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The Verandah

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Verandah is a restaurant catering well to a wide variety of tastes -full meals to snacks - and it does it well. Reasonably priced and I have always found food goo.

Thank Maggie24nz
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Have been here twice now, once on my most resent visit to New Zealand and once last April. The atmosphere is nice and the lake in the background makes for a very pretty view. The food and drinks were nice both times I was there. Would recommend going for a walk around the lake as well.

Thank AlyshaHunt
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I like my long black coffees and this place I think has the best in Hamilton. There is a young lady responsible (I think her name is Annette) who if often on the coffee machine and makes the best long black coffees in town. Just the right strength and nice and creamy on top. Always served with a small jug... More 

Thank Hamiltonlad
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

A convenient spot along the lake walk. A beautiful view in a peaceful location. Food quite okay and coffee was fine

Thank Narelle D
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Conveniently just a short walk from the motel I was staying in. Arrived for a late lunch and had a very tasty salmon dish. Service was quick and efficient.

Thank Supergranbee
Hamilton, New Zealand
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Flexible Venue overlooking Hamilton"s lake Rotoroa. Have been to numerous fictions there and there and good flexible spaces. Parking can be a bit hard if lake area is busy

Thank Keithry
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A little disappointed with this place the coffee was good the food selection was very average my chicken bacon Burger was oversauced and overpriced great location

Thank thistledoons
Tauranga, New Zealand
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My family and I dinned at this Cafe/Resturant, the meals weren't that good. We had toasted sandwiches and the toast was so hard that we couldn't eat it. Wasn't that impressed with the cleaniness, I appreciated that they were busy, but wouldn't take much when staff walking past a table that a table was cleared. Was quite expensive. The same... More 

Thank spinx1973
Hamilton, New Zealand
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We have been here several times, and I always get a bit of a fright at the cost of what is pleasant but no more than that, food. The sauce on my eggs benedict was congialed, and while the idea of Rossi instead on toast underneath is nice, it did make the meal a bit heavy. One would have been... More 

Thank Cherry-Lynne
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Two very different venues in one amazing location. I've been to the Verandah for cocktail function and enjoyed marvelous tapas with great wine. The view and the sunset across the lake is simply amazing. During the day the cafe is great to meet friends and watch the kids play. 4 out of 5 for the food and service at this... More 

Thank Vaughan H

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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
Cafe, New Zealand, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?