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20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2921
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a $200 voucher and that bought a lovely 3 course meal for 2 and 2 glasses of wine each. Meals weren’t large but mostly very tasteful and beautifully presented. Partners Tortellini entre was a bit bland and salad was very limp and plain but...More

Thank Keithry
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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to meet a friend for dinner in Hamilton, they suggested Palate as they had been to a wine tasting there. Great menu, interesting choice, so had an entre side dish and dessert. OMG taste taste, taste, it was a toss up between...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Been there twice, everytime was satisfied with the food. Environment is also a pro. The gentlemen who served us both time was very professional and sophisticated. The minor thing can be improved is the waitress. A little bit cold and expressionless, which can put people...More

Thank frankspeaker123
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem, just over the road from our hotel. Food was fabulous, with the venison loin being the best ever, cooked to perfection. Service was excellent too. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Overall the visit to Palate was disappointing. The service was good, very attentive staff and the atmosphere was very pleasant. However, the food was generally unremarkable by fine dining standards and I’m afraid the incredibly fatty steak, fillet steak was inedible. There was indeed more...More

Thank Sam P
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I had dinner here with my husband last night and we were both very impressed. We are discerning diners and not all that easy to impress but this restaurant had it all. Beautiful ambience and decor, great service, and wonderful food...the most important ingredient of...More

1  Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Palate is one of our favourite restaurants which we visit once a year for our wedding anniversary. Always great food and service. However this time the wait for food was too long. Almost 45 minutes until we got our entree and then at least another...More

Thank Sassysas1970
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Delicious food, well presented and the wait time from ordering till it was presented at the table was not excessive. Dined as part of a group of 20+ and no one was disappointed. Would dine here again if the opportunity presents itself.

Thank Gramari
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get in on the chef’s table and we were very impressed with the service and the food. The high light for me was the snapper and soft shell crab dish it was to die for. They were very accommodating as...More

Thank Dylan L
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Response from KFB1966 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a lift from the lobby straight into the restaurant
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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