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Domaine Restaurant & Cafe

4 star rating
10 reviews

Cuisine: European, A La Carte, International, New Zealand

575 Victoria St
Hamilton Central
Hamilton City
07-839 2100


  • Mon – Fri 11.30am – late
  • Sat 4.30pm – late
  • Facilities/Features:
    • Business Dining
    • Children's Menu
    • Out Catering
    • Private Functions
    • Private Parties
    • Romantic Dining
    • Wedding Functions
  • Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
  • Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
  • Seating for: 80-90
  • BYO/Corkage: No BYO
  • Good For Groups: Yes
  • Good For Children: Yes
  • Takeaways: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
  • Wi-Fi: Free


We would like to invite you to dine at Domaine Restaurant to ‘Eat & Enjoy’. Domaine Eatery now have a ‘new’ lunch menu newly created by our ‘new’ head chef from Iguana Restaurant, one of the most iconic restaurants in Hamilton.
We welcome function bookings, pre-orders (great for those on a time restriction) catering orders, cake orders. We are happy to provide you with an atmosphere that feels like home, a place where you can relax and enjoy.

We look forward to dining with you soon. Don’t just go to a restaurant, come home.
See you soon.

THE TEAM @ Domaine Eatery

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10 Reviews for Domaine Restaurant & Cafe



22nd May 2014
5 star rating
I had lunch at Domaine Restaurant with a friend today. The food and flavors were divine, the service exceptional and the extra little attention to detail made it really special. Definitely my favorite restaurant in Hamilton

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13th November 2013
1 star rating
On Monday 4th November I rang and spoke to a staff member to book a table for Saturday 9th at 7.30pm as it was a special occasion. My partner phoned on Friday 8th to order a bottle of wine for the table only to be told that there had been no reservation made. Booking was then made again. We arrived at our table at 7.30pm. After being ignored for approx 30 minutes I had to ask a waitress if we could order, she took our order for an appetiser. After a lengthy time I then had to ask for water and also if we could order an entree. I was upset at this stage by the very poor service of the staff, their lack of attention and the time it took to get someone to acknowledge us. I have never experienced anything like this before, and I certainly did not expect this from a supposedly top restaurant. We did not stay to order a main nor a dessert and left at 9pm. I will never go back to this restaurant again nor would I recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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17th August 2013
2 star rating
We recently visited this restaurant for a Friday night meal. What a terrible disappointment – and do not plan to return. We have previously had a very good meal here- specially the Pate which I always enjoyed- but can’t say the same for our recent visit.

We had to wait an hour before our starter – toasted Foccacia – arrived – which was very bland and certainly not worth the $9.50! Another long wait and eventually our main meal arrived – my partner had Organic Lamb loin and chips and I had the pate with a salad. The potions are very small and greatly overpriced. My beer bread with my pate was soggy – and queried with the waitress whether it was supposed to be like that – my meal was taken away and replaced with the crisp bread – returned to me when my partner had completed his meal. All in all a poor experience. The waitress offered a $10 discount for a future visit – which we declined. An expensive meal and wonder if the reason for keeping you waiting that long is to get you to have a few extra drinks.
Poor – don’t waste your time and money – many other better restaurants in Hamilton to get value for your money.

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24th July 2013
4 star rating
Over the last year my business friends and family have visited Domaine on several occasions and we all have thoroughly enjoyed every meal at this eatery – Our latest was to all try their wild food entry – and we totalled agreed – its a winner – the meal was of good portions – great with the right beer to accompany it and then the deserts – 6 of us having something different – good service – not a long wait and we even had the chef pop out and have a chat about the wild food – The service was exceptional – with a nice coffee to finish the night – I found it really hard to fault – compared to Janet T – and wonder if she has the right place or got it mixed up with another resturant – See you soon Domaine for another great night of food

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25th July 2013
3 star rating
If you want overpriced and undersized food, then go to Domaine. I have never seen women eat every bite and need 3 courses to get full. We were in a large group and saw 2 other tables get served before us. 2 hours from arrival to mains. Very slow as a busy Friday night, need more staff as we were all booked. Even had to wait for drinks! Vegetarians don’t even bother- mushroom entree and mushroom risotto for main. $25 for a ladle full of risotto was appalling value for money.
You do get a complimentary tiny amuse bouche and truffle. Staff were lovely and cheerful, just sadly lacking
YES DIANE B- this is the same restaurant you reviewed- you must have struck a good night

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14th January 2013
5 star rating
Went out for a romantic birthday dinner.
Domaine topped what we were expecting.
Friendly host.
Great Food.
Reasonably priced.

Really appreciated their attention for detail like when I rang to made the booking they asked if it was a special occasion, which I answered yes. After our meal, we noticed the lights dim & our waiter came out carrying a birthday dessert along with candles. Very nice finish to a pleasant dining experience.

Visited September 2012

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15th October 2012
4 star rating
Went to Domaine with a group of eight. This restaurant has changed hands a few times in recent years and suffered accordingly. Glad to say that the current owners (Phoenix Group) have got it working well again.

Our waitress was very friendly, attentive and she got it right!! Well done. Meal delivery for the eight people was spot on.

Food was very well prepared, presented and very tasty. No complaints from anyone. Quantity lacking slightly however.

For those waking up to craft beer, they have a good selection e.g. Emersons; Epic; Three Boys; Tuatara; Yeastie Boys and others. The beer selection even appears before the wine list. Great stuff. Well done.

Overall a 4.5 effort.

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26th September 2012
5 star rating
YAY Domaine is back and dare I say….better!! haven’t been back in a couple of years due to the food going down hill with other owners…now top notch again. YUM YUM YUM. They also have a great children’s menu with a very reasonable price range.
Oh and the pate is AMAZING.

Visited August 2012

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25th March 2012
5 star rating
My wife and I thought we would try Domaine again, after a break of almost 3 years. It had gone downhill after Brian Milicich owned it. We were pleasantly surprised! The service was great, where do you find pleasant, friendly, polite and helpful waiting staff in Hamilton these days!? The food was absolutely delicious, and beautifully presented. To start our dining experience we were given complimentary tasters and to end it off, complmentary truffles. Now that teh Phoenix Group own Domaine, it is the perfect dining experience once again! Try it, you’ll love it!

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24th February 2012
5 star rating
The food, the presentation, the staff are all 5 star. The cheerful waitresses helped us settle in and enjoy the beautiful, full-of-flavour food. The little added tastings that were offered to us were certainly unexpected, welcomed and tasted magnificent. I could not fault the restaurant in any way and I consider myself a fussy diner. A wonderful experience, thank you very much Domaine.

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