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“I get the hype but it’s not for us”
Review of Gothenburg

Gothenburg
Ranked #2 of 426 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Gothenburg serves a great selection of tapas. We focus on having a relaxed atmosphere combined with excellent service. We have a beautiful view of Waikato River from our dining room and outdoor terrace, and are located just a minutes walk from the main street.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We understood why this place is popular. The chef is obviously very talented, all dishes are very well presented and recipes are imaginative and original. You wouldn’t be wrong if you called this a “gastronomic adventure” or something hip like that.

One thing we didn’t like was how our waiter was rushing us to move on with the dinner. He would come over every couple of minutes before we got a chance to read the menu, ask us if we wanted another drink when our glasses were still half full etc. This made us a bit uncomfortable but then realised it was probably the particular person being new/nervous so it wasn’t a big deal. We can just put that aside.

The reason why this place is not for us, and this is very subjective, is because we thought the personality of the chef was over dominating the dishes. Everything we tried was attempting to surprise our senses and we didn’t feel the ingredients were given the opportunity to bring up their character. If having a great meal is like watching a great movie, this felt like a good documentary. It felt less like a meal and more like a discovery.

Then again if this is the kind of thing you are into then this is definitely the place for you... it’s just not for us.

Thank Haris42
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this amazing place in July this year for a birthday and had the function room. The tapa food was amazing - fresh, tasty and unique flavours. Service and atmosphere were also great. We will definitely try out the restaurant downstairs next time!

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tapas based menu... beautiful dishes... we tried the chefs selection. Craft beer, riverside location. Prices medium/high but excellent dining.

Thank 937grahamw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very classy restaurant specialising in high quality food and wines in a modern riverside setting . The service is excellent and the food varied . It is a place to be savoured . Classics get a modern twist and everything is cooked to perfection. Sharing plates , quality ingredients and excellent service . Gothenberg overlooks the river , the trees provide a brilliant canopy of colour . It’s s wondeful experience with a matching price .

Thank jnmjones
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for catching up with old friends what more do you want the food drinks surrounding over the river just a nice place overall

Thank ElizabethP3703
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