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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Breakfast Treat

I have been here twice recently (I purchased a grab one deal) and glad I did. It is in a lovely spot in the CBD (on the edge of Garden Place). The service was great and you can sit and watch the world go by through the large glass windows. The toasted Turkish bread is tasty, the eggs bene cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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134 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have been here twice recently (I purchased a grab one deal) and glad I did. It is in a lovely spot in the CBD (on the edge of Garden Place). The service was great and you can sit and watch the world go by through the large glass windows. The toasted Turkish bread is tasty, the eggs bene cooked... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Em-Bar-Go has been around a long time and you definitely get the impression that many of the people that go there are regulars. We were passing through Hamilton but delighted to have the chance to dine at Embargo where we were treated to amazing food with excellent service. Owners Elaine and Herbert take great pride in what they do and... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food was presented well and delicious. I had the pork, no crackling on the pork belly but apart from that the meal couldn't be faulted. The hosts are very nice and welcoming. Service excellent. The only negative for me was I felt the place lacked atmosphere and had a cold feel about it although it was not cold. Overall... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Em>bar>Go has built a dedicated following in Hamilton - and not without good reason. The food is good and service top class. Elaine and Herbert are passionate about their place and provide the best for customers. We've had lunch there previously and dinner recently - both put this on the top of our Hamilton eating place list.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have been to this restaurant 2 times this past year and this 3rd time I was just passing through and asked for some water as there is no fountain in Hamilton Central. Being diabetic it is very important for me to get some water when I am really thirsty and I do not like to support buying bottled water... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Whenever we are in the region it is compulsory we have lunch here. Herbert and Elaine are wonderful hosts have great consistent food. Thanks so much for your continued excellent quality

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

With time to kill while my husband and son attended the Field Days I headed into Hamilton city and came across this neat little bar/restaurant and decided to have lunch. The service was very friendly and prompt.Nice atmosphere. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I went back later in the day for afternoon tea.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Saturday brunch at Em>Bar>Go a long standing city restaurant. We were greeted by the owner Herbert and made to feel welcome. Followed by pleasant efficient staff in order taking and delivery of bacon and eggs and omelette, both dishes were equal in quality and presentation. Very reasonable cost, overall a most enjoyable experience. Highly recommend.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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194 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My wife and I dined with another couple at this restaurant on a Friday evening. It offered a warm convivial atmosphere on entering with welcoming staff. The service was excellent with attention to our requirements throughout the visit. An excellent range of dishes are available on the menu. Members of our party particularly enjoyed the 'Twice Cooked Duck'with roast kumara,... More 

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Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

From the minute we walked in the door with someone offering to take our coats to the wines offered and the meals cooked, the whole night was fantastic. The service brilliant and friendly. A great place to spend a cold Autumn night.

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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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