The Roaming Giant

789 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, 3214
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Monday-Thursday 4pm-late
Friday-Sunday 11.30am-late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About The Roaming Giant

The circus was known to frequent Claudelands, bringing with it giant animals such as elephants, giraffes, and even the odd bear.

When not delighting the Hamilton Public, the animals often made attempts for their freedom with the hope of exploring the neighbouring Claudelands bush.

Old newspaper articles tell us that some of these attempts were successful - one detailing the disbelief a young boy experienced on his way home from school after coming face to face with an elephant doing its best to hide amongst the trees.

This is just one of the many accounts of the roaming giants that used to visit this area, and though sightings are rare these days, we've got plenty of room out back for them just in case.

Escape the circus out there, and wander in.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Watched the chiefs play the crusaders in this year's final. Awesome place to watch rugby. Yummy food and great service. Would most definitely recommend to come here.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

My husband and I had a lovely meal at Roaming Giant last night which was in celebration of my birthday. The service was great, atmosphere was nice (it was a bit earlier so not too busy or loud) and the food was delicious. We shared the cheesy garlic loaf to start, can't really go wrong with that it's simply delish. I had the chicken burger which I couldn't fault (oh except for the chorizo patty that did feel a little out of place in a chicken burger and probably doesn't need it but otherwise was yum). My husband had the beef burger which he always enjoys too. Thanks for a great evening, we'll definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Great service, considering place was packed prior to a concert! Good value!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Please pass on thanks to our waitress. Lovely polite friendly service

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Thank you very much. There were 22 of us and the staff made us very welcome and they were very patient and cheerful waiting for everyone to pay attention and get around to ordering their food. The service was great. I would recommend the place highly for a large group

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Very good experience from booking to service and payment.Will visit again soon.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Great meals and very friendly services, but a little disappointing that our table wasn't ready when we arrived despite booking on line and confirming our numbers the day before.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

lovely evening! A huge Thankyou for letting me come in early and drop off a cake and decorate the table, that was super kind of the staff! A big Thankyou to Dre (I think that’s how you spell it) who was our server for the night great sense of humour and for also bringing out the cake for us haha, just an all round great night, pretty place!!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Unfortunately the squid rings were very chewy and I couldn’t eat them. The Southern Chixlem also was very dry and unappetising. I feel you also need to add some salad to make the food look more attractive. We also had to wait a long time between meals arriving.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

We really enjoyed our bite to eat & drink before going to the netball. It was extremely busy but the service was good & our food came very quickly. We will definitely visit again - thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

took 20 minutes to serve our first drink for bottomless brunch and an hour to serve our food the steak sandwich was over cooked the drinks were served very slow it took almost 30 minutes for them to bring us water service was awful

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Staff were attentive. Food was great. Nice evening with family & friends

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Our waitress ,sarah, was great. Very friendly

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Visited On Monday, 19 April 2021

Dinner took an hour and a half to be served and then one meal was left out for a further 15 minutes which was “roast vegetables” and was only broccoli in a bowl.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Although we were 20 minutes late, the service was inconsistent we physically had to go to the bar to ask someone to take our order. The food was extremely disappointing 2 of us got our meals and we're almost finished before the other meals had arrived although we had ordered the same thing. One of us were served a small piece of crust for their steak sandwich. The server that told us that it was our last round for drinks as she brought 2 of us a drink and the others drinks were almost empty, she was rude and snarky when she told us. This is seriously disappointing as people had told us to go there which we were excited to and celebrate my birthday. Will not be recommending your bottomless brunch.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Good service on a very busy night.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Enjoyed the most amazing lamb, along with the fabulous service tonight. Well done. You were super busy, but took the time to make sure we were well looked after. Very happy 😊

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Had a great time out. The food was great and plentiful. The restaurant was a little loud as it was packed, but we could still hear each other talking.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

We loved the make-your-own meal for kids. It was a huge hit. The food was lovely too. Our only concern was that our drinks didn't arrive until after our food (when we reminded staff). The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

The food was OK, but the service was 👎 server didn’t come back to take another drinks order after our food arrived for quite a long time. Then when we did get extra drinks the server spilt mine in some of the food on the table and just ignored it had happened!! We also waited for another to finish his chat with other staff members before we could pay.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

Always a great time when we dine at Roaming Giant. Great portion sizes, great food, and fantastic service. Always.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

Live music was awesome

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

Had a wonderful time here. 3 Birthdays in 1 and they made sure to make it special even when I forgot the cake 🤦🏾‍♀️ Staff and service was amazing so thank you to everyone there. Was our first time and definitely won’t be the last.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 March 2021

It was a busy night but.........................our order was totally overlooked and we waited over an hour for our meals. People who had been seated long after us had their meals delivered way before we did. We asked two different wait staff about the delay. The second person finally activated our order. He said it had been 'overlooked'. No reduction in final bill. Really disappointing.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Great service from all your staff especially on a very busy night

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