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All 202 Hamilton Restaurants

Zealong Camellia Tea House

495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
+64 7-853 3018
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Ranked #8 of 202 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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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Newcastle, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went for high tea with my partner. The grounds are lovely, there is a gorgeous view of the tea farm. It was an overcast windy day when we went so we sat inside but it would be lovely on a sunny day. The service and the food was great. It was a great experience.

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Hamilton
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Zealong is a wonderful venue for a special occasion. Nestled amongst the tea plantation it has a glorious view over the gardens & the restaurant is beautifully decorated & furnished. Unfortunately on the day we visited the kitchen was short staffed so our meals took longer than usual to arrive. The tea service is faultless & the hot water in... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This non tea drinker and husband set out from Tauranga for a new experience. Our destination Zealong Camellia Tea House! We imagined cafe style cabinet food but what a surprise! The relaxing green environment, the wonderful bronze sculptures following the tea making process from picking to teapot, the elegant dining room and shady outdoor terrace was just the beginning. Our... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a lovely place to enjoy delicious food with the added experience of tea served in a traditional manner. There are also other drinks available if tea is not your thing. We sat outside covered from the sun by a big umbrella. The surrounding tea plantation was a tranquil setting. Service was excellent as we were taken through the... More 

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Tassie tourers
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32 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Service was dreadful, staff didn't seem to care. People who came after us served 45 minds before us. Sizes vastly different. We rang to organise gluten free for one of our party, there was one option but the request had not been followed up. Had tree ask for feel to kettle each time. Place is delightful, atmosphere etc but don't... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We recently held our small wedding in the pavilion at the Tea Estate and it exceeded our expectations in every way. When we first saw the venue we fell in love with it! Joe and his team of wonderful staff went over and above to make our day special. He helped make the process stressfree and easy. The staff were... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Husband took me out to morning tea. Drove for hour and half on a mystery date. Entered the tea plantation for a cup of tea and will go back again. The tea house experience was lovely. Best of service and food we had was divine! The history boards out in the car park were very interesting and we tell everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I took my mum as a present and wasn't disappointed It was amazing the tea ceremony brilliant and the tour very informative

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A very enjoyable afternoon with my friends who we're visiting from New Plymouth.The food was delicious and the tea was very refreshing .The gardens were beautiful with Spring flowers on trees and shrubs.Also the staff made us very Welcome.

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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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