• The New Zealander

    1400 Webster Street Alameda CA 94501 Telephone: 510-769-8555 Fax: 510-769-1176
  • Operation Hours

    4:00pm – 10:00pm
    11:30am – 10:00pm
    Wednesday – Friday
    11:30am – 11:00pm
    11:30am – 2:00am
    10:00am – 10:00pm

    Sunday – Tuesday
    Opening – 9:00pm*
    Wednesday – Saturday
    Opening – 10:00pm*
    *Pub Pies served even after Kitchen closes

    Happy Hour
    Monday – Sunday
    4:00pm – 7:00pm

    Late Night Happy Hour
    10:00pm – 2:00am

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  • Pub pies and pints.

    Located in the heart of Alameda in the historic Crolls building is The New Zealander, the Bay Area’s only New Zealand restaurant.

    We offer pub-style meals in a friendly atmosphere. Our full bar includes domestic and imported beer on tap, plus beer and wine from Australia and New Zealand.

18 Month Aged New Zealand Cheddar

     Just last Sunday our famous Ba-Ba Burger was served with a slice of the house, eighteen month aged New Zealand Cheddar.  The patron left, called back upon arriving home, asked what cheese was on that burger and came back to purchase a sample.  “That was the best tasting cheese I have ever eaten,” exclaimed the patron. 

Who wants to take home a B-List cheddar? When Fiscalini Bandage Cheddar or Reade’s are so trendy no one wants to be seen with something from nowhere,  or worse, Kraft. (So D-List.)

It’s obvious to see why the A-Listers in the cheddar world are such stars.  Lincolnshire Poacher is meaty, it has cojones and can stand up to any food or drink you pair at it. Grafton, a popular Vermont cheddar, representin’ the East Side of US cheddars, is smooth and a little bit sweet. Westcombe is tame and a tad bit floral, which makes it either the black sheep or white lamb of the cheddars (and either way you lean it’s still tasty with a slice of apple).  

Yet one has to truly give the most attention to New Zealand cheddar. Flavorful and firm. A reliable grass-fed cow’s milk cheese. That’s what this cheddar is: organic, all-purpose cheddar. 


Affordable, amenable, it’s a good cheddar to take home to mom. Not so sharp that it’ll scare her off like bringing home an ex-convict boyfriend, but not so mild that she’ll politely excuse herself to commit suicide in the kitchen from boredom. New Zealand cheddar possesses a soft, but reserved texture, and offers eyebrow-raising repartee at the dinner table.  

It proves to you that it deserves equal treatment to the likes of A-List cheddars.  

Move over Grafton, I’m taking New Zealand home with me.  So the next time you’re enjoying the best burger in the East Bay at the New Zealander Restaurant & Pub, make that a cheese burger……….a New Zealand Cheddar Cheeseburger!  


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