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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 1 week ago

A great experience from the moment you step in the door. I parked the car and when I got to the restaurant the rest of party were sitting in the comfy chairs have a drink. Even though it was our booking time we could have...More

Thank Wayne K
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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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleased to have an opportunity to have lunch here, mainly because as a bit of a foodie (as you’ll see from my profile), I’d heard a lot about it. There was a group of us, this was midweek in the centre of town...More

Thank Wowzap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time dinning at Palate. First impressions as you walk in, its very pleasant, i liked the vibe of this place, relaxed comfortable tasteful but not pretentious. The staff could not have done a better job, very pleasant, service with a smile, made for...More

Thank thatcarguy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here before but always as a business dinner. My wife & I came here, arrived early & have now firmly cemented Palate as our favourite restaurant in Hamilton. The welcome, the service & the food were all brilliant. The setting is great, the...More

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Palate is superb in every way. Chef Matt McLean has won countless awards and you can see and taste why. Have dined there many times and always stunned by the quality. Plus excellent service and a great riverside setting. Not the cheapest place to eat...More

Thank Malcolm T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Went there with a large group and had ordered a limited set menu (two choices for each of entree, main and dessert) The wait staff were most helpful and liaised with the kitchen to ensure the diner would be satisfied. Although downstairs, there is a...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

From the bread to ravioli starter to gnocchi and beef entrees, Palate didn’t miss a move. The Te Awa wine was a very nice complement, too. Even the oddly creative desserts were yummy! Our waitress was very pleasant and candid, which we appreciated. And she...More

Thank S F
Reviewed 8 October 2017

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
Reviewed 7 October 2017

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
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, 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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