The newly opened SKYCITY Dining precinct offers a range of dining options. From The Local Taphouse bar, which stocks locally crafted beer, cider and delicious food, or Eat Burger which offers mouth-watering burgers and shakes to delicious cocktails at the Marble Room, there is something for everyone. For the coffee lovers among us Coffee Posts offers café style fare and coffee on the go.
Location: SKYCITY Hamilton, 346 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Varies for each establishment within SKYCITY
More Info: www.skycityhamilton.co.nz
Chim Choo Ree
With several awards to its name, including the 2014 Cuisine Magazine Best Regional Restaurant award, Chim Choo Ree, at the southern end of Hamilton’s Victoria Street, is one of the city’s most popular restaurants. With a contemporary New Zealand menu and a lively atmosphere, Chim Choo Ree is a must do Hamilton dining experience. The owners are also the brains behind the popular Duck Island Icecream Parlour in Hamilton East.
Location: The Brewery Building, 14 Bridge Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday lunch: 11:30am – 2pm & dinner: 5pm – late. Saturday 5pm - late
Phone: +64 7 839 4329
More Info & Menu: www.chimchooree.co.nz
Good George Dining Hall & Brewery
After quickly making a name for itself with the Good George Beer range, Good George Dining Hall in Hamilton’s Frankton suburb has become a popular watering hole with locals. Now with Good Neighbour in Rototuna and Little George Bar in the CBD, there is plenty of opportunity to grab your favourite Good George brew and some tasty menu items.
Location: 32A Somerset Street, Frankton, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 847 3223
More Info / Menu: www.goodgeorge.co.nz
Gothenburg Café, Restaurant & Bar
With stunning views overlooking the Waikato River, Gothenburg serves a range of tapas, inspired by international flavours. Perfect for a light lunch or dinner with friends, Gothenburg also offers an allergy friendly menu, meaning there is something to suit all tastes. Choose to dine indoors, or opt for outdoor seating on the verandah.
Location: The ANZ Centre, 21 Grantham Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 11pm. Friday 9am – late. Saturday 11:30am – late
Phone: +64 7 843 562
More Info & Menu: www.gothenburg.co.nz
Victoria Street Bistro
Another Hamilton City restaurant that boasts an array of awards, Victoria Street Bistro is one of the city’s premier dining experiences. The stunning décor and intimate seating, alongside friendly staff and a top local chef make Victoria Street Bistro popular with visitors and locals alike.
Location: 153 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday lunch: 11:30am – 3pm; dinner 5pm - late
Phone: +64 7 839 4444
More Info / Menu: www.victoriastreetbistro.co.nz
Iguana Restaurant & Bar
With a candle lit atmosphere and garden bar, Iguana Restaurant & Bar in the south end of Hamilton’s Victoria Street offers a casual dining setting and upmarket feel. The open kitchen allows diners to see the chef’s prepare their meals, which are complimented by the range of wines, beers and cocktails on offer.
Location: 203 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 11:30am – late; Thursday – Friday: 11am til late; Saturday 10am – late; Sunday 9am til late
Phone: +64 7 834 2280
More Info / Menu: www.iguana.co.nz
Mavis & Co
A popular Hamilton City Café, Mavis & Co in Hamilton East offers a tasty menu, cabinet food, luscious desserts and top quality espresso, making it perfect for breakfast, lunch and coffee catch ups. Mavis & Co also offer late nights from Thursday – Sunday and is the epitome of café and restaurant culture in Hamilton City.
Location: 475 Grey Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:45am – 4:30pm; Saturday & Sunday 7:45am – 4:30pm; Thursday – Sunday 5pm – 9pm
More Info / Menu: www.mavis.co.nz
The River Kitchen
Well known for its fresh white tongue 'n groove interior and friendly staff, The River Kitchen cafe is a welcoming place to meet for coffee, cake, breakfast or lunch. The breakfast menu runs daily until 2pm and offers classic combinations as well as a few twists on the usual fare. Lunch is driven by the seasons and represented in the inspired cabinet food which changes daily.
Location: 237 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm
Phone: +64 7 8392906
More Info / Menu: www.theriverkitchen.co.nz
Hayes Common is a bustling, newly opened, neighbourhood eatery in Hamilton East, right next to the Waikato River. Previously known as Hydro Cafe, the re-invented space provides a contemporary licenced cafe/restaurant. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, they focus on great seasonal robust food, craft beer, amazing coffee in a fun relaxed space.
Location: Cnr Plunket Tce & Jellicoe Dr, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Sunday & Tuesday: 8am - 4pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 8am - late
Phone: +64 27 537 1853
More Info / Menu: www.hayescommon.co.nz
Scotts Epicurean Licensed Café
Popular among coffee lovers, Scotts Epicurean is regularly voted as one of Hamilton City’s best cafes.
A friendly atmosphere and delicious breakfast and lunch menu items make Scotts Epicurean the perfect spot for a quiet breakfast, coffee date with friends or a quick lunch.
Location: 181 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 7am – 3pm; Saturday – Sunday 8:30am – 4pm
Phone: +64 7 839 6680
More Info / Menu: www.scottsepicurean.co.nz
Mexico celebrates the vibrant, fresh and lighter side of Mexican cuisine, with a range of authentic and fusion Mexican dishes served to you in a fast paced and energetic atmosphere. The menu is seasonal, changing every 3 months to ensure fresh flavours and produce but with customer favourites becoming a menu staple you'll never have to worry about missing out on Mexico's famous fried chicken.
Location: 254 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Operating Hours: Open 7 days, noon till late
Phone: +64 7 211 7338
More Info / Menu: www.mexico.net.nz/hamilton