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The River Kitchen

237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
07 8392906
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Ranked #9 of 194 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
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
Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
152 reviews 152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Aucklan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This café has it all, great food, welcoming and attentive staff, good value, imaginative creations on a daily basis - the only downside I can think of is that I'm not in Hamilton every day of the week to enjoy it! I really believe this establishment outshines ANY café I have visited in the Auckland metropolis and I yearn for... More

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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stopped here for lunch because we heard about the river kitchen,we weren't disappointed the food was delicious. I had the carrot and capsicum soup,hubby had stuffed eggplant. Coffee was good and we finished our coffee with a date and custard because i had never heard of that before delicious.Only thing is there was no room in there,people sitting in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had lunch here with my cousin. We both had a mix of salads, chocolate brownie and coffee. Couldn't fault the food! The only down side was there weren't any seats inside so we had to sit outside and it was quite cool for me being from Brisbane!

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Belmont, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Early Father's Day brunch treat. Very cool outside but toasty warm inside. We had a short wait for a table inside but it was well worth it. Menu was great and food even better. Staff were very friendly and never made you feel rushed with your decision. Brunch was a terrific treat and when in NZ next will definitely go... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I go to River Kitchen for breakfast most Sundays. The food would have to be the most consistently excellent we have experienced in a café. The scrambled eggs are just the best!! Also great cabinet food, awesome coffee and great staff.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Awesome little spot on the Main Street. Indoor seating is at a premium due to it's cosy arrangement and popularity. Great coffee and top quality ingredients. Service is always with a smile and you are treated like one of the regulars. Def a fav spot of ours.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Really delicious selection of cabinet food, everything looked super fresh and it was very hard to choose! Great coffee, very friendly service. Yummy looking menu too with a few twists on the classics, we will definitely be back to sample more treats.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I always eat here when I come to Hamilton. The most delicious breakfasts. This time I had a takeaway breakfast bacon and egg buttie and it was devine.

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Additional Information about The River Kitchen

Address: 237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 8392906
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Café

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