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EM>BAR>GO

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11 Garden Place, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
(07) 834 1353
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the family had lunch there on saturday, 2 kids meals and 2 mains. well priced and absolutley beautiful food. nice relaxed atmosphere and pretty quick getting the meals and drinks on the table as well. we will be back.

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Thank Kerry H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Delightful! Great new flavours and food was delicious I recommend the 6 course degustation menu. Every plate was well presented and fresh. I really enjoyed the dessert chocolate and hazelnut custard with Amoreti crumb, salted caramel and Italian meringue. Also with some hand made chocolates to leave with a sweet taste!

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Thank 350alejandrav
Rotorua, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Grabone 3 course Mother's Day dinner (though we enjoyed it on the Friday) what a bargain! But menu is well priced - don't wait for a special. Perfectly warm ciabatta with a crispy exterior and nice sides. We both ordered the fish and prawn (saw the lamb come out and thought that I had erred) and it was beautifully cooked... More 

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Hamilton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The food and service was out standing and we can't wait to go back there again very soon. Well done guys you have won my heart

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Thank Daniel v
Hamilton, New Zealand
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We actually went here with a voucher on Grabone. so the value for money was exceptional. However I would gladly return without a voucher, the food was delicious and the service was great. Parking can be a bit of an issue.

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Thank RebekaKelen
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I had a Grab One voucher and had bought one for a family members. This was the second time I have been here. The food was excellent, the service great and the decor and atmosphere inviting. There was plenty of room between the tables and you could talk to each other without having to shout. The staff were friendly and... More 

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Thank colleens293
Te Aroha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We chose this place based on its excellent ratings. There were 7 of us, It served our purpose of a family and friends gathering on a Wednesday night. Loved the trolley coming around with the spirits at the end, unfortunately we were all either full or driving!

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Thank AnnaTeAroha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I have never heard of this place before until I saw it creep up on grabone! I took this opportunity to visit EM-BAR-GO, and it was a very disappointing experience. They burned the coffee, and when we asked for a new one, the waitress kind of brushed our comments of and she went and brought a new one back that... More 

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Thank Lujuan S
Hamilton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Yum yum. We had the special valentines dinner that Embargo put on last weekend. It was seriously good, canapés were served and then a lovely entree tasting plate, then you chose a main which had three choices and then dessert and chocolate. We enjoyed everything especially the bombe Alaska dessert. One of the best meals we have had out recently.... More 

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Thank denisemj62
Port Douglas, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

On a recent trip to New Zealand’s North Island we stopped in Hamilton for lunch. While wandering around the shopping and restaurant precinct we walked past Embargo. It was Waitangi Day and the place was pretty much empty. But the spaghetti rague and mushroom risotto caught our eye. The food was fantastic and the wine list, with a number of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Garden Place, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 834 1353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?