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The Helm

$$ - $$$, European,
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-839 2545
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (21 reviews)
“lamb salad” (7 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

I had the seafood chowder and it was really really yummy. My daughter had pasta and that was also very nice. Great price too

Thank _sdmorris22
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pub grub with finesse.... We all had the eggs Benedict, proper nice. Can recommend this place to grab lunch!

Thank Lewys P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the closest restaurants to my motel; it has a decent range of standard pub-style food, wine and beer in bottles and on tap. I had a good beef burger and excellent chips (the chunky skin-on sort) plus a pint of Monteith's...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in with the Family for an early Dinner. Had the Loaf Cob & Mushroom Bruschetta to start. Be warned the Loaf will easily satisfy 3 people. Followed with Pork Croquettes, Thai Chicken Curry & Chicken & Vegetable Fettuccine. All very nice. Good portions, and...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a mistake on our part, we followed a tip from a friendly motel owner and it turned out to be the dining experience from hell. We struggled to reconcile why there was a forty five minute delay on producing food to the table,...More

Thank Gary Vaughan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous menu for all 6 of us - 4 adults and 2 kids. Wide variety but all very tasty. Waitresses attentive but not over the top. Good range on the drinks menu too and all reasonably priced.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to eat. Food is superb. Great range of beer and good out door area under cover and cool.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Me and my wife went here for dinner, The food was very good but the service was average, we had a entree and after 20 minutes after we finished eating they came up and asked about our main meal, we said we were still waiting,...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The food is pretty good, however service is lacking. Had the steak, chicken, and apple blueberry wonton dessert and everything was prepared well and tasted fine. Nothing to write home about, just good food. Although there were many staff members present, service was very slow...More

Thank MLGca
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Loved the food but gave a 4 out of 5 due to the service. The girls weren’t super welcoming or friendly so it was a little disappointing. The food was amazing, I came with a large group of people and we all ordered something different....More

Thank Hannah F
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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