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Pumice & Ember Bistro Cafe & Deli - CLOSED

62 Church Road | Pukete, Hamilton, New Zealand
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
15 Jan 2014
“Expensive But Worth Visiting At Least Once”
8 Jan 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
62 Church Road | Pukete, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Have come here on two occasions, one was for a family birthday function and the other was for an informal lunch and both were pleasant experiences. The food is very expensive but in saying that it is quite tasty. Portion sizes are a bit questionable...More

Thank TravellingKaiQueen
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Can't wait 4 the new pumice because old was already awesome. We had a total of 3 Christmas functions there all booked by different people

Thank GillandPaul2013
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Very disappointed with the value and quantity of the mains.Ordered the sirloin . Absolutely nothing wrong with the quality, just the fact it was the diameter of a roll of sellotape and came with a scattering of unidentifiable extras .Also not impressed with waitress felt...More

Thank Jugagin
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Very disappointing meal at the Best Cafe NZ 2013. My meal was the scallop dish, lots of apple ribbons,and a spoon full of greens, cubes of some unidentified material was it vegetable or fruit no one at our table knew. I feel the kitchen staff...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I just love going to eat Pumice in Hamilton. Each time I've eaten there I've always enjoyed the food which comes out so beautifully presented. You don't get a lot but what you do get is of a high quality and delivered with staff who...More

1  Thank Noelene S
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I was in Hamilton for work and Pumice was recommended by a client, who knew they had just won "Best Café NZ" award for 2013. Went for evening meal with husband and son, we all enjoyed a delicious meal and attentive service. Thoroughly recommend chocolate...More

Thank Stylegirl35
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Very disappointed with our meal last week. Don't get me wrong - it could have been fantastic but it wasn't. Our main was barely warm and after just two mouthfuls we advised the waitress that it was not hot. Lamb dinner and duck - so...More

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 19 September 2013

The place is modern and full of ceiling to floor glass walls....maybe not that a good idea considered it is located in the middle of an industrial area... Staff is courteous and take orders without a notebook (is it supposed to be a good thing?)...More

Thank c0mmuter
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Pleasant and cheerful staff. Great coffees and enjoyed the deluxe mocha if you love a chocolate fix. Visit was mid morning so cafe was not busy.

Thank macpac23
Reviewed 1 July 2013

This bistro has been good in the past in line with reviews but it has changed for the worse. Went for Sunday lunch but service was poor and looked like understaffed. A glass of water as we arrived but that was it, no top ups....More

Thank dougalfreebee
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Church Road | Pukete, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Great restaurant, good service, not crowded, views, and best of all a great meal.
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