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The River Kitchen

237 Victoria St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 8392906
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Ranked #7 of 203 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: A busy award winning cafe in central Hamilton offering fresh seasonal food, exceptional coffee and catering
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English first
New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

So disappointing to read about great coffee, but to experience tea made from a tea bag that is no longer fresh. Lovely creative food - but please offer tea that is the same quality as the coffee and food.

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

For those who find themselves on a wet Sunday morning in Hamilton, as I did, and possibly contemplate ending it all, there is hope. Hope in the shape of a delightful little café in Victoria Street called The River Kitchen. Having suffered a horrible excuse for a meal in a faux Irish pub on the wet Saturday evening prior, I... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went for breakfast. I ordered the breakfast salad. It was delicious. Coffee is great. It was busy and hard to find a table. We had to wait 5 min but it was worth the wait.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Town cafe with stylish cabinet food beautifully presented. Coffee is excellent and the menu food is very nice. I love their date and custard scones - always a good start to my day.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been quite a few times, and intend on continuing to return. The coffee is great, the food is excellent, beautifully prepared, they cover vegetarian and carnivore equally well, and "get" poached eggs. Great cabinet food, and a solid menu. Staff are great. A little light on the seating, no booking, but worth stalking for tables. In decent weather, sit... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After a 6km walk what better way to finish off with but a hearty lunch at The River Kitchen. I ordered coffee (great) and a healthy bowl of Fresh Fruit with birch muesli and yoghurt. The fresh fruit was wonderful with loads of variety and birch muesli a real treat,so tasty. It looks a simple cafe from the outside but... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have to have a cafe in every town that does a good breakfast, this place is AMAZING. Doesn`t look like much from the road, but top quality breakie, good ingredients - open kitchen, just wow. Do the basic well, incredible staff. Go there .....

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really enjoyed our lunch here! The service was great and the food was excellent, will definitely be going back to try one of their cakes!

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed overnight in Hamilton recently and wanted to find somewhere nice for breakfast that wasn't a "hotel buffet". The selection in the cabinets and on the menu was so varied and delicious that it took us some time to decide. I chose the pancakes with poached pears. They were extremely good!!! Coffee was great too. Will... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This should be a five star cafe, but poor service let it down. I went twice on consecutive days, just after 3 pm. Both days I had coffee and the lovely potato scone. Day one excellent: great coffee; good service. Next day the person who took my order absent herself to eat a bread roll--it may well have been her... More 

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Additional Information about The River Kitchen

Address: 237 Victoria St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 8392906
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Café

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