• 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.

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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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