Best places to eat in Hamilton, New Zealand





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Published on May 18, 2019

Hamilton city New Zealand aka "The Tron" as it is affectionately known to many Kiwis in NZ. Who would have guessed that within this cosy little city there is an array of great dining experiences and such scenic prettiness to uncover.

In this episode we'll show you some places to eat, where to stay in Hamilton, and we also visit Hamilton Gardens which is a huge park that features elaborately themed gardens from around the world.

Our first stop in Hamilton also marked the first time we've ever tried high tea. We visited New Zealand's only commercially grown tea estate - Zealong Tea Estate. If you enjoy drinking tea, you'll enjoy this award winning tea experience.
Address: 495 Gordonton Rd, Hamilton 3281
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10am–5pm

We heard that Hamilton has some fantastic Vietnamese food and so we sampled a classic Banh Mi and Pho from Saigon Noon. If you're after some yummy Vietnamese food in Hamilton, Saigon Noon is where to go.
Address: 103 Alexandra St, Hamilton 3204
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am–8:30pm

Best restaurant in Hamilton, is a phrase used by many online reviewers to describe this next place so we had to try it for ourselves. Gothenburg Restaurant which sat right next to the mighty Waikato river was where we stopped off for dinner during our stay in Hamilton city.
Address: 17 Grantham St, Hamilton 3204
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9am–11pm

To pair with the "best restaurant in Hamilton" we figured we'd also stop at the legendary dessert joint, Duck Island Ice Cream. Some people have claimed it as the best ice cream in New Zealand and so we definitely had to try it. So many flavours, so little stomach but we still managed to devour 3 scoops. Sorry for the poor dub on this section, the original audio was unusable!
Address: 300a Grey St, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216
Hours: Monday - Sunday 11am–10pm

If you're looking for where to stay in Hamilton, New Zealand and liked the look of our Hamilton accommodation, we stayed at Nicolas & Bridget's Airbnb standalone studio. It was situated in their private beautiful English garden. Nicholas and Bridget were super welcoming, lovely hosts and their home was in such a nice peaceful place. Thanks again for having us! :)

Check out their listing here:

To film our facts about Hamilton, we visited the Hamilton Gardens. So many different amazing gardens from around the world, all in one lovely location. A must-visit when you're in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Address: Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton 3216

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