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$$ - $$$
Asian, Contemporary, New Zealand, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
+64 7-853 3018
10:00 - 17:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an excellent time at the Zealong tea estate. Our brilliant guide German was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable (despite his native Colombia being more famed for coffee!). The teas were lovely and the high tea was well worth the extra expense, with very generous portions of lovely canapes which left us full. Would highly recommend.

1 Thank Rachel N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time, friend selected the high tea, we all had a great time and enjoyed the food, tea and the surrounding. Worth a visit

1 Thank Jason T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the ambience . Nice spacious tea garden . The varieties of tea are amazing . We requested the high tea . We were served with 3 small sandwiches , 5 variety of appetisers and 5 variety of dessert. The tea was the highlight. I selected the ice breaker and it was good. Maybe will go again but only for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried the oolong but the taste is light as the water is not hot enough to brew the tea leave. The staff is nice and friendly.

1 Thank lawrence y
Horsham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you take your tea seriously then this is the place for you. Our afternoon tour nearly turned into a whole mini series of six or nine episodes! Everything about tea is very precise and exact. You need to go with it and enjoy. Don't look at the bill..

1 Thank carefree2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the tour here the first time and it was really good! We had the tea ceremony. The second time we had high tea. We thought it wont be enough but it was more than enough. Highly recommended!

1 Thank TheLimstersNZ
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was a fabulous experience, having beautiful tea, over looking the tea plantation. The high tea food was delicious and we had excellent service. Very special day out!

Thank NinaHamilton
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have been to the Zealong cafe several times with friends which has always been absolutely lovely, but more recently went to a work function (80 of us approx) at the new Function Centre. The buffet was beautiful, the venue superb, the staff outstanding. Perfect for large groups. It would be a fabulous wedding venue.

1 Thank takenotice
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a wonderful secret only 10 minutes outside Hamilton - a tea estate, which does tours and shows you their operation, and a magnificent tea house. They have a full menu for lunches, but the real treat is their high tea. These come with a range of 12 entree and sweet mini treats, so delicately crafted. There are two... More 

1 Thank Rick M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

New Zealand's only tea estate ,just outside of Hamilton . Treated by in- laws ,and a fine choice it was . Nicely appointed with a fine attention to detail ,ones server takes you through your choice of teas and sets up ones individual infusions , a small but most charming touch . Mighty good teas they were ,I chose the... More 

1 Thank Peter H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Asian, Contemporary, New Zealand, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton 3281, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-853 3018
For a unique experience in Hamilton, visit the Zealong Tea Estate at 495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton. Enjoy high tea, lunch, or just relax over a delicious cup of organically farmed tea on the restaurant terrace overlooking New Zealand's only tea plantation.

Tea tours, private/corporate functions also available. Bookings highly recommended. Tours require at least 24h notice. Look for our Trip Advisor TEA TOUR ATTRACTION too!

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