler88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

thank you for another lovely meal, fantastic food, wait staff and wine. A novelty to have the doors open, but it was very refreshing..

Thank KFB1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i hv dined several times now at palate. We have never been disappointed. The food is amazing and the service excellent. Our favourite place to dine in hamilton. Will definitely be back when we r in hamilton. Thanks to the whole team.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great venue. Lunch on the deck on a beautiful day. Staff super friendly and knowledgeable about the wine menu. Absolutely recommend!

Thank staceymE9220OS
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Reasonably early reservation so not busy. Good efficient wait staff possibly too quick. Great selection of wine & beer. Meals very well presented, a feast for the eyes. Entrees were tasty especially the ostrich. One main was a bit disappointing as the steak was not...More

Thank PBslost
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

My Brother in law and I had the best steak’s we have ever had in our lives at this place. Enough said.

Thank troy r
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant night out, we both had superb entree and main along with a glass of wine each, sparking water and pre dinner drinks - $168. The chef was very accommodating in changing my main to be dairy free.

Thank travel7792
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Dinner was delicious. The service was classy. The location is lovely. My group enjoyed expert help in choosing matching wines. Best place in Hamilton?

Thank beachboy723
Nearby HotelsSee all 63 hotels in Hamilton
Ibis Hamilton Tainui
986 reviews
.06 km away
Novotel Hamilton Tainui
1,214 reviews
.08 km away
Quest on Ward
177 reviews
.20 km away
Sudima Hotel Hamilton
146 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Adriana's Restaurant
227 reviews
.07 km away
Indian Star Restaurant & Bar
189 reviews
.01 km away
Caffe Centrale
149 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hamilton Lake Domain
420 reviews
1.53 km away
Waikato Museum
268 reviews
.56 km away
Waikato Stadium
145 reviews
.81 km away
Lido Cinema
65 reviews
.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KFB1966 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a lift from the lobby straight into the restaurant
Ho Y
22 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Moss092014 | Reviewed this property |
Esther L
8 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from FoodLover3434 | Reviewed this property |
Yip it's on their website
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 2921
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing