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“Pure Excellence”
Review of Zealong

Zealong
Ranked #10 of 399 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Zealong Tea Estate – where you can enjoy the ultimate in luxury, combined with our own unique blend of New Zealand hospitality. Widely regarded as a Waikato icon, Zealong Tea Estate is the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand, producing 100% organic award-winning tea. The estate is a world-leading destination for tea, art and hospitality in an unrivaled setting. Offering serene views, a variety of function venues, public activities and tours, our multi-talented team is dedicated to creating an extraordinary guest experience every day.
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Zealong staff know how to provide the very best in customer service. Beautiful and tranquil setting, and a business ethic that is fantastic, well done! Thoroughly recommend a visit for a refined afternoon tea, scrumptious lunch, and the best tea I've ever tasted.

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Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

I'd heard about the tea plantation so decided to take a look while on the way from Auckland to Taupo. What a great surprise to find the restaurant. We had the light lunch, me salmon tartare and him sweet and sour duck salad followed by tea infused creme brûlée and almond tart. That's got to be up with the best food we have ever had. The service and the quality of the furnishings is outstanding. And then the tea - such a great tea experience with the kettle next to your table for your refills. An outstanding and memorable experience and well worth a visit.

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Thank TuiGlen
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Fantastic venue, beautiful views, great setting and amazing tea plus snacks, lunches and high teas. A must for a wonderful morning or lunchtime! Great staff!

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Thank Sharon J
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I went on the tour and then had High Tea at Zealong with my mom. The tour was easy walking and it was very interesting. Having drunk tea for years, I actually found out where the leaves are from and how it's all processed. The tour guide was informative and encouraged questions and comments. There was the walking tour outside, a video, a tea demonstration and then we sat down to a fabulous High Tea. The food was just delicious and the tea was quite something. Sort of like a wine testing. Nice thing to do on the way out of Hamilton returning to Auckland.

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Thank Lori-traveller
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

my new husband and i loved the food he wasnt as fond of the tea and couldnt taste the diference between them

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Thank Danielle H
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