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Smith & McKenzie Chophouse

Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand, Steakhouse
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13 Lynden Court | Chartwell Square, Hamilton, New Zealand
07-855-1400
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good selection of food, a very nice place to go for dinner, pleasant surroundings. A good place to celebrate birthday parties, and family parties too.

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Thank Tirawhanau
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent all round restaurant suited to children to the elderly excellent service food is great staff very helpful with good communication skills clean and tidy

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Thank Blossom1998
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here probably four times a year but after every visit we say we must come more often. The steaks are cooked to perfection with a large range of sides to choose and a variety of sauces to choose from too. The other menu items are always delicious wether it be chicken, fish or pasta. The desserts are great... More 

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Thank Roger M
Whangarei, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Superb. Utterly fantastic. Great service. We arrived tired and hungry via our GPS search for steak............We arrived to no seats except in the bar. A lovely welcoming smile from McLean and apologies that we would need to eat in the bar. No problem. Excellent food. FANTASTIC service.....thanks McLean. AND this restaurant has a kids eat for free Tuesday night with... More 

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Thank laurenwhangarei
Management response:

Hi laurenwhangarei, Thank-you so much for taking the time to write a raving review about our staff and establishment! It is brilliant to hear what an awesome time you had here and that even though the desserts took a wee while, the situation was remedied and you left with a smile on your face! Great to hear your first experience... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome meal. Excellent steak, delicious sides and friendly service. We went on a Monday night and they had a supervised play area for kids which kept them occupied while we enjoyed a drink! Also, kids meals were only $2, with the $2 being donated to a local school - hard to believe! Will definitely be back, any night... More 

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Thank Gregsternz
Management response:

Hi Gregsternz, Great to hear! We love when people take the time to let us know what an awesome job we have done! Our Monday Kids Night is definitely a hit with the parents. Dinner out with family - with a free babysitter entertaining the kids upstairs! A dream come true! We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here this evening to say goodbye to my son having been told to go here by two different people. The food was really tasty and the steaks were really good quality meat. The service however was really awful. It was a quiet Monday evening with only us and one other table being served. I watched the bar staff... More 

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Thank jamiesteward
Management response:

Hi jamiesteward, I would like to apologise for your experience at Smith and McKenzie. We like to hold ourselves to the high standard that we have built our customers to expect from us so when we find a situation where our standards have slipped, it is disappointing to hear to say the least. I would love to hear more about... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Steak house with a variety of dishes, good atmosphere and lovely sourced meat and vegetables. Has weekday special dishes, such as barbeque ribs mmm and a reward card to save points and redeem. Very family friendly modern restaurant with open plan kitchen to see food preparation. Lovely outside al fresco dining area and availability for private functions. Greeted by... More 

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Thank Laura L
Management response:

Hi Laura L, Thanks so much for taking the time to let others know the great features of our establishment! We are very proud of everything we do here and it's awesome to hear that you really enjoyed your visit. Can't wait to see you next time! Kind regards, Kendall Steele General Manager Smith & McKenzie Chophouse More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with a group for dinner. The service was slow, and mistakes were made. Wasn't ideal having our steaks bought out first which proceeded to get cold whilst waiting for our sides. Steak was well cooked, and some elements were delicious such as the mushroom glaze, but other elements were average i.e. hard roast potatoes. Meals and drinks especially... More 

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Thank Alicem2
Management response:

Hi Alicem2, I'm sorry to hear that your visit didn't meet your expectations and from what you've said it doesn't meet ours either! I would love to hear more about your visit to see if we can rectify the issues you encountered. Please get in touch with me on kendall@smithandmckenzie.co.nz. Look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Kendall Steele... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been a few times now!! and it is always very good... Great selection of steaks and sides to go with your meal great local beer selection and a good wine list too service is always very good always a great experience here!! will be back.

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Thank Brycee10
Management response:

Hi Brycee10, Thanks for your raving review! We always love it when people take the time to let us and others know when they enjoy what we have to offer! Look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Kendall Steele General Manager Smith & McKenzie Chophouse More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't expect to find a great steakhouse in Hamilton but I did. Fantastic steak, as good as anywhere I have been. The restaurant itself is simple, clean and unpretentious and the service was friendly and attentive without being over the top.

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Thank Owen M
Management response:

Hi Owen M, I'm stoked to hear we surpassed your expectations! We take great pride in what we do and I'm glad to hear it pays off! Look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Kendall Steele General Manager Smith & McKenzie Chophouse More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
New Zealand, Steakhouse
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Lynden Court | Chartwell Square, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 07-855-1400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?