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The Cook Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
7 Cook St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
+64 7-856 6088
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good53%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (3 reviews)
“pork belly” (3 reviews)
“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
7 Cook St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Hadn't been to The Cook for some time and thought the prices had certainly gone up for a meal. Service was good and we were able to get our meals from the breakfast menu even though it was past serving time for that menu. Waitress...More

Thank Maggie24nz
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Even though this is a pub/cafe I expected the food to be better. We waited a long time for our lunch and when it came we were disappointed - everything tasted greasy and the presentation was unappealing.

Thank bianca5699
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I got served a chicken burger with raw bacon... no word of a lie. Pretty horrified to be honest. I'd never go back, food is average as and the place has gone down hill.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Upmarket pub food, great service, awesome suburban bar. They they seem to take good entertainment seriously and off a range of great nights out per month e.g.comedy, live bands, quiz nights

Thank Veronica C
Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a wonderful night! The food was tasty, the service prompt and the highlight of the evening a superb 5 piece band with the wow factor. I really liked their today's special offer. - buy two drinks and pay for both

Thank Valsattheblock
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We ordered two different pizzas and both were of poor quality. The meat used not he pizzas was not recognisable as meat. I ordered the Pepperoni - Salami, mozzarella and topped with a bbq swirl $14 - the so called salami was like a luncheon...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Good value meal, nice atmosphere, good place to have a meal and a couple of drinks, good service. Suits all types of people

Thank sjoyth
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

About 15 members of my family and i went the cook for a farewell breakfast. It was my first time there and the first impression was great! The rugby was on so there were people there watching the game so it was full 10am in...More

Thank Roha B
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great food, friendly service, nice atmosphere. We stopped in for an early dinner with our young children. We were promptly seated next to the children's play area in a comfortable booth. I ordered the satay chicken meal for two, plus the pork belly meal, and...More

Thank barrettjudi
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Sunday lunch at the Cook. Always great service, seated with a couple of cold beers. Bit disappointed in the new menu, short on the staples, however had a build your own breakfast, steak, two fried eggs, bacon on Turkish bread, very tasty and up to...More

Thank Harley2010-11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Cook St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-856 6088
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