Waikato Destinations

Hayes Common

Every good community needs a common hub say the owners of this Hayes Paddock home away from home. Breakfast, lunch, dinner; a plant-based menu: all tastes are catered for in fresh, local fashion. Let’s not forget craft beer, carefully selected wines – and great coffee.

33 Jellicoe Drive, Hamilton East /
027 537 1853 /

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Mr Pickles Bar & Eatery

You’ll be served a glorious view of the Waikato River when you visit along with a serious layering of flavours. There’s a sharing menu including a mix-and-match charcuterie but if you want to indulge in a plate just for you – and why not? – the chargrilled steaks are succulent and the fish of the day is always fresh.

298 Victoria St, Hamilton /
07 839 7989 /

The Shack

Co-owner Justin Thomson’s menu just keeps getting better and better. Dealing to an eclectic surfer-town populace, he delivers something everyone can relate to, understand and feel comfortable with. They keep it so fresh and local, there’s even a beer from Raglan.

19 Bow St, Raglan /
07 825 0027 /

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