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EM>BAR>GO

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

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Good place for a meal after cinema in Hamilton

Tasty Mediterranean style food. Pleasant setting on an attractive square. Service could have been a bit quicker, but the staff were friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tasty Mediterranean style food. Pleasant setting on an attractive square. Service could have been a bit quicker, but the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Thank sdjulesdt1
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful duck and orange salad for lunch. Staff were very helpful. This place I would highly recommend

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London
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the trip advisor reviews before booking, and having eaten there am surprised by the positivity. Firstly, the restaurant is located in a shopping centre square and the evening we spent there, eating outside, the square itself was occupied by quite a few, shall we say, undesirables. It reminded me of Basildon Shopping Centre, and if you're from London... More 

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Thank faganbrother
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We went for the Degustation menu (8 courses) - it was excellent. It was our second time for this and equally as good last time. The mini "Baked Alaska" (apparently their speciality), was absolutely fantastic. It is also available on their normal menu. We will be going back again (and again), especially for the baked Alaska. While the courses came... More 

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Thank Dave486
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This place has a lot of rewards. I just can't refrain from giving one more feedback about this place. I had a lunch in there with my family during our NZ tour. Food and service were excellent. Prices are reasonable which is a pleasant surprise for a place with several awards. If I visit Hamilton again, visiting of the restaurant... More 

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Thank vlen135
Hamilton, New Zealand
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a beautiful night with a large group. Meals were well presented and very well cook, full of flavor and delicious all round. Service was great even with the large group. Menu had something for everyone's tastes and there was other dishes I need to go back and try. Certainly a place to visit.

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Thank KingyOE
Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were a small party looking for somewhere that was quiet and local. Great service, lovely duck meal and beautiful chocolate dessert.

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Thank Bob B
lihue
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This cafe had some pretty good food. I got the pumpkin ravioli with hazelnut butter. It was good but it's not the best pumpkin ravioli I've had. In fact, I've made it better at home. But it was good, nonetheless. I only had it for Brunch and I am curious what their dinners are like. It certainly has potential for... More 

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Thank jesslynnrose
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Embargo is a lovely restaurant in Garden Place, great to sit outside in the sun or under the brollys and watch the world go by. The food is great, a good range with reasonable prices and good wine selection. Elaine and Herbert with their new staff are always friendly, helpful and treat you like friends, highly recommended.

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Thank sandymboyte
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Eye fillet steak was faultless, friendly and attentive service and the highlight of the evening: Baked Alaska! Will definitely be back for 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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