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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 Friday, 10 August 2018

We always enjoy dining at Palate. All staff provide great service and have been at Palate for a long time. They get to know the regular customers and you feel very welcome. One of Hamilton’s best restaurants.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Palate never disappoints. Top notch.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Amazing service, beautiful meal, best steak in town (better than Smith & McKenzie) and that blue cheese pudding!!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Hi, we tried the $25 express lunch menu, and were very impressed with the both the quality and presentation of the food. The service was also excellent. I would definitely recommend this as a fine dining experience. Thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

We had a delicious meal and the service was fantastic. Thanks so much!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Had a fantastic night dining at Palate Restaurant. Our dietary requirements were well catered for. Had a friendly host.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Top quality.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

- The Tinkerbell’s Lemonade cocktail is amazing - The goat’s blue cheese is too overwhelming. Goats cheese and blue cheese are separately very strong; together, the flavours detracts from other foods.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Amazing food & drink thourouly recommend. Hamilton & Nz has along way to come on creating a buzz about food and hospitality...

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Wonderful food beautiful service thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

The T-bone steak special was excellent value for a midweek meal. Delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

One of our favourite restaurants in Hamilton. We’ve had 2 amazing degustations with friends / parents plus held a 60th birthday party for family member there. Each time we’ve all loved it. Absolutely can rave about the degustation menus - a definite must for any foodie reading this! Each time, the courses have been completely different to the last. Staff, service and food are exemplary. Friendly and allowed us to take our time. The courses that Head Chef Matt made for the degustation looked exquisite and tasted divine. (The soft poached egg with polenta was the only one that got mixed reviews from the group!). Really creative combinations of food and great ambience all add up for a pretty special night out.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

We have been to Palate on a regular basis and this restaurant has never let us down. The food is well presented and tastes superb. Staff are welcoming, polite and remember us from our previous visits. This shows the quality of the restaurant as a place to eat but also as a work place.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

Really delicious as always, and the staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Once again the food and service was exemplary!! Proving that Palate is the best place to dine in Hamilton!! Thanks again for a fantastic evening!!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Had a great night with friends celebrating a birthday. Great food and service - don't know why we haven't been before now - we'll be back for sure. Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Amazing food! The artichoke brûlée was exceptional. Great service and lovely wine matches. Thanks for a wonderful evening!!

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Beautiful meal wonderful service

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

We really didn’t like the plates! We thought the service was excellent - friendly but not intrusive.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Perfect T-bone and accompaniments and delicious, interesting & highly recommended panacotta dessert. Great attention to detail. All in our party were very happy and will come again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Food was excellent! The waitress was very good(she recommended the lamb main meal) excellent choice, it was scrumptious. We dine out regularly, and have not been impressed with many restaurants in Hamilton unfortunately. We were hugely impressed with our dining experience at Palate, thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Had a great evening here and enjoyed all aspects of the food. Also had great service throughout the evening.

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Disappointed once again with the tiny Entrees and over priced. Would skip the Entrees and just have a main and dessert.

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Fantastic service...great food..just wish it wasnt so dark so we could see what we were eating!

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