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“A dining experience not to be missed.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palate

Palate
20 Alma Street, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 834 2921
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Ranked #5 of 205 Restaurants in Hamilton
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Hamilton New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A dining experience not to be missed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Palate is a superb restaurant with a great reputation in Hamilton. The ambience is excellent, the service discreet and competent. One's conversation is not interrupted by a waiter asking whether the diners are enjoying their meal! The menu offers a comprehensive choice of meals. How to choose from so many delicious options! The restaurant's lamb dishes are recognised far beyond the bounds of Hamilton City and there are awards aplenty to support their reputation. The wine list is comprehensive and there are useful suggestions to help the diner choose what goes best with what. Palate must be amongst Hamilton's finest eateries.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Haute cuisine chez Hamilton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This was a great restaurant experience. A superb menu with particularly appetising blackboard
specials. Very attentive service and an attempt to personalise staff-customer interactions. The desserts were divine as well. My only suggestions - have a cracked pepper mill and a wine cooler jar on hasnd. An excellent meal, indeed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I dont know much but that was amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Had a great meal, i would say faultless. Great food, good service and a great feel in the place . Highly recommend. Im not going to fence sit this was the best and 5 stars for my best.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The Best Restaurant in Hamilton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Cuisine Magazine have got it all wrong. I tried Victoria Street Bistro. Very, very disappointing. Very strange interior. Very ordinary food. Then I went to Palate again. It is the best Restaurant in Hamilton. The food is equal to the very best in New Zealand. The food is outstandingly good. Perfectly cooked. Taste! Cuisine Magazine decided that Palate was No 1 in Hamilton last year. I am sure that they will decide the same next year

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Absolutely Devine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We went with a large group of 40 and had the $65 set menu. Just exquisite!Presentation was A+ as were the flavours. A really great selection of wines meant we were well looked after when matching wines to the menu.

Visited July 2013
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