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The Cook Cafe & Bar

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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7 Cook St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
+64 7-856 6088
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I got served a chicken burger with raw bacon... no word of a lie. Pretty horrified to be honest. I'd never go back, food is average as and the place has gone down hill.

Thank Laura D
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Upmarket pub food, great service, awesome suburban bar. They they seem to take good entertainment seriously and off a range of great nights out per month e.g.comedy, live bands, quiz nights

Thank Veronica C
Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a wonderful night! The food was tasty, the service prompt and the highlight of the evening a superb 5 piece band with the wow factor. I really liked their today's special offer. - buy two drinks and pay for both

Thank Valsattheblock
Tasmania, Australia
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We ordered two different pizzas and both were of poor quality. The meat used not he pizzas was not recognisable as meat. I ordered the Pepperoni - Salami, mozzarella and topped with a bbq swirl $14 - the so called salami was like a luncheon roll consistency. My partner got the Meat-lovers - Bacon, salami, chorizo, ham, red onion and... More 

Thank Susan W
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good value meal, nice atmosphere, good place to have a meal and a couple of drinks, good service. Suits all types of people

Thank sjoyth
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

About 15 members of my family and i went the cook for a farewell breakfast. It was my first time there and the first impression was great! The rugby was on so there were people there watching the game so it was full 10am in the morning. We booked our tables earlier so we were set. The food was amazing... More 

Thank Roha B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great food, friendly service, nice atmosphere. We stopped in for an early dinner with our young children. We were promptly seated next to the children's play area in a comfortable booth. I ordered the satay chicken meal for two, plus the pork belly meal, and a side of chips to share between the five of us. Out came a mountain... More 

Thank barrettjudi
Hamilton, New Zealand
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Sunday lunch at the Cook. Always great service, seated with a couple of cold beers. Bit disappointed in the new menu, short on the staples, however had a build your own breakfast, steak, two fried eggs, bacon on Turkish bread, very tasty and up to the usual standard. Really pleasant staff.

Thank Harley2010-11
Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My partner and I had a meal here for one of our birthdays. It was not overly busy, the meal was nice and reasonably priced. Staff were friendly.

Thank lambchop_nicky
Tauranga, New Zealand
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great service, food and music. We were pleasantly surprised as just looking for a quick and easy bar restaurant within walking distance from our motel and this not only ticked all the boxes but exceeded. Great bar with good menu and board specials.

Thank Carl777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Cook St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-856 6088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?