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11 Garden Place, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 834 1353
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Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant

Always like the look of the evening events they do here must come one day. Lunch with the hubby had a platter, waitress thought (language barrier) I said pate. No problem and was quickly rectified, she was working alone but seemed to have it all under control and was very pleasant. Food was yum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
CinnamonAmy1977
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Always like the look of the evening events they do here must come one day. Lunch with the hubby had a platter, waitress thought (language barrier) I said pate. No problem and was quickly rectified, she was working alone but seemed to have it all under control and was very pleasant. Food was yum, nice sunny spot

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Wellington
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The owners are delightful and give excellent service - the atmosphere is sophisticated and well-appointed although I would remove the cheap salt, pepper and sugar wrappers off the table. The food was very tasty and the desert particularly impressive - we shared a mixed plate and it was more than enough. A good quality dining experience.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had an eight course degustation with matching wine. It was amazing! Could not fault any of it. Flavour sensation. If you love good food this is well worth the experience.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Have been a few degustation evenings and have really liked the menu's and the wines, very interesting to hear from the experts. I would suggest leaving the chocolates out though?

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Hamilton
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our dinner out was for our 32nd anniversary. What a lovely quite atmosphere. The service was some of the we ever had. Friendly, humorous but professional. It was a relaxing enjoyable night. Food was very enjoyable. Would be happy to try most things on the menu.

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Hamilton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I recently enjoyed a delicious risotto at Embargo, a meal selected from their $12 lunch special. It was a great choice & chef Herbert is to be congratulated on his high standards of producing quality cuisine at good prices, real value for money. Front of house Elaine & her courteous staff do a superb job of great customer care, nothing... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a fantastic meal on friday night, the food was definitely 5 star, had lovely friendly service, thanks so much, one of the better meals we've eaten in NZ.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I like to have lunch here and watch the world go by. The views on Garden Square on a sunny day perfect also my meals and the service perfect.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I came here with two other couples and we had a lovely evening. Everyone agreed the food was beautiful. Service is great. One couple had not been here before but said they'd definitely be back. The other couple also consider it to be one of their favourites too. I always feel full when I leave Embargo, and... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

On a quick visit to Hamilton we saw this restaurant and externally it appeared modern and inviting. Service was swift, however we found it more of a cafe type environment from the chairs and tables and ambience. We both had salads both covered in cheese which surprised us? Disappointingly average we thought, not living up to it's first appearance and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Garden Place, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 834 1353
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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