Coffee lovers will not be left wanting with great coffee roasteries and a thriving coffee culture.


Experience an ecclectic array of ‘street eats’ on Grey Street in Hamilton’s East. Fast becoming renowned as the city’s food precinct, there is something for everyone from iconic Kiwi Fish and Chips being served at ‘Fish Punk’ to tasty and nutritious burgers being served at ‘GoneBurger’. The surrounding laneways such as Lovegrove Lane share artisan fare served with love. Healthy bites and local seasonal produce can be enjoyed in this area for a total culinary experience.

Behold the Bean! Hamilton has gained a great reputation for its coffee culture meaning you don’t have to venture far for a great coffee. Here are the Top Ten as voted by locals and visitors.

Dine with a View. Soak in sensational views of the Waikato river from the contemporary surrounds of Gothenburg Cafe, Restaurant & Bar and an exciting, tapas styled menu inspired by international flavours and brought together with fresh, local produce and superb service.

Award winning contemporary cuisine and a great atmosphere can be found at popular local eatery, Chim Choo Ree, 2014 Cuisine Magazine winner of Best Regional Restaurant Award.

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Putting the craft into beer, Good George Brewing presents seven regular brews to choose from in addition to special, limited edition brews. There is even a tour to show you how they are made and just how Good they really are!

Vilagrads winery, cellar door and lunch restaurant. Celebrating a special heritage of one of the region’s founding Father’s of viticulture, Ivan Milicich.

From mid week until the weekend, Wonder Horse is the place to be for the best cocktails, craft beers, wine and whiskey in town. Bar snacks are also available from 5pm.