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The Helm

$$ - $$$, European,
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-839 2545
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (4 reviews)
“lamb rump” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 days ago via mobile

I was with a group of friends and two of us ordered the Lamb Rack off the mains menu. It was miniscule. It was accompanied with a slight amount of greenery for decorative purposes only and two vegetable croquettes. Cost $35. Another in our group...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sharon456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress informed 30 minute wait for food was expected. The waitress was nice. 1 hour and 30 minutes later my children were asking for KFC next door and to leave. Dinner then came out. We had watched a burger sit on the pass for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ArlPhase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went to The Helm for lunch today. Beautiful decor, lovely atmosphere. Sat outside where we were amongst trees. Huge family style picnic tables were very inviting. Music was the perfect volume. Service was excellent... Always there when we needed but never...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Amiee N
Reviewed 13 December 2018

I have been several times to "The Helm" for lunch. The most recently with my wife last week. The food and service is consistently of a good standard. A little noisey when big crowds are inside, but you can have the choice of an outside...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barry43Huntly_NZ
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

I'll keep you posted on whether the Helm can recover from the bad start of serving me stone cold mussels. I sent them back and was asked if I would accept them heated up again!!? As you can imagine I said NO. I have now...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavidBrittain
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We were in a group of 8, very, very busy which is always a very good sign of a good restaurant. Service for drinks was very quick, placed our order for a meal and were told there was a long wait. Yes, we did wait...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Woolies
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Seems like such a weird spot but we found it pretty good here. Service was good and there was lots of seating. The outside area is good for group bookings. The pizza was really good and the other meals coming out looks great too. Some...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank therealhungryduck
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either. We had a large party dining for a farewell dinner and chose The Helm as it worked best geographically. The service was scattered at best, but the girls tending the table were clearly trying their hardest with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank keeperflash
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful food. Great company hanging out waiting to collect person from Hospital appointment. Highly recommended for lunch

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CherylS3012
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great meal out friendly staff and good food. Thanks We have been here a number of times and it always good 😀

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank denisemj62
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Response from DJandR | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of parking nearby.
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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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