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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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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank 2cruzy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Lunch was tasty, could have been a bit warmer. Service was quick and friendly, very much enjoyed our lunch.

Thank Oliver F
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We have visited this establishment many times over the years for family birthdays and celebrations. I am sadly always disappointed. The staff try very hard to be pleasant and provide adequate service. The wait for food to be served is always long- we factor this...More

Thank JennyJenkins1952
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I went to lunch with my daughter. I had seafood chowder which was quite nice. My daughter had chicken burger which had raw chicken. Would not dine there again

Thank _sdmorris22
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Busy and loud on Friday evening, our server managed to get us an inside table. The 40 minute wait (which they told us about so it was not unexpected) for our meal was worth it. We selected three menu offerings to share and all three...More

1  Thank gdeakins
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Visited here on our way through Hamilton looking for a light lunch. The menu was packed with light and tasteful options. I enjoyed the lamb lollipops while my wife had her favourite beetroot salad. Staff were friendly and efficient. Typical pub/restaurant atmosphere and they also...More

1  Thank Francois S
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Persuaded himself to go out for tea in Hamilton before an 8pm meeting and chose the Helm on feedback from a few mates. Not too busy on arrival, we were seated quickly by our v friendly wait person, ordered our wine and two mains and...More

2  Thank Imelda D
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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