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20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2921
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (24 reviews)
17:30 - 23:00All hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went to Palate for dinner. The restaurant is spacious with plenty of room for people to move around. We were welcomed on arrival and asked if we wanted drinks to start or go straight to our table. Carpet on the floor meant...More

Thank Petedf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband & I had the most wonderful evening at Palate enjoying their Degustation experience! The atmosphere of the restaurant was so warm and welcoming and the staff were brilliant from start to finish. Mat served up the most delicious food and the portions were...More

Thank Michaela G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know it will sound wrong. BUT amazing food and wines,even served at a correct temperature & not frozen! for Hamilton. You expect this level of food in capital cities but this level of food and wine and service is a great surprise. A great...More

Thank macca222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a surprise birthday dinner here last night with 15 of us...We had a set menu that my husband had organized and what an experience!!!! Every course was delectable!!! This fine dining experience was well worth the money we spent on it. Service was excellent,...More

Thank Rossydos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in for the degustation menu which was an experience everyone should try. It was not only entertaining with your special designated viewing area in the kitchen, but every meal that came out with matching wine was faultless. The head chef personally brings out...More

Thank griffi39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner came in for dinner last saturday for dinner, and everything was delicious! The paua tortellini and gnocci were the best!

Thank Daven Y
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Top quality dinning in Hamilton with quality service tray Tuesdays for a special deal Love the pate a meal on its own

Thank awal9898
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

An excellent meal that was high quality and well presented. Good atmosphere and waiting staff were friendly and helpful. Perhaps a little slow in getting the food out, especially for a lunchtime meal on a workday in a quiet restaurant.

1  Thank DaveDogNZ
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The food at Palate is pretty good but expensive and the atmosphere is undeservedly pretentious. A much better dining experience with similar food options can be had on Victoria Street.

Thank OpinionatedBrit
Reviewed 13 April 2017

which is known for its innovative food and very good service. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and unlike many in Hamilton, it is not burdened by a noisy atmosphere which precludes good conversation. All the mains were perfectly delicious but the creme brule was...More

1  Thank Irwi
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ho Y
Hows the set lunch/working lunch here? Good? portion decent?
21 June 2017|
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Response from ArJun S | Reviewed this property |
The working lunch is good and tastes great. However, the portion isn't huge. It is a good place to take valued clients too (i.e. to close a deal). I must emphasize that the food tastes great despite the portion. Palate chefs... More
Esther L
is the menue online
8 July 2016|
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Response from FoodLover3434 | Reviewed this property |
Yip it's on their website
Hi, we are looking at somewhere nice for a birthday lunch tomorrow. Can you please tell me if you cater to gluten free and if so, does your set lunch menu have a selection to cover this? Thanks Jenny
22 July 2015|
Response from 954matm | Property representative |
Hi we are open for lunch tues to Fri from 11.30 till 2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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