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Cuisine: European, Fusion, Pacific
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #2 of 13 restaurants in Waikato

Situated in the four-star Novotel Hamilton Tainui, Restaurant on Alma serves up relaxed, riverside dining. Take a seat on the balcony looking out towards the Waikato river, or enjoy the Pacific and European fusion ambience inside. With bright colours and bold design, the décor is contemporary and fresh.

Restaurant on Alma is an excellent choice for those a little fussy when it comes to food. Delicious and ample options are available for those with allergies or requiring gluten free dishes. There’s also great vegetarian, vegan and healthy options on offer. From irresistible sharing dishes to hearty main course meals, there’s something for everyone.

Finish your meal in a colourful fashion with one of Restaurant on Alma’s tropical signature cocktails.

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Restaurant on Alma
7 Alma Street
Hamilton 3204

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - 5:30pm // 6pm - 10pm

Phone: 07 838 1366

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Ranked: #2 of 13 restaurants in Waikato 2
Restaurant on Alma
Cuisine: European, Fusion, Pacific
Mains: $25 - $35

Reviews

Arrived early and were met by a very nice and attentive young lady to helped us throughout the meal.
Food was excellent, nice (generous) servings and flavours.
Will be back again.

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Hera Denton

Everything was amazing from start to finish! Thank you Restaurant on Alma for the awesome food and service and giving the 4 of us ladies such a beautiful spot to catch up and enjoy each other's company. Definately recommended ❤

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Melissa Guyan

We had a wonderful date night. The service was fantastic and the food delicious. We were really happy with our night out, and will definitely eat there again :)

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Rochagne Einkamerer

Had the best service, they are extremely accommodating with special dietary needs. We felt very relaxed and not rushed at all. Great place would definitely recommend!!

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hyungSoo kim

great food
great service
I definitely recommend this place for everyone who wants a mellow evening in a great atmosphere
I will go back again!

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Unbelievably good service - Ana was super-attentive, so very nice, and very friendly. Really impressed with everything. The meals were sublime, and our 10th wedding anniversary was certainly something special to remember!!

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It hadnt occured to me to visit a hotel just for the restaurant until Restaurant in Alma with First Table.
The restaurant is spacious and modern.
Our first impression of service was a blonde worker being rude to us when we figuring out who to talk to to be seated (there is a bar there with another counter hidden behind a wall we didnt know was there)
Lucky for us we had a newbie waitress for our table and she was bubbly and friendly.

The newbie waitress we had was smiley and friendly - the great service mark was purely from her.
The reviews said the food was absolutely amazing and we weren't disappointed!
Melt in your mouth flavor in every bite.

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What a lovely evening! One of our best dining out experiences. The food was the highlight! Everything was creative and cooked to perfection! Pork belly was incredible! Hubby had the steak which was melting in his mouth... then the brulee for dessert, we finished everything... no faults here!

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Karen Beachen

One of my colleagues at work had told me that both the service and the food were better than a restaurant we had gone to.
So we went with rather high expectations! We were in no way disappointed. The staff at Restaurant on Alma were very friendly and professional and throughout the meal they came by and asked if everything was alright.
I have to say that the food was exceptionally delicious and we could not fault a thing. At the end of the meal a couple of the staff praised First Table saying what a great idea it was. We certainly agree.
We will definitely return to Restaurant on Alma and bring friends with us.

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A great dining experience.our meals were divine. the steaks and lamb were tender and juicy and the sauces were to die for. thank you so much

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We loved our experience here. Food, service and atmosphere was amazing. My husband and I were out celebrating and this restaurant met every expectation. We recommend the Pork Belly, Chicken grill and the chocolate almond cake.

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Food was fresh and excellent, we, grantparents plus daughter, son in law, and two grandchildren all had quality relaxing time over there.

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The restaurant was accommodating when we requested to increase our booking size a few days after we had booked.
The restaurant was well presented and the wait staff service couldn't be faulted.
The meals were represented well by the menu and all 6 of us left satisfied with what we had ordered.
Good variety available to order.

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Charles Ruru

The Meal was excellent, and let the chefs know too, and the service was awsome azwell, very nice place to have dinner and too put a smile on the wifes face for a change Gud on ya Alma who ever that is thumbs up.

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Good food and great atmosphere

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This was our second booking through First Table and again we were disappointed.The starter of Pork Belly was overcooked and hard and dry and we were unable to eat it. The waitress replaced it with another Pork Belly which was nice. She also replaced our Rewena Bread which was rubbery with Pita Bread. The rest of the meal was ok. A special shout out to our wonderful waitress Ashley.

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My husband and I and our two children really enjoyed our experience at Restaurant on Alma. The duck was delicious and cooked to perfection and our boys enjoyed their kids meals of burgers, drink and dessert. There is a small children's area which the boys also enjoyed playing in. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff. We'd had a rough day due to travelling issues and the staff went out of their way to give us a great experience. Thank you for a lovely evening, we look forward to our next visit.

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Rochagne Einkamerer

Great food and service, would definitely go back again.

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Entrees were delicious, especially the pork belly! Mains were also great. Staff were very friendly and checked in throughout the evening to make sure we had everything we need. Great place, great food.

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Jen Wild

Great food, friendly and attentive service.

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Natasha Smith-Cully

We arrived early and had a drink from the bar. We were seated around 5.55pm. I ordered the Pork Belly for my main it was juicy and had crunchy skin the raddichio with it was crunchy and tasty. My wife ordered the Cajun seasoned wedges she said they tasted nice and the sour cream and cheese and sweet chilli went down well. Our other guest got the Eggs Benedict she said it was average. For dessert I had the creme brulee. It was devine. My wife had the cheese platter and she enjoyed all of the accompaniments. Our other guest had the cheesecake she said it was a bit too rich. All in all a pleasant dining experience. We will be back.

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Renae Rakena

Friendly and attentive service. Food was very nice and portion size was perfect.

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We went to celebrate our daughter’s birthday at the Restaurant on Alma as part of our Hamilton trip and it certainly did not disappoint. The Manager,Ana, made every effort to ensure that our preschooler daughter had a vegan cake (she has an egg allergy) and checked that the fish n chips batter did not contain eggs. She even went all out to search for a candle so the little girl could make a wish. The look on our daughter’s face was priceless when she saw the staff bringing her a cake and singing a birthday song! A most memorable birthday!

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Yan Yi

We ordered beef and lamb which we enjoyed. The meat are perfectly cook to our request, juicy and nice. Service is good.

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Arrived early and were met by a very nice and attentive young lady to helped us throughout the meal.
Food was excellent, nice (generous) servings and flavours.
Will be back again.

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Teresa Higham

Attentive wait & bar staff, delicious kai, generous portions, value for money...attracted by the menu (sourced locally and using māori ingredients) my whānau and I thoroughly enjoyed our eating experience at Restaurant on Alma..ngā mihi

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Leanne MacDonald

We have been here before and we all enjoyed it again. We can highly recommend.

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Hera Denton

Everything was amazing from start to finish! Thank you Restaurant on Alma for the awesome food and service and giving the 4 of us ladies such a beautiful spot to catch up and enjoy each other's company. Definately recommended ❤

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Debbie-Jo Baxter

First Table of the night meant we received quick service, they had lovely staff and delicious food! From the grill the Lamb and Pork were beautiful and the pork entree blew our mind! Highly recommed, relaxed atmosphere and not too loud, comfortable seats!

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The staff were friendly and attentive, they gave us a great experience. We had three courses off the menu and all three courses were delicious. Will definitely be returning, thanks!

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Had a beautiful experience at Restaurant on Alma. The food was delicious! The atmosphere was so nice and calming a place where you can actually talk without feeling like you need to yell. The staff were very accomodating, polite, professional and ensured that we were happy with everything that came to our table. Great service. Will definitely return.

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The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Starters were great and good portions - pork belly, nice twist on Ika Mata (raw fish) and bread platter. Mains were also well presented - not a fan of onion rings usually but these ones had great taste and crunch. Steaks and chicken mains cooked well. Kids burger meal enjoyed. Didn’t order dessert.

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Melissa Guyan

We had a wonderful date night. The service was fantastic and the food delicious. We were really happy with our night out, and will definitely eat there again :)

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Ting Xu

Second time dining in Alma, ordered octopus and pork belly for starters which were superb! Grilled lamb was dry but large portion, my friend ordered medium sirloin, and he said it was over cooked. Anyway, reasonable prices, and attentive service!

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Great food and service.
Excellent variety of courses to choose from.
Nice relaxed atmosphere.

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The restaurant is great for those wanting a quiet dinner and to be able to chat with friends etc. Good food, service was friendly but pretty slow and we twice had to ask for more drinks. They didn't have a few items on their drinks menu or food menu which we didn't think was good for so early on a Saturday night. Having said that a great menu and we couldn't fault any of our starters, they were delicious and so fresh tasting. The mains were good although one of the eye fillets was slightly over cooked and was the 'tail end' of the fillet and unfortunately pretty tough. The other eye fillet was perfect. Desserts were lovely. We didn't mind that the service was on the slow side as we were there early and we would definitely go back.

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Galyna Masyk

excellent!

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Malik Malakai

Highly recommended
Amazing food and great service
There is a play area for kids which is really nice for my little boy
Will definitely come back

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Selina Robinson

Lovely food

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food was good .
service was great and we (2A +2C) were well cared for.
Short waiting times for meals .We did have some difficulty locating the restaurant as the Novotel hotel exterior frontage is under construction and signage possibly covered up.

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Had a very nice evening. Recommend the sous vide chicken dish, very tasty. Our hostess was very pleasant.

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Rochagne Einkamerer

Had the best service, they are extremely accommodating with special dietary needs. We felt very relaxed and not rushed at all. Great place would definitely recommend!!

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Yan Yi

We started off with the garlic pizza bread which was not as good as expected. But the remaining dishes were really great and overall we are happy with our visit.

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Wonderful food, had the best steak. We will definitely be back!

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hyungSoo kim

great food
great service
I definitely recommend this place for everyone who wants a mellow evening in a great atmosphere
I will go back again!

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Food was good and well presented but it was a Sat night and they didn’t appear to have enough staff. We left without dessert as the wait was too long.

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Fabulous food and service. Will go again

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Great service, a great meal, great ambiance, great price. Will definitely be coming again.

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Unbelievably good service - Ana was super-attentive, so very nice, and very friendly. Really impressed with everything. The meals were sublime, and our 10th wedding anniversary was certainly something special to remember!!

- dined at Restaurant on Alma on

It hadnt occured to me to visit a hotel just for the restaurant until Restaurant in Alma with First Table.
The restaurant is spacious and modern.
Our first impression of service was a blonde worker being rude to us when we figuring out who to talk to to be seated (there is a bar there with another counter hidden behind a wall we didnt know was there)
Lucky for us we had a newbie waitress for our table and she was bubbly and friendly.

The newbie waitress we had was smiley and friendly - the great service mark was purely from her.
The reviews said the food was absolutely amazing and we weren't disappointed!
Melt in your mouth flavor in every bite.

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Highly recommend! Quality food & service. Lots of options including kids menu.

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Vanessa Parker

Great service, awesome food and a lovely place to dine. Really enjoyed our night.

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Food was amazing..big thumbs up to the chef- steak and lamb was the best I have ever had. Atmosphere was great and food came at nice Intervals between courses so you weren't rushed.

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Cassandra Cook

From the minute we arrived the service was fantastic, the restaurant is lovely and the food was amazing. Only regret was not leaving room for dessert. We will definitely be back. Everything was made with high quality ingredients and the flavors were beautiful.

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We enjoyed our dining experience here. Food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. Look forward to returning to try some of the other dishes on the menu.

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Food was good. Interesting use of kimchi with chicken. Portion size was just enough. Staff were friendly and personable.

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Food was Devine, we had eye fillet steak cooked to perfection, melt in your mouth salmon and the kids meals were huge portions. Service was top notch. Would to one of our top picks of dining experience in NZ and will definitely return. Thank you for a great evening.

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Ngaire Paki

This was our first time eating here and there were so many things that we were impressed by. We loved the menu selection and the real connection we felt with the kai. We appreciated the bilingualism and the culture reflected n the menu. Our starters and mains were stunning and the ika mata was melt n your mouth delicious!! but my most fav dish had to be the Asian salad!? yes!! that was soo delicious to me that my eyefillet, although yummy too, had to take the bak seat! lol U hav to go whanau n try urself u wont regret it!! this is my new fav eatery!!! Yum!!

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Great food and excellent service would definitely recommend

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Stevie King

Delicious food with a good range of choices, we had the surf and turf special and my partner couldn’t stop talking about how good it was! the service was very prompt and our waitress was always there when we needed her. I would definitely rate it as one of the best restaurants in Hamilton. We will be back

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What a lovely evening! One of our best dining out experiences. The food was the highlight! Everything was creative and cooked to perfection! Pork belly was incredible! Hubby had the steak which was melting in his mouth... then the brulee for dessert, we finished everything... no faults here!

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