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EM>BAR>GO

11 Garden Place, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 834 1353
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Ranked #17 of 188 restaurants in Hamilton
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
83 reviews 83 reviews
48 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Dined here last Friday night. Loved the decor, service was friendly and welcoming. Food was absolutely delicious. I had the venison, husband had lamb rack. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and very flavoursome, plated appealingly. Dessert menu was awesome...recommend the passionfruit panna cotta and the chocolate moulleux, both were outstanding. Coffee was good too. Will return soon to try... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Went to Embargo on an impromptu date night, and the team there smashed it out of the park. Great range of wines, beers and ciders - nice to see a few independent options away from the normal DB and Lion offerings. We shared the Kara-Age chicken and Beef Carparccio as starters. The chicken was tender and juicy with a light... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Much talked about so my turn to try. Interesting location - dining while looking out onto Garden Place, an embarrassment for all of Hamilton - was not ideal, and I found the decor utilitarian. I'm told that with a band playing and the place full, it is a very good atmosphere. Service was prompt and friendly. Ordered the twice cooked... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Try to go two or three times a year. Took my family from Aussie and told them it was great, they were not disappointed. Not a desert person but tasting plate and creme brulee are hard to beat.

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Brisbane, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Very nice food. Very good service, nice and friendly. I think their position means they get less customers than they should get

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whangarei
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Herbert and Elaine offer a wonderful restaurant located in the heart of Hamilton. These two know what they are doing and offer first class service and food. I only wish I lived closer so I visit more often!

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