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The Helm

$$ - $$$, European,
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-839 2545
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (22 reviews)
“lamb salad” (7 reviews)
“fettuccine” (5 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took advantage of the Sunday pizza special menu to celebrate my partner's big day. The gourmet pizza were superb. Especially the vegetarian. Master almost-5 enjoyed his chocolate milkshake while his Great Grandman had a cold Heineken. Extremely reasonably priced. Will definitely be back for another...More

Thank delissh42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little noisy on a Saturday night but the meals we had were very good. It's a pub grub but very good and the service was also very good, and I'd go back when next in the area. oan fried t arahiki

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Nice atmosphere. Good service. we had the Chicken meal which was lovely and the potato just how I cook it at home but the veg let it down. it was a little undercooked and cold through probably being blanched only so the heat didn't appear...More

Thank joy532
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I rated The Helm above average as the food and service was excellent. Pricey enough for what you got but good portions and very tasty. An imaginative menu with good choices. A great spot for a beer before or after the game.

Thank dajeck
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Excellent food, great live musician and rugby on the TV. What’s not to like? Our first time in Hamilton. Walked up to restaurant from our accommodation. Very much enjoyed food. Chicken pate and cob loaf were excellent starters as were beetroot salad, chicken and lamb...More

Thank HH65
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a bunch of good folk on conference. Good selection of , usual suburban pub food done well , friendly attentive staff with a bit shout out for Niven the duty manager who ensured good service and great banter

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant. The Mussels entree was outstanding and so was the Seafood Fettuccine. Would definitely recommend 🤗

Thank 2cruzy
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Went with a group and we were in our own area with bar. Food was great as was service considering the place was humming as the test match was on. Prices were reasonable and there was a great selection.

Thank crash4mark
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The service was excellent with friendly and helpful staff. Regrettably the ambiance and meal did not live upto the expectation with the aoli/sauces swamping the meals and the noise quite oppressive

Thank DJandR
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We stopped here for dinner. Ate in the outside dining area as it was a nice night. I had Marinated chicken with potato gratin and vegs, hubby had fish (3pcs) with chips. Mine was delicious, lovely fresh produce. Lemon, lime & bitters drink each and...More

Thank Sue H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-839 2545
The Helm is Hamilton’s premier tavern destination offering a comprehensive range of New Zealand and International draught beers, including Heinekin on tap. Set a course for The Helm to experience one of Hamilton’s leading hospitality businesses. If you’re a rugby fan, there is simply no better place to enjoy a few drinks before and after all the games at the nearby Waikato Stadium.Browse the wide range of options on their food and beverage menus and enjoy the space and comfort of the most state of the art garden bar in the Waikato.
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