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Asian, Contemporary, New Zealand, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
+64 7-853 3018
10:00 - 17:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped off here on the drive home and popped in without a reservation which, on a Wednesday, turned out to ok. We had a table on the deck at the very edge looking out over the plantation on a beautiful sunny day. We ordered the High Tea and thoroughly enjoyed it - 2 3 tier cake plates - one... More 

1 Thank Nicola W
Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place is perfect. The staff are super friendly and professional, the tea sandwiches and pastries were bursting with all sorts of different flavors, and you could drink the tea forever. Loved everything about this place. Will definitely be back when visiting NZ again in the future!

1 Thank yangce118
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am never disappointed when I go to Zealong. The staff are well presented, always at the ready to serve you and consistently ensuring there is plenty of hot water for the tea. If you want to experience a grand high tea this is the place to go. I have never had better then here.

1 Thank Justine S
Te Awamutu
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely lunch. We both had market fish which was pan fried and cooked to perfection. Service could not be faulted. Quite expensive I thought.

1 Thank TeAwamutuJones_s
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had an excellent time at the Zealong tea estate. Our brilliant guide German was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable (despite his native Colombia being more famed for coffee!). The teas were lovely and the high tea was well worth the extra expense, with very generous portions of lovely canapes which left us full. Would highly recommend.

Thank Rachel N
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great time, friend selected the high tea, we all had a great time and enjoyed the food, tea and the surrounding. Worth a visit

1 Thank Jason T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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153 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Love the ambience . Nice spacious tea garden . The varieties of tea are amazing . We requested the high tea . We were served with 3 small sandwiches , 5 variety of appetisers and 5 variety of dessert. The tea was the highlight. I selected the ice breaker and it was good. Maybe will go again but only for... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I tried the oolong but the taste is light as the water is not hot enough to brew the tea leave. The staff is nice and friendly.

1 Thank lawrence y
Horsham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

If you take your tea seriously then this is the place for you. Our afternoon tour nearly turned into a whole mini series of six or nine episodes! Everything about tea is very precise and exact. You need to go with it and enjoy. Don't look at the bill..

1 Thank carefree2017
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We did the tour here the first time and it was really good! We had the tea ceremony. The second time we had high tea. We thought it wont be enough but it was more than enough. Highly recommended!

1 Thank TheLimstersNZ

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Asian, Contemporary, New Zealand, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-853 3018
For a unique experience in Hamilton, visit the Zealong Tea Estate at 495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton. Enjoy high tea, lunch, or just relax over a delicious cup of organically farmed tea on the restaurant terrace overlooking New Zealand's only tea plantation.

Tea tours, private/corporate functions also available. Bookings highly recommended. Tours require at least 24h notice. Look for our Trip Advisor TEA TOUR ATTRACTION too!

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