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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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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday 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
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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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When booking I asked if we could have a 'table with a view' as we had friends visiting from overseas - well they didn't disappoint. The service was great, unfortunately we didn't get the name of our waiter, he was young but really good. We...More

Thank NMVino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like the quaint size then this is your venu. The food was delicious and expensive. Nice venu with lovely outside setting. Parking can be limited unless you park on the street, at sky city Hamilton, stay at the Ibis and Novotel hotels.

Thank Turresian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked online and had high expectations based on the reputation Palate has. So, so disappointed. It was an anniversary dinner and we were seated in a nearly empty restaurant by a pillar with the table stuck in a corner. Only 2 sides available for seating...More

Thank JBMTeKowahi
Reviewed 16 March 2018

I was pleasantly surprised to wander past Palate on a walk along the Waikato River waterfront. I chose to come back for dinner and was pleasantly quite satisfied with my main.The market fish on a red-pepper puree was beautifully cooked as were the chips, grilled...More

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