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Palate Restaurant

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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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for celebratory dinners with friends and family. Staff are friendly and helpful. Dishes are complex with amazing layers of flavour. Portion sizes are perfect. Allow time for a pre-dinner drink.

Thank 550Nanzy
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 1 week ago

A friend recommended this restaurant and how right he was. Not cheap, but superb food and excellent service. They have an extensive wine list, but as usual we headed for an Otago pinot noir and the 2012 Hawksdun was brilliant ($85). Try the duck entree...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and it was ranked highly so we checked it out for lunch. The express lunch menu was a good option and the lamb shank was delicious. The tunes playing didn't really suit what appeared to be a fine dining restaurant...More

Thank Axel T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always go to Palate to celebrate our birthdays and we always leave happy. The food is delicious, fabulous service and great atmosphere.

Thank Sandie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Palate now every year for the last 17 years ever since our first date. It's always a special occasion for us. Once again our meals last night were superb. You just cannot fault the attention to detail the chefs put...More

Thank Sassysas1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the President's dinner for the annual Conference of Water New Zealand we were served excellent food in a delightful environment. The seared salmong starter was succulent and the NZ lamb as the main course delicious. Great wines were served, from a rather sweetish Pinot...More

Thank robert_bos53
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We really enjoyed the entrées and main meals however the desert was inedible. 4 of the 5 of us ordered the 'doughnuts, saffron poached pear, cajeta, truffled ice cream, sorrel'. The ice cream tasted like strong garlic and ruined everything it touched! We could have...More

Thank farminventor
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had a group of seven on a degustation menu and were all thoroughly impressed. The food was beautifully presented with clever well executed flavours. The wines complimented the meals perfectly and the excellent service completed the evening. Thank you for a truly memorable dining...More

Thank OrcaRestaurant
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If this isn't the best restaurant in Hamilton, it must be in the conversation. Every dish was absolutely stunning.

Thank stevebB419SO
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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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