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Phone: 07 834 2921
Email: [email protected]
LUNCH: Tues- Fri 11.30am till 2pm
DINNER: Tues - Sat 5.30pm till late
CLOSED: Sundays & Mondays

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About Palate Restaurant

In 2015 Palate celebrates ten years since the restaurant first opened. Head chef and owner Mat McLean and his team deliver one of the best food and wine experiences in the Waikato.

Located beside the river in the heart of Hamilton the spacious, monochromatic, split-level restaurant provides the perfect setting for fresh, seasonal top quality produce matched to a stunning wine list.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Had a wonderful night with a 5 course degustation menu. Food was delicious and service exemplary.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Amazing food as always ..... love love love the battered oysters and study of a Granny Smith

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Great service match by great food

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Amazing service and food - an outstanding dining experience.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Lunch here is fine; attentive (but not too) service, lovely setting, but quite honestly I am not quite sure - as a vegetarian who has had lunch here quite often in the last six months without any serious acknowledgement that there are a lot of us about - it's high time for a menu revamp. As I indicated last time I commented. Or are you happy that enough meat eaters fill your tables?

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

excellent service and food. High recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Oysters YUM!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Good service.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

We had several food restrictions, and the kitchen was thoughtful and made our experience very easy and enjoyable!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Lack of service staff Wait for long time to place order Good food Nice wines Hard to find parking nearby

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Great venue,great food and good wine selection. What more could you want for a quiet night out.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Fantastic meal with a great wine selection.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

We had a really nice time, the food and service was amazing and really appreciated that we didn’t feel rushed.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Another great evening. Wine oclock was great. And our dinner afterwards was lovely. Food top notch and service excellent. Cant fault.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Awesome food, lovely peaceful environment. Will defs come here again!

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Wonderful food and service, as always, so thank you. A very big party here tonight (post funeral) so not down near the river - not a problem but when it is two people it is nice to be down at the bottom or away from the big party.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Great food & service

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

food was amazing, felt the service could have been a tad more attentive, but over all was a great experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Epic. We will be back. Food was just perfect, innovative, different and it all worked, but on top of that I was warm, comfy, our table was perfect size for us, there was a low hum of content noise rather than the harsh jarring clatter often found in other establishments. Our long suffering waiter was polite and attentive and basically lovely. Happy days.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

Fantastic meal with great service. Still the Hamilton front runner

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The food are too salty

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Very disappointed,food nicely presented but bland and tasteless. Staff very good, polite and helpful. Saturday night and not very busy, is this a reflection of the disappointing food? Don’t think Matt was on, certainly usually much better food when he is there. Oysters poorly presented, not even cold, no ice, nothing but a little vinegar, sashimi passable but no sign of spicy calamari, steak and lamb very pretty but bland.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Great food, wine and service! Couldn’t recommend more.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Amazing night, amazing food! Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

The best fine dining experience in Hamilton. Everything was perfect. Thank you!

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