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17 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3562
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service was a bit lacking - at arriving to a near empty restaurant we were told a few times we could only be there a short while and the staff checked their watches while serving - we will book ahead next time - and there will be a next time because the food was amazing. This place relies on good... More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was visiting my daughter tonight who studies at Waikato and she suggested this restaurant. Fantastic food - it just took a bit of persuading for us to get a table at 5.30- we said would be out in an hour. (yes - we had not booked!) Staff took ages and finally allowed us a table. Only three tables were... More 

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful in responding to all requests from guests at the table.

Thank Lyn H
Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a romantic dinner. The food was good as was the wine and the service but the best place to sit is outside near the river path so better for boozy lunches.

Thank OpinionatedBrit
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we had visited this restaurant. We now know to book a table ahead as we had found it fully booked on a couple of occasions. However it did not disappoint! The food was beautiful and wait staff friendly and attentive without being 'in your face'. I can see why it is so popular.

Thank ChucklesHamilton
Hamilton, New Zealand
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I received burns to my mouth from a chilli dish I have previously had on several occasions and which I have always liked. The food left visible burns in my mouth which are still painful 2 days later. The restaurant was dismissive of my complaint and showed no concern. Very disappointing reaction from a previously well regarded restaurant.

Thank Katieclem46
Carlgothenburg, Owner at Gothenburg, responded to this review

Wow! 1 star! Thanks so very much for your review. I'm just gonna leave this here for people to read. It's what comes up when you search the internet for 'Does Chilli actually burn me?' "The burning and painful sensations associated with capsaicin result from its chemical interaction with sensory neurons. ... Thus, capsaicin does not actually cause a chemical... More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us were out for a nice meal and we were not disappointed. Service was great, a waitress was always nearby when needed. Everything was served quickly but it never felt rushed. The sparkling wine cocktails were great. We had 4 different dishes, 1 vegetarian and 3 different meats and each one was unique, very tasty and just the... More 

Thank piebrpwn
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for our wedding anniversary.When booking it was suggested that we come 30 mins early. A wise suggeston as the place filled at quickly a bit later with a noisy 12 year old birthday party. The food was tapas and all the food was excellent and delivered in a timely manner.Can't fault anythin and would recommend it... More 

Thank Ken h
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel quite gushy writing this review of Gothenburg, so good was our meal, that I'm not sure I can do it justice in words. But it's not just the meal. What lovely staff! It felt like the silver service treatment without the price tag. Firstly, I went for lunch with a friend, $60 for the two of us including... More 

Thank mumdadandthekids
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks for a lovely evening. This was our 3rd time to Gothenburg but this time we bought an elderly guest who was celebrating his birthday with my husband. Great food as always, our waitress was really friendly and helpful for all our needs. Our elderly neighbour really loved it too (his first time), and mentioned he'd like to come back... More 

Thank Shona M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish, Fusion, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 3562
Gothenburg serves a great selection of tapas. We focus on having a relaxed atmosphere combined with excellent service. We have a beautiful view of Waikato River from our dining room and outdoor terrace, and are located just a minutes walk from the main street.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?