Phone: 07 834 2921
Email: [email protected]
LUNCH: Tues- Fri 11.30am till 2pm
DINNER: Tues - Sat 5.30pm till late
CLOSED: Sundays & Mondays
Phone: 07 834 2921
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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.
The food and drink were excellent, but I liked the service the most. The staff are really friendly and the ambiance is formal, but nice. I would like to see more wine available by glass because as a couple I don’t want to drink a whole bottle.
Fabulous meal once again, Palate only seems to get better & better if that is even possible. Maybe its just that we are addicted to mouth watering flavourful food and fantastic service, either way you can't surpass you guys for a memorable dining experience.
We have dined at Palete twice now and it definitely won’t be the last. I have a number of allergies and most restaurants either turn me away or provide a bland meal, but I get treated with the utmost care at palete and provided with a beautiful meal that is not only free from my allergies, but DELICIOUS. On top of this, the service is always exceptional, and the price point is great for the quality. I highly recommend palete.
Excellent service and food. Would recommend
Came in for an early dinner at 5.30pm for the Friday "fish n sips" $20 deal. Ended up buying 1/2 dozen oysters and a dessert on top of. No regrets. What a great start to my weekend. Thanks palate
Delicious food in a beautiful setting. Will be back again!
Great meal. Love the fact that the restaurant is quiet even though some large groups were in.
Been meaning to come to Palate for absolutely ages. Finally went along last night for an anniversary meal and it lived up to expectations. The Silver Ferns Farm dish was amazing and I wish I had got my own Tortellini because I didn't want to share! Atmosphere was amazing and I love how the bar and lounge area are separate from the dining area. Very modern and funky but cosy on such a cold night. Thank you for the delicious meal and wine, I will be back!
Best lamb I have had in a very long time
Staff very efficient; service excellent; food superb. A great dining experience all round
Once again the food was fantastic, as was the service. One of the only restaurants in Hamilton for consistently excellent dining.
Continues to meet the highest standards year in year out. The ideal venue for that special meal out and a real asset to the city.
Fabulous dinning experience once again. We come here regularly for any special occasion and sometimes just as a treat. Service is top notch and the food is divine, Matt is a genius in the kitchen and backed up by his brilliant wait staff Palate is unbeatable in my opinion.
I'd love for Matt to bring back the salted caramel ice cream trio dessert. lovely lunch, thanks for having us.
The entree of belly pork was quite creative but when you compare the price of entrees with the mains I could have done with at least 4 times the volume of pork.
Excellent service and food... well what can I say...except best food we have had in Hamilton in years!
A most enjoyable evening and meal thank you & the lamb, fillet and oysters was delicious.
Brilliant Mothers Day lunch. Exquisite food and very clever menu. Could not fault anything on food or service (and I am a very discerning foodie!) - and this was my first time at Palate so hopefully not my last. Well done and THANK YOU. Belinda
Again received beautiful food and great service. A wonderful Mother's Day lunch. Thank you.
I would thoroughly recommend Palate. It is set in a beautiful place with a view of the native bush and Waikato river, the staff are helpful and attentive, the ambiance is relaxing and the food is divine, with fresh high quality ingredients and reasonable prices.
Top effort from Matt and the team! Have dined here 20 odd times over the years and this was among the best. I think you guys are onto a winner with both of your SFF dishes! All the best for the finals lads! Cheers
Great food love trying something different thank you for always being amazing