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Iguana St Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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203 Victoria St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
+64 7-834 2280
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went in to Iguana Café a little late one Tuesday evening (7pm-ish) to find the place fully booked. I ask the waitress staff how long to wait for a table to have coffee and dessert and she replied it was going to be a good 45 minutes. I flagged it that evening. The next week, I turned up early (6.30pm)... More 

Thank Max_O6363
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great pizzas and good choice of beer and wine. Still famed for their desserts but after a medium pizza no room for dessert. Good service and still well worth eating at Iguana.

Thank David716
Turangi, New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing night with wonderful service and all the food was delicious!! I had the Smoked Salmon Salad and I would highly recommend it to anyone. They have a large variety of food and drinks available and were very accommodating to our requests. We will definitely be returning on our next visit to Hamilton.

Thank Jess H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite a lovely place. But we received poor service and it was very loud so we couldn't hear each other talk. food and drinks were delicious though.

Thank kwlap
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and food. The staff were very friendly and happy. We felt relaxed and not rushed. The pizza was good and BLT with chips was great. Bit surprised that the cup of tea that one of us was served with had a chipped cup. No excuse for that to happen. Other than that I would recommend this restaurant if... More 

Thank Peonie49
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us ladies went there for lunch. There was nobody around. Customers were all st the back area eating, we could see them. Two young waiters were sitting behind the bar doing diverging. Saw us. Kept talking to each other. We waited, one waiter got up and went out the back. I walked around a bit and we read... More 

Thank Shirley333
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dessert with some friends. Waited 45 minutes for food to come out. No apology given even after we complained about the wait. Food was pretty average

Thank Brassy89
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess if they paid attention to training staff, and helping staff to make good decisions they could have a great place.Our problems were....Botched our booking. They some how found the worlds smallest scallops (all five put together did not even match the size of a normal scallop) To many good restaurants to put up with places who don't care... More 

Thank johnbegood777
Hamilton, New Zealand
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three for Sunday lunch. This is my second visit to Iguana this month the first was Team lunch with work colleagues, which was great, they looked after our group of 10 very well, Pizza was a standout the Venison especially was yum. Today it was three for lunch, it was quite busy as a lot of other cafes were closed.... More 

Thank VW-Foodies
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 needed lunch enroute to Auckland and came across Iguana in Hamilton when many other restaurants and cafes were closed. It is a big space but has a very cool & eclectic interior, lots of natural timber & copper, casual and relaxing. My older son & I opted for BLT sandwiches on bap buns, it was really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Victoria St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 2280

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