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Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, Burgers
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 3204

Open Hours:
Everyday 12pm - 3pm // 6pm - 10pm

Phone: 07 859 9200

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

Reviews

Hannah Duran

This was a nice place to eat, we had a lovely view and almost forgot we were in the centre of town! The food was good and the service was excellent, the waitresses were super attentive!
Hannah Duran

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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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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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Absolutely great place to dine food was perfect service was exceptional and staff very professional would highly recommend

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Jordan Herbert

Great food and service and excellent location and view of the waikato river.

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Ann Boivin

good

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We had a lovely evening great outside seating with beautiful views of the waikato river service was exceptional waiter was very professional and service was still good considering he was the only one there looking after about 5 or 6 tables parking outside was handy meals were delicious everything we tried was very nice well done staff members of the ibis thanks so much

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We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and our family who are all overseas shouted us a restaurant meal. We chose iBistro and booked first time with First Table. On arrival we were told to find our own table and chose to sit outside on the balcony overlooking the river and bridge. After 20 mins and 3 requests for service we received an apology and were offered complimentary drinks to compensate. From then onwards our waitress looked after us and we enjoyed our three course meal. Highlight of our evening was a special dessert platter with ”Happy Anniversary” written around the edge of the plate compliments of the Chef.
Thanks iBistro.

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Karen Jepsen

Absolute a lovely evening. Good food, lovely view of river and very pleasant service.

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Leanne MacDonald

We were a table of 3. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service was great. We would highly recommend and can't wait to come back

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Hannah Duran

This was a nice place to eat, we had a lovely view and almost forgot we were in the centre of town! The food was good and the service was excellent, the waitresses were super attentive!
Hannah Duran

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Charles Ruru

Had a great time as my wife and l decided to take our two grandsons out for dinner we enjoyed high quality and classy food and service, a nice time by all thanks.

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Hetty Clark

They don't have their own parking so that was disappointing. The service was okay and the food was okay too. Lovely atmosphere though.

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Annabel Johns

We had a really, really lovely meal. Thanks so much for a great experience!

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Warren Tumarae

Great time with my family. Good food and excellent service.

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Cindy Cooper

Beautiful food in gorgeous surroundings

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Creative dishes. Wonderful services.
Highly recommend

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Elizabeth Byrne

Enjoyed the food and the service was really great.

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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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