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Chim-choo-ree

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New Zealand
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14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 839-4329
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 103
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top quality dining

The food is top quality. An interesting menu. All was beautifully cooked and presented, and was delicious. Atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. There was a slip-up with the order, with some dishes arriving late. Atoned for by not charging for those dishes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Evan5659
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food is top quality. An interesting menu. All was beautifully cooked and presented, and was delicious. Atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. There was a slip-up with the order, with some dishes arriving late. Atoned for by not charging for those dishes.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a great friendly occasion. We booked for 17:30 which was obviously too early as the one waitress was battling to cope between the other tables and our party of 14. One could sense that the waitress was stressed as when i went up to the bar she said "I will get to you as soon as I can".... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love Chim choo ree. From the humble sophisticated beginnings on Victoria street to the open and 'simplicity done right' setting on Bridge street; the menu remains built to please. Lunch never tasted so good; Confit duck & cracked wheat salad, barberries, almond cream; yes please. Beetroot & gin cured salmon, crispy chicken skin, dill crème fraiche; why not? I... More 

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Raglan, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Firstly we were disappointed after looking at the menu on their website to find that the menu at the Restaurant was very different. It was crowded and noisy, More like a bar than a Fine Dining restaurant. The acoustics were bad. The food was average. The paper serviettes rather tacky. The prices high. The atmosphere lacking.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Dined at this restaurant with my wife and friends for the first time on a Saturday night. We had heard much about this place and went with high expectations - these were certainly upheld and we had a most enjoyable dining experience. This eating establishment is clearly in demand as judged from the necessity to book in advance and the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I had heard good things about Chim Choo Ree, so on a visit from Auckland made a booking. While,it was a bit empty on arrival it soon filled up. The service was friendly and informed. I chose a beer to start and B had a pinotngris. The drinks menu was extensive and i got to enjoy a craft beer I... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

lovely staff, beautiful food,gorgeous atmosphere,we have been 3 times this year and each time the food was divine!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our group was fitted in at late notice on a busy Saturday evening. Food was lovely and service was great for a busy night. A little noisy in the restaurant though.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Amazing food at a high price. Presentation could be done better. The desert menu should be explained by the staff, we were totally confused by the mixed flavors and therefore decided not to order a desert. They didn't have de-caffeinated coffee nor trim milk. When paying $ 19.00 for an entree and $ 37 for a main course I expect... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Was very disappointed! This was a birthday dinner treat and the service was very slow, it took 15 minutes for someone to recognise that we hadn't even been served drinks, no one had explained the specials to us. The acoustics were so loud we had to virtually shout across the table to hear each other. The starters were nice, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 bridge st Hamilton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 07 839-4329

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

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