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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 Friday, 20 September 2019

Found restaurant to be quite warm. Our server was fabulous! Very accomodating.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Food was excellent. Very good service.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

A Nice Place for Lunch

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Visited On Thursday, 19 September 2019

Great service Lovely lunch

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Nice place for a special dinner, given it's high prices. Unfortunately the food disappointed. Wonderful ingredients and interesting sounding menu - but the end product was pretty average, with nothing really outstanding about the taste experience. With so many great restaurants to choose from in Hamilton, this no longer rates highly for us.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Excellent evening out couldn’t fault anything definitely be back again.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

The bed lamb meal in 56 years!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Nick and I have been popping in from time to time on a Thursday night. Every time we have been greeted and treated with the best friendly,yet professional service from all the team. We come back time and time again for the wine list, service and privacy. And the food is fab too. Thanks Hannah for making us feel special xxx look forward our next drop in .

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 September 2019

2nd time Ive been for lunch lately and would rate it best in Hamilton.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Still the best restaurant in Hamilton, excellent food, wonderful service, best cocktails. Everything always works so seamlessly. And with a $25 steak special (and a stunning steak too) - really good value for money. I do not usually give 5 stars for everything to anyone

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

An excellent meal that has to be one of the best restaurants in the Waikato. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

excellent food, ambience and service. We will definitely recommend Palate to others.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Loved the food however was disappointed there was no Zero or No sugar coke, only option of diet coke (which I don't like) - also no L & P and we felt being in NZ this should've been available - need to look at your drink options and having these available for purchase.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

A wonderful evening, we weren’t just served food- we were presented with art! Outstanding

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Loved everything about our visit last night. Food was absolutely amazing , lovely atmosphere. We appreciate the fact that the environment isn’t noisy ( my husband has a hearing disability) and the background music was just perfect. Palate is our favourite restaurant!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Service is always exemplary food is always a taste sensation. Hannah's recommendations never let us down.

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Food was sensational. Our waitress was friendly, fun - everything was perfect. Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Food stunning as always. Service and ambience impeccable.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Great asset to the Hamilton dining scene

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Last night was the best meal I've had there. Just delicious. The service was exceptional. Couldn't fault our evening. A great night with great friends.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

As always fabulous food and atmosphere

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Wonderful wine selection for the food we chose.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

We have been to Palate Restaurant 3 times now with friends and would certainly recommend to others We will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Exceptional food and service. Palate is still my favourite NZ restaurant!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

We had an outstanding evening having not been at Palate for some time. It was superb all round

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