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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 191 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A fabulous experience for our first, but not last, visit to the Zealong plantation. We ordered different teas and the same tiffin menu and were delighted by the taste sensations. The service, explanation and outlook were so great we've already recommended to others and planning a return trip (albeit a day return for us). The views overlooking the plantation are... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Relaxed and peaceful setting with an extensive menu from High Tea to delicious lunch options that are generous in size, packed with flavor and very hard to pick between! The sweet/dessert options are worth a trip all by themselves! Also a wonderful way to experience an offering of teas grown on the Estate - cant wait to go back.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

my friend took me there for the experience of afternoon tea.It was very pleasant. It was a lovely day and the staff were very attentive and made this experience wonderful.

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