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Zealong Camellia Tea House

495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-853 3018
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Ranked #9 of 183 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Dessert, French, Organic, Asian fusion
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Dessert
Description: For a unique experience in Hamilton, visit the Zealong Tea Estate at 495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton. Enjoy high tea, lunch, or just relax over a delicious cup of organically farmed tea on the restaurant terrace overlooking New Zealand's only tea plantation. Tea tours, private/corporate functions also available. Bookings highly recommended. Tours require at least 24h notice. Look for our Trip Advisor TEA TOUR ATTRACTION too!
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

We did the tear tour and high tea at Zealong and all three of is thought it was amazing! The tour was great to understand where tea came from and how flavors are developed. The tea ceremony included in the tour was a great opportunity taste the different varieties grown by Zealong. The high tea was so yummy and one... More

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Food was amazing, service was great and the tea was unbelievably delicious, we were able to sit back and relax for a couple of hours with a great view and calm atmosphere, can't wait to go again

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Our table of 4 had 4 different waiters waiting on us during our Sunday lunch and we were repeatedly asked the same questions by different people. Hot water for the tea was very slow in coming and whilst the food was tasty at the time & beautifully presented, we all had upset stomachs afterwards - despite us all having different... More

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ZealongT, Manager at Zealong Camellia Tea House, responded to this review

Dear Claire, We are sorry to hear that you have not enjoyed your time at Zealong Tea Estate as much as you had previously. Our kitchen has been notified of your experience, and following a thorough check, we have not found any non-compliance. We will, however, investigate further as this is a serious matter. We hope you will give it... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The location and view was amazing. The food was balance with tea as one of ingredients on most dishes, which taste really great. The service was excellent. They also serve halal foods for those who are looking for halal restaurant.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I love going here its somewhere very special. They do a great high tea. A very special place for someones Birthday or just if you like tea.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went to Zealong in December for our work Xmas get together. It was a stunning day and we sat out on the deck under the shade. It is an amazing setting, so tranquil and there are serveral comfy day beds etc that would be perfect for reading a book or having 40 winks. We ordered high teas to share... More

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near Hamilton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The service is top class. The setting is beautiful, The food was presented very artistically and tasted superb.

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waikato
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Today was 2nd time to this wonderful tranquil place. The sculptures of tea processers and the large metal teapots along the walkway and the superb view on the way to restaurant promised lots. Once inside the unimposing building ( asian corbels would help create a more inviting exterior ) the beautiful asian furnishings, the superb staff and service and a... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Zealong staff know how to provide the very best in customer service. Beautiful and tranquil setting, and a business ethic that is fantastic, well done! Thoroughly recommend a visit for a refined afternoon tea, scrumptious lunch, and the best tea I've ever tasted.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I'd heard about the tea plantation so decided to take a look while on the way from Auckland to Taupo. What a great surprise to find the restaurant. We had the light lunch, me salmon tartare and him sweet and sour duck salad followed by tea infused creme brûlée and almond tart. That's got to be up with the best... More

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