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Prof's at Woodlands

££ - £££Cafe, International,
42 Whitikahu Road | Gordonton, Hamilton 3264, New Zealand
+64 274 690 694
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“pork belly” (5 reviews)
“rosti” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
42 Whitikahu Road | Gordonton, Hamilton 3264, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting was perfect on a sunny day in winter. Pork Belly was OK but could have been more crispy and there was a lot of fat which had not been rendered down. The rest of the meal was good - sauces and apple slaw...More

Thank Maggie24nz
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It was a winters day on a Sunday, the place was a buzz. Loved seeing the children laughing and playing on the oval and many parents joining in. Plenty of yummy food to choose from. Staff were flat out but couldnt of been more happy...More

Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Enjoyed a lovely winters day at Woodlands Estate. The cafe there was picture perfect overlooking the house and the cricket ground. The place just has a relaxed vibe. Service and food are excellent with a great selection of wine and craft beer. Another highlight is...More

1  Thank Marc S
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I get that this is a family oriented environment but if you are going to wait 40min for food then you would expect it we good! I ate the chips, but how hard is it to cook good chips.

1  Thank LEXC80
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Booked a table for 4 All 4 expressed that the food from the menu was excellent ,with good sized portions, Those that had desert repeated the compliment,( and also took more food home when passing the cabinet.) Seated outside on the edge of the cricket...More

1  Thank thehaven2017
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Four of us went for lunch on a Saturday. The venue is well-signposted off the main road near Gordonton, and there is ample parking. We had booked, but arrived early, and were seated immediately at a table outside. Being a sunny winter's day, that was...More

1  Thank Cadarnle
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My extended Family and I went to Profs for lunch today expecting a good experience.Ten people. We were sat ,cramped, at a table set for 8, whilst a group of 6 were seated ten minutes later at the table set for Ten right behind us....More

Thank Kiwi_Wanda_Ra
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We were out in the area so called in for a late lunch. (1.30 ish) The place was very busy and we were seated outside, not so great for a cold day. After waiting for over 30 minutes, when the waitress said she would be...More

Thank Chiefsfans
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Another interesting luncheon. Great service ,new menu from previous visit and food to match the service,

Thank bprskrr
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Nice breakfast stop on Lions tour. A lovely location on cricket oval and well worth a visit. Will return on next visit to the Waikato.

Thank BillD2006
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Buffet, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Whitikahu Road | Gordonton, Hamilton 3264, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 274 690 694
  • E-mail
Situated on the edge of a cricket oval beneath huge old trees planted in the 19th century, this gem of a cafe offers fabulous food and excellent coffee away from the pressures of the city. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and occasional nights (such as quiz night Fridays), Prof's is also great for private functions, such as birthdays, high teas, and special events. While parents sit back and enjoy fine food, children can run about in the cricket oval or amuse themselves with a range of toys, including trolleys from the cafe. Afterwards take a stroll in the heritage gardens, recently awarded the prestige of being a Garden of National Significance. And do pop into the historic homestead, where the Anchor brand started. Wheelchair access available.
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