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Scotts Epicurean

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181 Victoria Street, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 839 6680
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Salad

Today I went for lunch at Scotts with some friends from Auckland. I haven't been to Scotts for a while and I was really impressed with the service and quality of the food and coffee. I had the lentil salad which was devine! It was healthy, fresh and tasty. The coffee was great too. I will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
OscarBOy33
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Today I went for lunch at Scotts with some friends from Auckland. I haven't been to Scotts for a while and I was really impressed with the service and quality of the food and coffee. I had the lentil salad which was devine! It was healthy, fresh and tasty. The coffee was great too. I will be back. I highly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Have been told Scotts has got the best coffee in town; have nothing to compare it to but they use Allpress which I usually like; they make it strong. The large flat white is the size of a regular and the regular is tiny!! It had too much froth which I don't like, so cant say it was a great... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

we had a lovely lunch. The staff were welcoming. wine list had good choice. selected the Wooing Tree Blondie. had not seen that on a wine list in Hamilton and I have always liked it when visiting Cromwell. Food was tastie and good size and flavour. Coffee was good. the meal was timed excellently for those on a lunch break.... More 

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Naas, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We sat in the back yard, had the best coffee ever and a breakfast that I'm still dreaming about. Staff could not have been more friendly or accomodating.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After a rather challenging morning, I was after a pub lunch and my sisters husband took us to Scotts Epicurean. Much nicer than a pub lunch and absolutely worth it. Not only was the food delicious but the service was so friendly and accommodating. Our table had the Spinach & Watercress Salad, Sri Lankan Chicken Curry, Asparagus & Fennel Tabbouleh... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great everything cafe. Food is nice, coffee is outstanding and the people are great. It's a nice little place that's pretty busy most of the time. I've had a few Sunday lunches here and always enjoyed it. Fantastic.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Dave is the best Barista is Hamilton. Scotts was great for food and coffee before anyone else and continues to be great. This is a Wellington standard cafe in Hamilton. Others are catching up but it is still number one. We go there almost weekly but we regularly try out other cafes on travel and around town when it suits... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great service, great atmosphere and awesome food from the green eggs and ham to the alio oglio (hope I've spelt that right)

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have been here several times and have always enjoyed the warm welcome from the staff. I recently had lunch here with a couple of my friends. The menu is small but it has such a diverse selection. We all ordered something different - curry, salad and sandwich. I really enjoyed my salad - it was fresh and the ingredients... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went there for Sunday brunch, the food was really average and very heavy, not sure what sort of cooking oil they use. But what will make us never go back is the service: had to ask for some tap water twice. The first time we were told they had run out of glasses. The second time I was rudely told... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181 Victoria Street, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 839 6680
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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