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Zealong Camellia Tea House

495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-853 3018
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Ranked #6 of 192 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
Waikato
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It was a lovely experience. Not cheap but you pay for quality. Loved the food & service. Great to sit and look out at the tea plantations.

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fantastic interesting and enjoyable food, ambience, and TEA beautifully presented, a gem! Great outdoor area, I will go back in summer.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After having heard many good things about Zealong Tea Estate, we finally made the visit. There aren't too many brilliant things to do in Hamilton, but this is one of them & should be on the 'to-do' list when visiting Hamilton. It is about a 10min drive out of town, but worth it seeing as it's something a little different.... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely venue overlooking the gardens. We had 2 entrees and the high tea. Friendly service attentive but not over the top. Delicious food from a great menu. We will be back, next time with family to show off one of Waikatos gems,

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great venue. Exquisite food. Exeptional service. Perfect for a sunny day. We will definitely visit again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I went there for her birthday. It rained before we got there, but the table & chairs out on the pavilion were dry, as they have good cover over each table. The waiter took our orders and was pleasant, however the table next to us (served by a South African chap) got a full briefing on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A lovely place out of town center, sit in the courtyard with great country view. friendly services, reasonble prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Whow, I arrived late morning to enjoy a quiet cup of tea and some lunch. I was blown away by the lovely setting of the Zealong Tea Estate in rural Hamilton. The restaurant was first class and the staff very professional and friendly. I ordered one of the new curry's on the lunch menu and a vegetable teppanyaki. The food... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My friend and I have decided we will take each other here for our birthday treats each year as it is such an enjoyable experience. The location and amenities/ decor are superb and the food is a true taste sensation. The serenity of the surroundings and the elegance of the way the wait staff explain and serve the tea is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After a reasonable wait to be served a waitress apologised for not attending to us sooner and we eventually placed our order. Again another wait before the food arrived. I had ordered the Signature Tiffin, which included a variety of sweet and savoury items. However i was disappointed to not get all of the items listed on the menu, no... More

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

Dear guest, We thank you for your honest comments and we value your feedback. We are sorry that your last stay at Zealong Tea Estate did not live up to your expectations and past experiences. We have investigated the issue and found that the "special high-tea" that you were served was meant for another table with specific requirements. We deeply... More

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