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Palate Restaurant

20 Alma Street , Hamilton, New Zealand
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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 Thursday, 18 April 2019

Hey Guy’s, I have dined at palate over 25 times over a number of years and it has always been my favorite place. Your guys food is the best and the service is always great. Tonight was no exception and was probably the best I’ve had there yet!! Top stuff

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Small issue with a piece of plastic in the entree but how it was dealt with was fine.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Always love come here, food is amazing!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Very nice will come again

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Beautiful food and wine. Lovely outlook to the trees. Waitress quite abrupt and rushed us which was a shame.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Food and service were top class.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Lamb rump was amazing. Perfect venue for mother's birthday. Will definitely be back for my own birthday later this month.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

A tremendous evening. Excellent food and even better service. A special night that was recognized by the staff Tumeke!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Consistency - great service and good always look forward to next visit

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Service was great. Lovely, friendly staff. I had the venison and my husband had the steak. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Fantastic venue, we had a group of 22 with a very nice set menu and the service was excellent & efficient

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Amazing food & great service!

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

The food was outstanding, but the service was indifferent at best. Between us we had the sashimi, pork belly, gnocchi and venison topside - all were perfectly executed. On the downside we got hardly any interaction from our server - plates sat for ages before being cleared; we weren't checked on or offered another drink (in fact we tried to make eye contact to wave someone over, but even that proved difficult). When we finally got dessert menus, we asked for a wine menu as well which never arrived so we gave up and left in favour of dessert at home.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 December 2018

Loved it! Will be back soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

We love Palate, but our service was not in keeping with the level of fine dining. My wife asked about specials and the server made some sarcastic remark. The other issue was that once the meals were delivered no one ever returned to check on us.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Superb. About 15 years ago we visited Hamilton and dined at a restaurant that (if we are remembering correctly) was named "Tables on The River". And we loved it. A few years later we again stayed in Hamilton and discovered that this restaurant was now called "Palate". We were so pleased to find that our entire dining experience was still stunning. We have been another couple of times, and always look forward to our Hamilton visits partly because we can count on this place. And a special thanks to our (youngish) waiter in our recent visit for helping to make our special-number wedding anniversary extra special.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

My partner and I went to what we thought was a high end restaurant with an great ambient atmosphere. What we got was a very loud chef who thought he was Gordon Ramsay and shouted every single order out at full volume so that we couldn't hear each other speak over his noise. The whole restaurant put up with that all night. My partner complained to the waitress and she said she would tell him to keep it down but if anything he was louder. My partners steak was so chewy she sent it back, but the waitress returned saying that the chef said he thought it was fine and asked if my partner wanted it cooked some more. My partner didn't want it back and we left thinking it was the strangest dinner experience we'd had. We wouldn't go back there with because of that chef. Fortunately, my own meal was perfect.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Amazing meal with top notch service! Thanks for a lovely evening.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Really lovley meal....value for money! Cabt wait to visit again. 10/10.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A wonderful evening for a birthday celebration was had with superb food and amazing service. The flavours and presentation of the food were world class. The team at Palate certainly did not disappoint. We felt special from the moment we were welcomed to the restaurant. We will return 🥇

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

Great service, food was delicious and my coffee was lovely. Atmosphere was a tad cold but the scenery made up for it. Thank you for having me.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Incredible food, drink and service. Fabulous choice for anniversary dinner.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Lovely setting for the excellent value two course lunch special. And we received great service - pleasant and professional.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

A fabulous night for our group. Only positive feedback from everyone.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Service was outstanding, we had the wine pairing with our meal which we have never done before and loved it. Great little place, will return for sure!

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