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$$ - $$$
Asian, Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, British, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
+64 7-853 3018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is in a beautiful setting overlooking the tea plantation of Zealong Tea Estate, with plenty of shaded outdoor seating (as well a some indoors). All the wait staff were very professional. The tea was like nothing I have ever tasted before, beautifully fresh and energising, with a choice of five different styles, from green to dark. The tea... More 

Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
Bristol, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was so excited to visit Hamilton for the tea plantation and the experience was truly one to cherish for life. The tour was so informative and fun, it was so great to learn about all the hard work and love that goes in producing this beautiful tea. The tea ceremony was beautiful, it was so lovely to discuss the... More 

1 Thank Milena_phs
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group of careers advisors visiting Zealong we participated in a 'tea tasting' along with a high tea and with a very knowledgeable speaker who outlined the journey of Zealong. The surroundings were pleasant although do watch the marble steps down the slope as they are slippery in the rain. Note we did not visit the restaurant rather the... More 

1 Thank Anne T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zealong House is a perfect place to take your mother or your sister or a girlfriend for a birthday celebration. The food is always so beautifully presented and it tastes delicious. The different teas are a gourmet experience. The surrounding countryside is lovely as well.

Thank jane255108
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was great, interesting food beautifully presented and venue was lovely. Intend going again with friends to enjoy a lazy lunch in the summer.

1 Thank Pat S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic desserts and tea. It is pricey however we really enjoyed the desserts they had. The green tea cake was so yummy. The staff were attentive and explained the different teas they offered.

1 Thank Janie M
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and food were equally exceptional. The care and passion showed by the staff made for a memorable experience.

1 Thank Kusal P
Omokoroa NZ
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful relaxing signature high afternoon tea at Zealong Tea Gardens. Excellent service, lovely favourable bite size delights. Don't expect the usual afternoon tea sandwiches, scones or tea with milk and sugar though. Expect mini crab cakes coated in coconut, crispy pawn on a sweetcorn salsa (personally I would have toped the prawn with the salsa as it is... More 

1 Thank kangab
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We went to the Zealong tea plantation for a visit and tea. It was a fascinating visit and so interesting as this is the only tea plantation in New Zealand. The whole estate was impressive and the experience was not to be missed. Well worth the trip.

Thank Rosemary F
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Zealong is a very pleasant way for tea lovers to spend an afternoon in Hamilton. Everything is beautifully presented with gluten free options for high tea being available. It was reasonable value for money. The service was quite attentive and we didn't feel rushed.

Thank Kay P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Asian, Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, British, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-853 3018
For a unique experience in Hamilton, visit the Zealong Tea Estate at 495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton. Enjoy high tea, lunch, or just relax over a delicious cup of organically farmed tea on the restaurant terrace overlooking New Zealand's only tea plantation.

Tea tours, private/corporate functions also available. Bookings highly recommended. Tours require at least 24h notice. Look for our Trip Advisor TEA TOUR ATTRACTION too!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?