Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

iBistro is housed in the relaxed and modern ibis Hamilton Tainui hotel on the banks of the Waikato River. Just minutes away from Hamilton’s bustling city centre, the restaurant serves New Zealand cuisine made with fresh local produce.

Try the Pan-seared scallops or one of the popular vegetarian options, with the Burrito bowl being a firm favourite! There’s a range of classic side dishes on offer as well as mouth-watering dessert options. The food menu is complemented by an extensive list of local wines and beers for you to choose from.

Dine alfresco on the balcony overlooking the Waikato River; iBistro is one of the few restaurants and bars in the city with these stunning views. Inside, the dining area has a warm and contemporary feel with vibrant décor and ample seating for groups or couples.

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iBistro
Ibis Hotel
18 Alma Street
Hamilton

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Phone: 07 859 9200
Website: www.accorhotels.com/6690

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iBistro
Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro
Mains: $15 - $30

Reviews

Roha Barton

Right from the start it was a great experience. From booking dinner with first table to arriving at the restaurant, and being seated right away and then ordering our meals. We didn't wait for our food long either. The entree was amazing! Chargrilled chicken salad with macadamia nuts. Absolutely melt in your mouth! Our mains were cooked to perfection and desert! The brulee was to die for. Absolutely and utterly delicious. Great food, great service, great family atmosphere and a rather nice location. Will be back in summer. Can't fault anything. Best experience this year. Well done Ibistro!

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Katarina Poutu

Wow! Food was absolutely delicious! As well as the desserts! The service was amazing. Our waitress provided prompt service. Gave us approx times of when our food would be ready. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and no doubt we will be back again.
One happy whanau here

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Staff were lovely and friendly. Went out of their way to make my dad's birthday special. They bought out his dessert with extra special 'happy birthday' around the plate We enjoyed the food and the selection of drinks was outstanding. The whole evening was wonderful - thank you iBistro

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Pleasantly surprised with our visit to i Bistro.
Meal was very nice and great value. Had to go find our own table and pour own water, so service could be improved, but in saying that, all were friendly and helpful with menu options. Will definitely return.

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A lovely place to dine. The steak and the lamb were excellent, perfectly cooked. The staff were very attentive and made sure we were looked after. Will definitely be back!

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Service was great , food was very good. Would recommend and will go back.

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Very enjoyable evening, we had three courses, all food was served in a timely manner, delicious and an appropriate serving size. Decor was modern and view onto the river and bridge made for a nice setting. The balcony would be a lovely place to sit on a warm evening or summers day. The staff were friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Would dine here again.

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Judy Derby

Wonderful restaurant with excellent food and service. Thank you for a great evening

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Pauline Zuppicich

The food was great and the service staff were very attentaive and smiling which was great very friendly. Food came quickly no waiting around and very tasty. Can fault anything will go again

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Our anniversary dining experience was lovely!! The staff we very friendly and prompt with orders. Entrees were delicious and presentation was fabulous!! Range on mains menu was quite interesting and different to the standard and was very tasty. Will definitively be popping by again!

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This was our first booking with First Table and it was was a very enjoyable experience , the food was great and the service was friendly and attentive.
We had entrees of the scallops and prawn dishes , both were good with the scallops winning out , I had the seared steak and my wife had the lamb and they were great . Overall it was a very enjoyable meal , great ambiance and location

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Silvia Clarke

Lovely young staff. Nice views. Food pretty good.

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Ngaire Paki

We appreciated the creative dishes offered. We had a pea n wisabi rissoto with prawns which was creamy and flavourful at first but then became a little sickly after the first few of tastes. The same for the scollops but the beef was nice just a little over cooked. I really liked the pasta dish with mushrooms and my husband enjoyed his steak. Overall it was tasty.

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Pearly Sullivan

Had a lovely evening with two other friends two of the meals were beautiful, however one of my friends ordered the pork dish and it tasted horrible-should let the restaurant know that but we didn't

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Roha Barton

Right from the start it was a great experience. From booking dinner with first table to arriving at the restaurant, and being seated right away and then ordering our meals. We didn't wait for our food long either. The entree was amazing! Chargrilled chicken salad with macadamia nuts. Absolutely melt in your mouth! Our mains were cooked to perfection and desert! The brulee was to die for. Absolutely and utterly delicious. Great food, great service, great family atmosphere and a rather nice location. Will be back in summer. Can't fault anything. Best experience this year. Well done Ibistro!

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Really lovely experience dining out with my partner and my eldest son, Dined on the balcony overlooking the river and under the heater, very nice surprise on a winter's evening! Food was great, each had 3 courses and all but 1 dessert hit the mark, and that was because it was far too rich. Waitress Bronwyn was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Definitely we will be back!

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This is the second time we have dined at iBistro and the food was good as usual. I had a dessert serving of Duck Island ice-cream which was huge, three scoops! The food is always well presented and tasty and the atmosphere warm and welcoming.

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Food was amazing!

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Slow and unattentive service, took 50 minutes to receive meal after ordered. Food cold and over cooked. Very disappointed.

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Definitely highly recommend ibistro!

Hubby & I wanted a nice quick selection of entrees to start our night out and everything was spot on. The service, the food and the location.

We would return in a heart beat and will be telling all our friends and family too.

Thankyou!

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Lucia Poentarko

I cant fault this. First time use first table deal was sooo good.
We had a good time that night. 2 couples dinner date. Celebrating friendships. Food...steak cooked to perfection. Scallop as an entree was to die for. Apple fritter for dessert yuuuuum.
Will definitely come back.
Reece our waiter for that night was attentive,, very hospitable.

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An interesting menu with well seasoned delicious food nicely presented. A casual and enjoyable dining experience.

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Excellent food and wonderful value. We have been back again!

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Very lovely restaurant had an amazing time and the food was absolutely amazing!!!

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Great food, good service.

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Megan Hucker

Food and service was great. small problem with First Table discount but this was sorted very promptly by onsite manager. Will certainly go back.

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Oscar Lawrence

Love the food here and the service is always great

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D Darbyshire

Absolutely beautiful dinner. Will definitely be recommending this restaurant to family and friends and returning ourselves. Thanks I-bistro!! :)

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Charles Ruru

Had a nice time
Thank you

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Elly Louie

All Good! Will have next time.

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Oscar Lawrence

Great food and service, the scallops were perfect

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The staff were awesome and so lovely. The venue was nice and the food was so good. Thank you so much

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Fabulous meal great place to dine.

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Friendly staff, we sat out side on balcony overlooking the river and bridge with a heater above us. Great atmosphere! But the food was A M A Z I N G! Pleasantly surprised at the subtleties of flavour in the sauces. Will definitely be returning!

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Karen Jepsen

Beautiful food, great service will certainly come again

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Katarina Poutu

Wow! Food was absolutely delicious! As well as the desserts! The service was amazing. Our waitress provided prompt service. Gave us approx times of when our food would be ready. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and no doubt we will be back again.
One happy whanau here

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Had a really good meal and were also impressed with the staff. Looking forward to returning and taking friends.

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Mako Schollum

Good food, good setting and good service.

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Thanks ‘First Table’! Great opportunity to try a great restaurant. Awesome atmosphere out on veranda table, wonderful service & food was perfect! Will definitely dine there again

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As always, excellent service from Rhys and team and delicious food with yummy choices. First Table is well worthwhile and great to have a view of the river.

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A lovely place to eat outside by the river (although the occasional train is noisy). It was casual and friendly and the scallops, pork belly and lamb shanks were superb. Fairly small wine list, but some excellent wines on it as well as house wines. A very enjoyable meal.

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Colette Meeske

Dinner out as a family for a birthday. Lamb shanks good, pork belly good, nice portions . Enjoyable evening was had by all.

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Was a bizarre experience, atmosphere 2/5, food 5/5. When we walked in it is very obvious it is a hotel restaurant (we didn't realise this until after we booked) the reception is about 2m from the "dining room". It kind of made the restaurant feel cheap and awkward. The atmosphere wasn't good, they were trying to go for fine dining but were playing music from ZM. My partner and I were pretty close to leaving but as we had paid the $10 we didn't want to lose our money. However, we ordered and the food came promptly. The food was pretty darn good, my partner had the pork belly and I had the steak. I would recommend the food. We both felt like the prices werehigh for what it was, we felt it would only be justified if the atmosphere was better and that it is worth closer to $20-25. Bottom line - the atmosphere is average, we couldn't wait to leave but the food is very good

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Kathleen Ayugat

The food and the service were just exceptional. We will definitely dine here again.

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Enjoyable setting. The service was very good especially considering they hosted the rugby sevens teams kids menu was great and brought over colouring pencils and sheet with activities for the kids, great touch. Thanks.

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Karen Beachen

We were shown our table and then asked to go outside instead and that wasn't a problem at all. The waiter was very accommodating and friendly. Very attentive throughout the evening as well.
The food was absolutely delicious. Just the right portion sizes and my husband's steak was cooked to perfection!
We would definitely go back and would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
We actually spoke to the people dining next to us and we recommended First Table to them and they will definitely look into it.
A winner.

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We had an early booking and I would definitely recommend it. The service was great, food came in good time, it wasn't loud and all in all a lovely night.

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Marie Barfoote

Lovely meal, friendly service!

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Leanne Finch

Food was amazing. Soup was amazing . Four top notch meals. No complaints at all. Service couldnt have been better. Well done.

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Excellent food. Generous servings.

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Sally Cao

The river view was great. Reece did a fantastic job looking after us and we enjoyed the dining experience. We recommend more gravy for the lamb shank.

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Megan Lassey

Wonderful service. Delish food. Scenery awesome

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