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“Good food and mood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hog's Breath Cafe Hamilton New Zealand

Hog's Breath Cafe Hamilton New Zealand
Hood Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
(07) 981 1321
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Ranked #120 of 218 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good food and mood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Took the kids out for dinner and had the prime spot by the fire which was great. Good range of small meals and kids meals. Service was friendly. The profiteroles to die for! Meals were quick and children entertained with colouring in and plenty of tomato sauce!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Standard comfort food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

A good place to spend a wet afternoon. Hog's Breath is child-friendly and offers a solid selection of carb-loaded foods. It is not fine-dining so don't expect anything other than tasty, reasonable proportions of chain-steakhouse style food. It suited our needs today. The waitresses were friendly, and all diners at our table were happy with the meals. My one gripe would be the relative slowness of getting the food on the table once ordered. However, we will be back when we feel the need for some more basic, warm and tasty meals.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“All Hog's Breaths are not created equal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

After great experiences at the Hog's Breath in Wellington, we decided to give the Hamilton restaurant a try. We did try, three times, but both the food and service were mediocre. I would have expected a consistent standard across all restaurants in the chain but it was just not to be. Another one off our eat-out list.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food, somewhat noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Food:- awesome ribs, awesome steak, awesome seafood tower & wonderful curly fries!!! Everything about their food was wonderful...

Atmosphere:- can be noisy at times due to a packed crowded, not really a place if you want to spend a quiet, romantic evening.

Price:- slightly pricey but still affordable, they can give you an additional discount if you come back from lunch in the future.

Service & Staff:- really friendly, cheerful and outgoing people! Food comes at the right time and together without a long wait.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Went to compare...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Give this Australian interloper to the Hamilton restaurant scene a go...mainly to compare it with the Lone Star around the corner.
I've heard good things about this restaurant, but I will say that the food was basic average BUT not bad. My steak was done to my liking but the sides were standard. Drinks were good and service swift. Overly a good place to choose if you are hanging around for the Hood street nightclubs to start up. There are other eateries of the genre out there but this one is good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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