Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Hamilton

Hayes Common

Journey across to Hamilton East to this bustling new opening in a former garage. Thoroughly unpretentious, Hayes Common's versatile menu stretches from acai bowls for breakfast through to dukkah fried eggs or a jerk…
Top Choice Malyasian in Hamilton

Madame Woo

The authentic flavours of Malaysian street food are served in this high-ceilinged space just off Victoria St. Partner Asian-inspired cocktails or craft beer with Madame Woo's signature hawker rolls crammed with pork…
Tapas in Hamilton

Gothenburg

Showcasing a scenic riverside spot with high ceilings and a summer-friendly deck, Gothenburg is one of our favourite Hamilton restaurants. The menu of shared plates effortlessly spans the globe – try the pork and ki…
Modern NZ in Hamilton

Chim Choo Ree

In a heritage building beside the river, Chim Choo Ree focuses on small plates such as tuna tartare with rugby grapefruit, goat curd tortellini, and confit pork belly, plus larger, equally inventive mains using duck…
Ice Cream in Hamilton

Duck Island Ice Cream

A dazzling array of ever-changing flavours – how does rhubarb and Szechuan peppercorn or blackberry, sage and honey sound? – makes Duck Island one of NZ’s best ice-cream parlours. The sunny corner location is infuse…
Modern NZ in Hamilton

Palate

Simple, sophisticated Palate has a well-deserved reputation for lifting the culinary bar across regional NZ. The innovative menu features highlights such as beef-cheek ravioli with smoked mushroom and a blue-cheese …
Cafe in Hamilton

Rocket Espresso

Part of the emerging dining scene across the river in Hamilton East, Rocket Espresso lures caffeine fiends to gather at communal tables strewn with foodie magazines and newspapers. The concise menu ranges from excel…
Cafe in Hamilton

Hazel Hayes

This mash-up of country kitchen decor showcases inventive cafe fare. Free-range and organic options punctuate the short, focused menu, and both the service and coffee are very good. Try the homemade hash browns with…
Cafe in Hamilton

River Kitchen

River Kitchen does things with simple style: cakes, gourmet breakfasts and fresh seasonal lunches (angle for the salmon hash), and a barista who knows his beans. It’s the kind of place you visit for breakfast, come …
Market in Hamilton

Hamilton Farmers Market

Located northeast across the river in Claudelands, this farmers market is a veritable Sunday-morning feast of local cheeses, baked goods and produce. A piping hot and flaky treat from the Raglan Pie Co is a pretty g…