Monday to Friday
6.30am - 10am
Saturday & Sunday
6.30am - 11am
Lunch all day menu is available from 10am until 11pm. Dinner from 6pm until 10pm.
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Restaurant on Alma
Restaurant on Alma is located
at Novotel Tainui Hotel, which is
superbly situated in the heart of the
city on the banks of the Waikato
River. Enjoy a contemporary fusion
of Pacific Rim and European cuisine
in a warm indoor or alfresco balcony
atmosphere, or indulge in the
unique ‘Eat Well’ menu options –
a healthy, yet tasty, alternative.
Relax and unwind at any time of
the day at Restaurant on Alma.
Food took 30mins to come out and 4/8 dishes were sent back to be cooked longer. They did give us drinks on the house for the trouble so that made it a bit better. The service was great though. Friendly accomodating staff
Exceptional meal once again. The portions are very generous and the servers were once again well-trained, friendly and impeccable. Very pleasant meal.
My dining was at the Long Lunch on 14th March, it was absolutely brilliant and full marks to the chef and staff for an excellent menu and presentation. Perfect weather was a bonus, pity about the yachting.
I was not expectin too much, but great service and good food and nice setting by the river.
This was a wonderful experience and made the birthday celebration even more memorable.
Excellent food and service, and a relaxed atmosphere.
Update the international website with current menu and promotions - very out of date.
Great food, beautifully presented.
Very disappointing service and food especially as it was for a dpecisl occasion. Menu very ordinary.
Staff were very pleasant and helpful, we really enjoyed our dining experience. Just one comment though for future consideration re seating - would be easier to converse amongst us if one person sitting on each end of table with perhaps a slightly shorter table 🙂
Nice hotel and lovely restaurant.
The staff were very accommodating and they served us in good time - there was just the right amount of time between courses and there was no pressure to order more or leave.
when checking the menu before booking online it was completely different to the all day brunch menu on the day. Food was very ordinary and limited selection. very disappointed.
Great place for breaky with the family/ friends/ business meetings. Great selection. Great staff. Thank you for having us.
Wonderful staff, all of them, thank you
We ordered a $77 bottle of wine which was plonked on the table. When I asked for it to be poured our waitress seemed surprised. This was a client dinner which to be honest was just plain embarrassing. I am an Accor plus member and stay/dine often at Novotel throughout Australasia, I have never found service Like this anywhere. Come on people, please give your staff at least some basic training. Also, very small selection of craft beer and no drambuie for after dinner. Finally with a positive the fish was great. Happy to discuss if someone would like to call me, you have my number with the booking. 6 people at 6.00 You are my local Novotel and we need you to be better.
May be just after the lock down, the menu was a bit thin.
We had pleasant family time during the whole weekend. Food was good to enjoy and staff were patient and friendly. Will come back again and recommend to friends.
Very nice meal
Loved the out look and the staff were obliging.
It's great that we have this wonderful restaurant on Firsttable. Everything was great, friendly staffs, everyone enjoyed their dish of beef and lamb, I would be more thrilled if they had better option for fish other than Tuna, so I had chicken instead and it was superb. Overall very satisfactory.
We been with Dan a few time before at your restaurant and that was a happy time. Last our vis was a big disappointment of all food. Change your menu or change you chef . The great think was our waitress - you and smile Maori girl that was trying hard to make us happy. Thanks to you!
Great food and service will definitely go back again.
We had to wait 45 minutes for the food and there were only 4 people in the restaurant. A staff member was still vacuuming & cleaning the first 10 minutes we were there - not a good look. Staff where pleasant and attentive.
Beautiful meal I am wondering why this great restaurant doesn't recieve more publicity locally. Interesting menu and creative food presentation.