The Cook - Putaruru

We are pleased to welcome The Cook to Putaruru. The Cook - Cafe & Bar has a reputation as a great suburban cafe in Hamilton East , with good sized meals to enjoy with friends. This style of gastro-pub  food now is on offer in the Putaruru Hotel. Open for lunch from 10:00am to 2:00pm Wednesday to Saturday. Open for dinner from 5.00pm to 9.00pm Wednesday to Saturday, and bookings are preferred. 

Planning a function? Just give us a call on 07 883 3911 or send us an email at


Buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese dressing
½ dozen    $12.00
1  dozen    $18.00

Bread and Dips    $10.00
Bread selection, basil pesto, garlic butter, balsamic olive oil, rock salt

Marinated mixed olives  $5.00



Meat-lovers       $16.00
bacon, salami, chorizo, ham, red onion and mozzarella topped with bbq swirl

Chicken     $16.00
chicken, brie, onion, mozzarella topped with apricot sauce

Hawaiian    $16.00
Ham, pineapple and mozzarella

Margherita  $16.00
basil pesto, tomatoes and mozzarella



Angus beef pattie $19,50
lettuce, tomato, aioli, cheese and onion relish, served with fries

Crispy chicken burger    $22.50
crispy chicken tenderloins, lettuce, bacon, brie and apricot, served with fries



Greek salad $21.50
lettuce, cucumber, tomato, red onion, olives, feta, oil and vinegar

Ceasar salad $18.00
lettuce, croutons, parmesan, poached egg, Ceasar dressing

add chicken $5.00
add bacon $ 4.00
add anchovies $5.00



Scotch Filet Lyonnais    $32.00
250 gram, Lyonnais potatoes, bacon wrapped green beans, garlic butter

Spare Ribs 600 gram   $27.50
Wedges, slaw and sour cream

Spare Ribs 1000 gram  $32.50
Wedges, slaw and sour cream



Apple Turn-over   $9.00
home-made, custard sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Brownie     $9.00
home-made, berry compote, chocolate fudge and a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Scoop of vanilla ice cream      $5.00
chocolate fudge, custard sauce or berry compote

extra scoop of vanilla ice cream $3.00



The Putaruru Hotel welcomes bookings for conferences, functions, special occasions, weddings & tour groups

Tour groups are welcome - we can cater to groups of any size and on any day if the group is pre-booked. Groups larger than 12 will dine on a set menu and all budgets can be catered upon request.

Tour guides and drivers are free of charge if organised by prior arrangement.

The dining room is available for private use at anytime of the year. The hotel can cater for up to 100 people for a sit down ‘a la carte meal’, or up to 150 for a cocktail style get together.

Menus can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

Make contact today and discuss your plans!

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