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Zealong Camellia Tea House

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French, Steakhouse, Organic, Dessert, Asian fusion
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495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
+64 7-853 3018
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dessert, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: For a unique experience in Hamilton, visit the Zealong Tea Estate at 495...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zealong is one of those special experiences I always like to share with visiting family. My sister and I took my 83 yr old dad here on his recent visit. The Oolong tea experience is always fun and the food was as always innovative, fresh, tasty and brilliantly presented (and lots of variety!).

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Don S
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Zealong is one of those special experiences I always like to share with visiting family. My sister and I took my 83 yr old dad here on his recent visit. The Oolong tea experience is always fun and the food was as always innovative, fresh, tasty and brilliantly presented (and lots of variety!).

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I booked for Zealong through their website - which also has a copy of their menu. It took us about an hour and a half to get there from Auckland, but the drive was straightforward. The tea house is in a pretty setting, overlooking the tea plantation. As it was a wet day, we sat inside, but... More 

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Morrinsville New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place is unique - so close to Hamilton, private, peaceful and great for a dining experience no matter what the occasion.The service was great, the food very good and the outlook outstanding.A world class tea plantation ( Harrods are clients ) in rural Waikato makes this a definite must visit!!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Came here for mothers day. The place is a very peaceful experience. Had the signature high tea and it was spectacular. I thought the normal menu was a little lackluster however I didn't have any so can only comment on the menu I read. Staff was fantastic! overall had a great experience and been a few times now. Congratulations on... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We attended as a group of four including an elderly 92 year old friend and a visitor from Sydney. Good parking in close proximity to the tea house is available for those with mobility difficulties. The tea house has a spacious interior with options for indoor or outdoor seating. We were warmly welcomed and our assigned host/waiter for our table... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Beautiful atmosphere, great customer service, we ordered a signature and classic high tea. Both very delicious. It was a cold rainy day but that did not seem to deter the other customers (it seemed quite busy) If you are a coffee drinker- Be warned!! They do not sell coffee!!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My daughter and I are still talking about the fabulous High Tea that we enjoyed this morning. The experience started with walking to the Tea House with views of the plantation and the large statues of people involved in the tea making process, The line of large teapots and cups leading to the Tea House were great to look at... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stopped in here after seeing a sign on road. They would probably get more custom if they advertised what they are at the gate on the main road. It is only the fact that we went looking that we found what they are. They sell a variety of teas and infusers however no prices on them. Upon asking for a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went for high tea as a day trip since it was about an hour and a half from Auckland. The signature high tea has more exciting and gourmet selection but my in-laws preferred the traditional high tea . A lovely experience but probably as a day trip destination I have to plan some more interesting things to do along... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food was good but expensive. Great location. BUT there were lots of flies all over our table and they spoilt the experience. Zeelong please do something about the flies.

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Additional Information about Zealong Camellia Tea House

Address: 495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-853 3018
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Average Prices: USD $7 to $35
Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Organic, Dessert, Asian fusion

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-853 3018

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $7 to $35
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Organic, Dessert, Asian fusion

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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