Cuisine: European, Fusion, Pacific
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #1 of 6 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 6:30 am - 10:00 pm

Phone: 07 838-1366
Website: www.accorhotels.com/2159

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Restaurant on Alma
Cuisine: European, Fusion, Pacific
Mains: $25 - $35

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Ting Xu

we had quite a nice evening in Alma. Food was amazing and service was tentative. Loved the lamb ramp and beef steak! Will definately come back again for the lamb!!
only on thing need notice that four of us went to the Ibis in the first place, lol!!!

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We had a lovely meal the food was excellent, just abit long to wait between courses.

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Jade Stevenson

Totally enjoyed the experience at this restaurant. We tried new foods and the service was brilliant. Thank you for giving us a wonderful experience with tasty divine food.

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Food was unreal

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Dining at Restaurant on Alma was a pleasure with gorgeous surroundings, lighting and great atmosphere. Our venison, pork belly and raw fish were fabulous. Best of all, the service from staff was excellent.

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Damon Ritai

We had dinner at Alma and the started with entrees that were very nice, especially the “Ika Mata” with Māori bread. The mains arrived and one of our diners ordered the Hereford Sirloin Steak. It was suppose to be medium rare and was on the rare side which was very disappointing. Dessert was average with the brulee’ having a very hard toffee shell. Average dinner.

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Tracey Kerr

Amazing service. Beautiful food presentation and taste. Never disappoints. Delectable

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Nikita Pereira

Service was a bit slow, our mains took a while to come but the food was really good, decent portions for the mains! Worth checking out!

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Niall Tierney

Can't really fault this place, we had an amazing meal and the service was impeccable and friendly

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Vivienne Deane

Wow! What a wonderful way to spend an evening. We had 3 birthdays being celebrated over the last 10 days and chose to go somewhere different and we were not disappointed. The meals were suburb, steak cooked to perfection, and a mix of meals ordered from the menu- including vegetarian and gluten free. I appreciated that this restaurant provides a healthy choice option.
Sadly no room for dessert. Will definitely be back again. Service was awesome.
Very happy customers, thank you Restaurant on Alma.

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Fantastic service- our waitress was awesome & went above expectations in accommodating hubbies dietary needs. Would definitely dine here again

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Sarah Sinclair

Delicious and super fast service!

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Lauren Brain

Very nice food, beautifully cooked and very tasty. Good service.

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Really nice food and service and environment!

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hyungSoo kim

I enjoyed meal dinner at Alma.
Fantastic food great service, always made to feel welcome and comfortable. Highly recommended.

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Great service and excellent meal. Thank you.

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yas2@students.waikato.ac.nz sudjana

We had a valentine dinner on Friday night. All the foods were delicious, especially the pork belly. The service also was really good. will come back for sure.

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Grace Hall

Absolutely incredible food. Lovely dining experience. Would definitely go there again.

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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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Shaira Mendoza

Amazing dining experience, we definitely want to come back. The staff were really attentive and friendly, such great service. Our dinner was fantastic! I would recommend the scallops and pork belly, they were cooked perfectly. The panna cotta was yummy, too. Went there with my family to celebrate and left feeling very satisfied. And full. :) Would like to thank the staff again they were all lovely.

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Excellent food and service! The quality of the food was more than I expected and the service tops the food. Had a great time. Thanks.

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Food was beautifully presented, portioned right, and tasted fantastic. Restaurant was comfortable and staff were friendly and helpful.

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Had a lovely evening, very pleasant with friendly staff and great food. We would definitely go back again.

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The service was fantastic the staff made us feel very welcome. The food was delicious coupled with beautiful surroundings made for an enjoyable evening.

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Rebecca Neville

We decided to check out Restaurant on Alma for our wedding anniversay. Would highly recommend the pork belly. Staff were attentive, food was excellent. The kids corner is a great idea, it certainly kept my child entertained during the short wait for the food to come out. 10/10

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Grace Nicholls

We had a wonderful meal. The setting was nice and the staff were polite and helpful.

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Leanne Tuppen

Food was devinely delicious. Make sure you have the Panna Cotta.

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Food was great and staff were friendly and accomodating

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We had a great time and the food was awesome. Yummy. The kids enjoyed their meal too.

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Excellent food. Highly recommend.

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I have booked with other places with First Table and sometimes the attitude of staff towards someone paying 50% off food as compared to someone paying full price is different. But not at this restaurant. We had such a wonderful time. The staff made my wife's birthday so memorable, she touted that dinner as her best birthday dinner ever. Serene environment,
amazing food and impeccable service with a genuine smile. Loved it. Thank you!

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Hungryhungryasians S

Friendly wait staff. Took my mum along this time and she really enjoyed it. The half price is just a bonus :)

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Nice restaurant with good food. not a lot of people and quiet. we enjoyed the food.

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April Clark

Had a nice meal nice surroundings great service would definitely go there again if I had to make any negative comments it would be my main was a bit small I had the salmon special and my skin was not crispy my partner had the lamb which he could not fault my pannacotta desert was amazing so where the banana fritters

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We had great service and the food was amazing with very good portion sizes. Everyone enjoyed their meals immensely, I had the scallops followed by the steak which was cooked to perfection, and then the deep fried bananas which were also stunning.

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Lawrence Dixon

Great experience.
Food was tops!

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Julia wikeepa

The pork belly is devine.

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This was our second time dining at Alma, which on its own is a recommendation considering the choice of restaurants in hamilton and surrounds. It's a pleasant atmosphere and offers both inside and outside seating. The staff are friendly and helpful with meal choices and the food tasty and satisfying. A good experience all round

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Denisse Palomares

We enjoyed the lovely dinner. Had the Pork Belly and Steak! It was yummy but the potato mash was really the highlight of our dinner haha. I loved it!

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Barbara Smith

The staff were pleasant and helpful. the meals were well labelled for my special diet, gluten and dairy free. Nothing was too much trouble. the meal was delicious.

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Carolyn Ravek

What a great dining out experience for my family. Fantastic food and service. We even got to see the silver ferns and Australian diamonds which added to the experience.

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We enjoyed our dinner at Restaurant on Alma. The menu wasn’t too large but had great options, the service was attentive and the meal came in good time. The food was delicious and potions were spot on for us. The one downside was signage. Outside the venue there were no signs to the restaurant, just the hotel, and even in the hotel foyer at the entrance to the restaurant there weren’t signs. It made it difficult for someone new to Hamilton.

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Tasneem Mukadam

Great ambience and super service. Food was delicious too. A must visit if you are in Hamilton. We wouldn't have known about this place or tried it if it wasn't for first table.
We had ordered a starter called pan seared banana prawns and they were super delicious and cooked to perfection. The service was a bonus, they gave us a bowl of water to wash our fingers after having the prawns (not something we have experienced in New Zealand so far) and they do not serve straws with mocktails as they are helping save the turtles. What a great thought! It was superb dining experience for us.

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It was nice

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Tommy Jiang

nice place. very kind of service and excellent food. I really recommend the entree of duck leg. Everyone should try it.

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Amazing!

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Neenz Rakei

I had a wonderful hot date night so the ambiance and food was on point. The pork belly is my favorite main. Even being able to park out the front meant no hassles in finding a park in the center of town. I can't wait to go back and try more food off their menu.

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Julia Ratcliffe

Great food and waitstaff as always, and had a range of options for people with dietary requirements which made the night non-fuss and pleasant as usual at Restaurant on Alma!

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Kay Ranson

Nice food, friendly waitress

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Lay Tan

We took our Japanese host students out for european dinner as part of their kiwi experience. We are so impressed that every single dish we ordered was cooked perfectly. Even my 9 years old finished everything on his plate.

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