Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience
Oyster Happy Hour!
Fresh Te Kouma Bay Oysters only $2 each!
When: Every Friday
Time: 5.00 pm to 6.30pm
** Online Bookings Please Mention
**Lounge/ Bar area only
THE PALATE TEAM
Head Chef and Owner
Mat McLean is regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading chefs and Palate is one of New Zealand’s most awarded restaurants.
After gaining professional qualifications from Waikato Polytechnic Mat was awarded a scholarship to work in the UK, where he gained invaluable work experience at two of London’s most prestigious restaurants; Leith (1 Michelin star) and The Capital Hotel (2 Michelin stars).
Following a stint in Melbourne as Head Chef at the Middle Brighton Baths (a 1 hat restaurant) he returned to New Zealand to establish Palate in 2005.
Mat is a chef with highly developed technical skills, who’s committed to cooking with seasonal, local produce. He is not afraid to experiment with flavours and textures.
Larissa arrived in New Zealand from Brazil in 2006 and started working in the hospitality industry. She enjoyed it so much that she decided to make ‘hospitality’ her career. Prior moving to Hamilton Larissa was the face of many weddings and conferences at venues she managed in Queenstown and the Bay of Islands.
She has extensive experience in operations management and enjoys leading a team that surprise and delight their customers. For Larissa the best reward is when diners come back to Palate again and again!
To book a table simply complete the form below. Our online booking system will check the table availability and confirm your reservation immediately. If you wish to book a table on our outside deck area please contact the restaurant on 07-834 2921.
Please note that Degustation bookings and tables over 8 people must be made directly on 07-834-2921 and is subject to availability.
Say thank you or help someone celebrate with a restaurant gift voucher to dine at Palate Restaurant.
We have gift vouchers from $50 upwards , Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (07) 834 2921 for hard copy vouchers
Or click the image below to order an e-voucher
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 pm till late
Closed: Sunday & Monday