Iguana Street Bar & Restaurant
Hamilton City 07-834 2280
- Mon – Wed 11.30am – late
- Thur – Fri 11am – late
- Sat & Sun 9am – late
- Conference Facilities
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Cocktails
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Iguana Street Bar & Restaurant has been a favourite destination for over 15 years, in the heart of Hamilton’s cafe and restaurant mecca at the southern end of Victoria St.
Warm timber floors and century-old tin ceilings feature throughout the restaurant and are complemented by Iguana’s candle-lit ambience and cosy garden bar.
Iguana’s open kitchen gives a casual, yet upmarket feel to the restaurant, where diners can relax and watch the chef’s prepare the all-fresh ingredients for your meals.
The food is complimented by a strong wine list, plus the Iguana Bar offers cocktails, spirits as well as specialty beers.
The focus at Iguana is on service, with a commitment to customers evident in the staff’s dedication towards excelling in a competitive market place.
Iguana’s management is investing time in their team so that they in turn provide the highest level of service to their valued customers.
Iguana also has a range of options for groups of 10 people or more and a garden bar available for private events, whether formal or casual, during the day or night time. Iguana has a dedicated function manager to assist you with your enquiry.
33 Reviews for Iguana Street Bar & Restaurant
My wife, son and I dined at Iguana on Friday 31/8/2012 on a night that was buzzing!!
The meal was superb and the waitresses so pleasant and friendly. Service was fast and efficient even though it was very busy. My wife said her lamb cutlets were mouth watering & my Scotch fillet which was cooked to perfection… but felt it was a little small – we used to huge steaks in South Africa!!! My sons pizza was the best he had have ever tasted. We will definitely be back.
Don’t always believe what you read on Menu mania!!!
Thank you very much
I have however only given it an A-OK rating because I didn’t like that it was so dark and it was also VERY noisy. The only lighting in the dining area were candles, this made it very hard to see and gave the impression that it wasn’t very clean. The noise made it very hard to have a conversation and counteracted any of the atmosphere the candles could have given.
The noise in there was INCREDIBLE. That restaurant can fit alot of people, we presume that including staff there would have been about 100 people in there which made it almost impossible to have a conversation, and we could barely see each other as it was so dark. The food was good, but not sure it was worth the price (but we were desperate as had made a booking elsewhere which had been given away).
However the meals were surprisingly quick for how busy it was, and the staff were really nice, which can be hard to find in Hamilton!
I would maybe go back but not for dinner and not when it’s busy!
Just left a little disappointed.
Also the mens tap didnt work..so no way to wash hands…
The meals here are worth every cent. Steak was cooked to perfection, strong, clean flavours came through in each dish.
The tasting plate as a starter was just enough to make you await your main with real enthusiasm and they don’t disappoint.
Alot of staff about but no one really took charge… 6 of us stood waiting for awhile to be seated @ a pre-booked table more waiting to order drinks & again waiting to order meals! Noticed 2 customers leave after waiting so long to order!
Immediate service when the bill was being paid of course!
The cajun lamb,chicken cranberry & brie plus BIG breakfast pizza impressive also the spiced chicken salad was delicious!
Advice in one word “raid” the flies were shocking having to eat with one hand while flicking flies away not the most enjoyable time!
I’ve only had dessert there once, and it wasn’t very nice at all – we got the chocolate platter, supposedly Iguana’s speciality, and the cakes were hard and dry and relatively tasteless. It was also heinously overpriced at around $17.
Service is okay, not great, but not bad either.
The food is good, the “gourmet pizzas”, however, are an insult to Italian pizza tradition. They should be renamed as, except for the round shape, they have absolutely nothing in common with real pizza.
The restaurant is nice, the music is at times a little too loud for a conversation and the prices seem to be justified mainly by the grand titles with which the dishes are introduced in the menu.
A bit “kippers and curtains” the entire restaurant, but still ok.