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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank stevebB419SO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Don_K_Kingston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for our anniversary and had the most wonderful meal. Great service from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Very attentive and friendly staff. The food is just amazing as always and never disappointing here! Great for that special occasion when...More

Thank Ali C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is second time we have visited Palate. Service & food were amazing just like our last visit. We had lunch special of 2 courses for $50. Great selection to have. Food was amazing! This restaurant always amazes me. Thank you Palate 😀

Thank Kara-Lee C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We arrived early (as we usually do) on a cold winter night. Warm welcome, great table, tucked away for two. Beautiful meal. Thank you Palate

Thank bepaElivis
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Really good experience - from booking, sorting out a taxi - we were going to the Theatre so needed to get away in good time. The service is truly very good, and the food was outstanding, decent wine list and reasonable value - this is...More

Thank chitake
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My wife and I attended a family members 50th wedding anniversary at Palate yesterday. Although it was lunchtime event, the 3 course set menu was degustation in orientation. The waiting staff and kitchen brigade were faced with the daunting task of taking orders and delivering...More

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here on a rare date. We don't eat out often, but when we do we like to experience nice places. The atmosphere was incredible and the food was top notch. The staff were very professional. We were impressed when the...More

Thank Jaron G
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Four of us went to Palate for dinner. The restaurant is spacious with plenty of room for people to move around. We were welcomed on arrival and asked if we wanted drinks to start or go straight to our table. Carpet on the floor meant...More

Thank Petedf
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Nearby Attractions
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5 July 2017|
Response from KFB1966 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a lift from the lobby straight into the restaurant
Ho Y
22 June 2017|
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Response from Hilary G | Reviewed this property |
perfect ladies who lunch portion however it's the prefect place to take someone you want to impress you can always ask for a dozen oysters for a starter before the two courses!
Esther L
8 July 2016|
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Response from FoodLover3434 | Reviewed this property |
Yip it's on their website
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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