Victoria Street Bistro
Hamilton City 07-839 4444
- Mon – Sun
- 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – Late
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Seating for: 40
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Victoria St Bistro is Hamilton’s newest premium dining experience
23 Reviews for Victoria Street Bistro
Food was very well prepared and presented. Very tasty. Only concern was that the portions are small (ish). My Lamb Tagliatelle was great, albeit a bit “oily”. Partners fish dish was rated very well.
Service was very good and professional. Only one or two small things like having no seasoning on the table (or being offered any), but still a 4.5 effort.
For those waking up to NZ craft beer, there are some options available e.g. Galbraiths, Tuatara, and Monteiths. A few more would be good.
Overall though, well worth checking out this place.
Jan 2013: UPDATE: I returned to this place in January 2013 and it was the best dining experience I can recall. Moved it from 4 stars to 5 stars. Brilliant. Unsurpassed food and service.
Each of dishes were fresh, tasty and what we would expect when attending a fine dining resturant. Every -one was happy with their choices and oohed and ahhhhhh’d over the flavours!
Service was excellent and the gent that served us was friendly and tentative, even though when we had two babies joining us!
Great restaurant – one of our favs in Hamilton! We go frequenlty keep up the good work!
The menu provides a great choice of entrees, mains and desserts. We were impressed with the entree of Tempura Courgette Flower stuffed with French goats cheese on sweet peperonata, beetroot and baby basil, beautifully plated and each mouthful a moment to savour. The Peking Duck layered with crispy cassava won tons, salad of orange, coriander, green onion and roasted sesame with hoisin and ginger sauce was a stunner. The balance of texture and flavours was intelligent and inventive.
With Harpuka being offered as the “fish of the day”, we broke our usual rule of ordering two different mains in preference of a species of fish not usually on Hamilton’s menus. Panfried to perfection, served as a semi stack with cooked seasonal vegetables on a bed of Israeli couscous and a swish of fresh tomato jus. Clarke really knows his combinations.
We found Lawson’s Dry Hills Riesling a perfect match for all our dishes and with a leisurely ambiance of an early evening reservation we were surprised to find we had an appetite to share a dessert. The Black Forest Bombe Alaska is a superb confection of dark chocolate ice cream and balsamic chocolate cake encased in Italian meringue with cherry coulis, chocolate anglaise and flambéed with cherry brandy.
I cannot think of a better way to celebrate a special occasion.
Staff are friendly and lovely people. We always feel spoilt when we leave.
I dont mind paying a bit more for gorgeous food and wonderful service alhtough i feel for the flavours of the food and variety of gorgeous dishes that this is appropriatly charged.
I was taken here for a treat recently and found the food to be amazing. All courses lived up to my expectations and the pudding was divine (I shouldn’t have had it as was so full already but can never resist!)
The service was OK, waiter seemed a little spaced out – must have been having a bad night.
I love the fact the tables have plenty of space around them, you don’t feel like you are dining with the table next to you.
Hope to be treated again soon!
Pork belly is the best! I got the duck main last time, that was lovely too.
I had been to Euro in Auckland the weekend before and ordered duck there too, and VSB beat it hands down!
Can’t wait to go back again !
The decor was good and the atmosphere is intimate.
The service we had was excellent and very attentive with our drinks being constantly topped up. We though the wine selection was good and not completely over the top in price. We had a 3 course meal and everything that came to the table was well presented and tasted divine. We loved it all & thought it was good value for money and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!!
I expect much more from a place that touts itself as a premium dining experience.
From the moment you walk in, you are welcomed by the friendly staff. They are all happy to be there, very knowledgeable and attentive. It is hard to find very friendly waiters these days.
The food follows the staff’s high standards. The menu is very balanced and combines classic Kiwi ingredients with exciting asian and european influences. I have tried a lot of dishes and it is hard to pick a favourite.
However, the hawkes bay lamb is absolutely amazing. I have never tasted lamb so great, although I have visited lots of fine dining restaurants around the world.
Being a new restaurant, VSB has set the standards very high and can compete with famous restaurants around the Waikato. The definitely deserve your visit.
Thanks for some wonderful nights VSB. I will be back soon
Moscow mule cocktail fab & Bombe Alaska dessert VERY cool as they light it @ the table!
One complaint keep the menu updated don’t tease me…if something like the courgette flower is out of season TAKE IT OFF THE MENU please sooooo disappointed! Will be back to try…
I was really impressed with the renovations they have done, the place has a great atmosphere.
Jules, Andy and the team provided an excellent service and it is obviously paying dividends as the resturant was full.
I ordered the beef cheek and it was easily the best meal I’ve had in a long time! The taste was fantastic and it was so tender that it just fell apart.
We will be returning very soon, and I know what I’m ordering.
Beautiful decor – love the lighting and the colours, not to mention the curtain draped booths at the front.
Staff very friendly and efficient
Food – tasty, well presented and great selection. Reasonable price.
Love the wine glasses.
Look forward to an evening out here.