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All 222 Hamilton Restaurants

Zealong Camellia Tea House

495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
+64 7-853 3018
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Ranked #9 of 222 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Dessert, French, Steakhouse, 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
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went to Zealong Tea house with my family for lunch. We were seated outside on a beautiful day under the shade of a wide umbrella, the view was excellent. After being seated our waitress came up to introduce herself and the teas that they specialise in. You get a choice of 4 teas, 3 oolong and 1 black. Quite... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Been here 4 times location is beautiful but food never hits the spot, is pretty average and never seasoned properly. Wine list is really poor for such a destination place. Tea is lovely and it's an interesting day out.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I took my mum for a day out to Zealong from Auckland. We had lunch then took the tour and the whole day was lovely. Highly recommend for a different way to spend the day. Grace who took our tour was excellent and very informative.

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Perth, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I had high expectations of dining here, my mother took us here as she had eaten numerous times and loved the food. Maybe our choice of food was not right. The high teas looked great but we went for 4 different patisseries and I must say not impressed at all. The plating of the patisseries was not good at all,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Decided to come after seeing the big signs for the estate many times when travelling. This spot is well worth the visit with the gorgeous views, beautifully presented food and delicious tea. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially seeing as we had not made a booking! We ordered the $39 high tea and the bread and dips plate,... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just off the Gordonton Road, the tea house is a charming place to stop and enjoy some quality time with people who matter. Scenery is peaceful, tea choices excellent, and I can't rate the food higher.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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85 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went and did the tour/high tea. Highly recommend this if you're not that learned of tea plantations. The tour and food where very good. Lovely afternoon spent in a great setting. The Chens should be very pleased and proud of the work they've put in. It should only improve with age as the setting matures and the plantation develops.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Went to Zealong with the family for a different Christmas family event. We were not disappointed. The food was phenomenal and we can't recommend the tour enough. The tour was excellent value and gave us a new appreciation for what zealong are doing. Our tour guide Grant was excellent too - personable and knowledgeable. I don't want to drink any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Love the tea very much! It's a wonderful place to go for relaxing the weekend--Beautiful place, nice staffs and the most delicious tea I have ever tasted! I've already recommended it to all my friends!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

First day in NZ, I want some tea, oh what is this place that I see, it's green and pretty overlooking fields and I wonder what sort of tea it yields. The four of us with sweetend tongues, put rest to legs and sit on bums. We order one of each variatea and two platters to fill an empty tummy.... More 

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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 - 35
Cuisine: Dessert, French, Steakhouse, Organic, Asian fusion

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