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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 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to catch up with friends and settled on Palate. The food choice was excellent and the wait staff were great. The only really draw back is that we were near the kitchen and it was hard to hear then conversation over the calls...More

Thank DavidW12936
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still the best, most consistent in Hamilton. Stunning food, all 3 courses, interesting combinations - beautifully prepared - delicious - the taste buds go on a culinary journey. And the Tinkerbell cocktail - quite amazing. Service was good & atmosphere is very good - it...More

Thank Gerry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a family birthday dinner and had the best experience. Service was great, good drink and food options and the food was amazing. Every one of us raved about our meals for deals. Will definitely be visiting again!!

Thank Excursion31976874739
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for the 7 course meal and sat at the Kitchen Table, what an amazing experience to watch the behind the scenes of a restaurant, Mat was our chef for the night and produced high quality and very enjoyable food....More

Thank BoardingPass826985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today we went to this restaurant to celebrate my mother’s birthday, and from the previous experience we were looking forward, however this turns out to be the worst birthday dinner ever. The duck they served up was tough and dry, clearly overcooked but when we...More

Thank motcc96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent. Beautifully cooked and presented. Balanced with some interest to each dish. Service was friendly and comfortable .

Thank julierH6265JU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great dining experience here - well located high quality joint just between Hamilton’s only two hotels. Expansive menu with a refreshingly different range of beers. Wait staff are outstanding and conversational. Perfect place to entertain clients visiting Hamilton.

Thank richriley72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Palate with my wife when we stayed in Hamilton. Great selection of wine and beers combined with a great menu. Food was excellent which matched the atmosphere. Key to the night was the fantastic wait staff member serving us. Great personality and...More

Thank SmokeyRH3
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Food and service were both equally amazing. We were taken care of very very well, the gentleman who looked after us was lovely and professional. We could not fault the food. Well presented and equally as delicious. We had an amazing evening - thank you!

Thank GreerM28
Reviewed 9 September 2018

For special occasions we go to Palate. I have never known the food to be anything less than superb. We were there for a quiet celebration for two. The food was truly wonderful, the setting and ambiance very good. But the experience was marred by...More

Thank nettstaylor
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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