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The Verandah

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Hamilton Lake Domain | off Ruakiwi Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 0692
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It may of been wise to have the brunch after walking around the lake!! (not before) The food was very good and well presented it is a great place.

Thank 232anon232
Tauranga, New Zealand
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a conference centre attached and being on the lake has a great outlook across the lake. They have a limited breakfast & lunch menu and a good cabinet selection of pastries etc. It is very spacious with tables & chairs as well as couches and a very large covered deck. The staff are very pleasant & efficient.... More 

Thank Bigrinkles
Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A recent Morning Tea with a group of friends. I had a lovely fresh Basil & Feta scone. Asked for a medium sized Americana, which came in quite a small cup. Served promptly, & was asked if I wanted the scone heated.Not a good range of Gluten free food for my friend to choose from. Lovely aspect overlooking Lake Rotoroa,... More 

Thank Kumquat712
Whakatane, New Zealand
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Friday. It was busy and service was fast and friendly... Facility was clean and comfortable.

Thank Nurse7042
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It wasnt that late in the day.. maybe 3pm on a Sunday. the cabinet was nearly empty. They were out of many menu options and the place was a mess suggesting that they had had a very busy day. The price of our coffee and cake was exorbitant.. Maybe a staff member employed weekends for cleaning front of house.

Thank Kiwichatter
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went there earlier in the year. Was not really happy, food was faitly expensive and lots of sparrows about. Went to try it again a month or so ago, the place was very quiet, everything looked unclean and lots of flys. Left and went elsewhere.

Thank biddybid55
Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Could not have been slower if the coffee and food had had come from the other end of the country. It was a rainy day so no where near as many people there as a fine sunny day. I was hosting part of a world wide photowalk and decided to get a coffee while waiting for people to turn up.... More 

Thank Hippynz
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great location by the park for children, great children's fish and chip meal! Adult meals over priced at over $20 and nothing exciting. Would go again, even if only for their yummy kids cookies and hot drinks

Thank taniahartley
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Ooh had the best lunch on Saturday 🍷🍲🍨☕ with my work BFF'S 😙 hmmm mini pavs and mousse' oh yeah! Love Hamilton lake and love, love, LOVE Verandah (especially Brooke! Shout out!) #theverandah #bestfood #NZpure

Thank Christine B
Nelson, New Zealand
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249 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My seven year old grand daughter and I decided to have a late breakfast here after we dropped her grandfather off at the hospital. Yes, it is a great location, near the hospital, next to the lake and alongside on of the best playgrounds around. The playground was crowded but the restaurant was not. I probably should have taken note... More 

Thank whosemother

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hamilton Lake Domain | off Ruakiwi Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 0692
The Verandah Cafe has something to suit everyone with our large cabinet selection made fresh daily on premise or we operate an all-day menu from breakfast to the late afternoon.
Be spoilt with our special High Tea service or relax on the verandah with a light lunch and a nice glass of wine.
We can make all of our menu items to suit specific dietary requirements, just let us know.
The Verandah is a child friendly cafe with a 'Younger Treats' menu offering healthy meal options and our popular Kiddies Plate with new flavours every day. High chairs and baby changing facilities are also available and let's not forget the amazing playground right on our doorstep.

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