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211 Victoria St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 834 2081
Today
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Juicy, succulent, melt in your mouth pork belly

We came for lunch and yes the atmosphere needs some work but we couldn't fault the service or the food. The pork belly had an Asian styled marinate which was unusual-but in a good way and the nachos were very addictive. The pork was supreme, succulent, juicy, melt in the mouth morsels. Pork belly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
cass h
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We came for lunch and yes the atmosphere needs some work but we couldn't fault the service or the food. The pork belly had an Asian styled marinate which was unusual-but in a good way and the nachos were very addictive. The pork was supreme, succulent, juicy, melt in the mouth morsels. Pork belly is my go to dish and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had brunch at metropolis as it had been a while since we had last visited. The place could do with a make over. There is no atmosphere, like soft music, nice lighting or even some heating,where we were sitting. It looked like the heater was out of order. My husband had the corn stack and I had the omelette. Both... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A great place for a tasty and interesting breakfast, food is well presented and arrives in good time. A café with some character and easy to relax and enjoy the start to the day.

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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We visited Metropolis recently. The food was pretty close to inedible. The mince in the nachoes had no flavour and was really watery (obviously reheated from frozen) it made all the chips really soggy. The burger and chips that my partner had were lukewarm. He said the burger lacked any sort of flavour: probably heated from frozen. Shame as waitress... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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133 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Metropolis is open later than most coffee places. It should be an ideal spot for dessert and coffee. But, as I noted 18 months ago, this once popular place has slipped badly. We Gwent, reluctantly, for coffee and desserts. Cabinet cakes looked ok and one of my friends enjoyed his dessert. Not trusting the regular coffee, I opted for an... More 

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Hamilton
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Was here with a big group for a farewell dinner. I had the lamb salad which was great! The staff did well coping with our increasing group size as more people arrived through the evening and were friendly. It is a little on the expensive side for what it is but the food was nice.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very cool dining in, especially love the upstairs area. The steak is amazing! Dessert menu is also a must! The male chef there always sends out delicious and hot food

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went for breakfast over the easter long weekend. Staff were friendly and looked after us well. All day breakfast is great - had corn fritters and bacon and eggs. Great food and large serves! Only thing is that it is quite dark inside the cafe.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My best meal of the week is indeed the Sunday brunch, as it allows me to spend some quality time with my girlfriend. I have tried the brunch menu at various places so far, but none of them are as good as the Metropolis Caffe. They are really good with their foods, coffee and dessert.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Meeting friends for coffee is always an option when we are looking for a good place to meet. A bowl of hot chocolate arrived piping hot with 4 marshmallows floating not the top and although not as chocolately as I like the environment was pleasant enough to stay for 2.5 hours without any hassles from the staff. Great local art... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 Victoria St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 834 2081
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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