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The Helm

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$$ - $$$, 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)
“steak” (20 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Imelda D
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a meal after a long day on the road. Service was great, we quickly had a menu and our drinks. Our food was decent but nothing exceptional. Well worth a look if you're hungry and in the area.

1  Thank Turtleking
Reviewed 1 March 2018

A tuesday night dinner for four. The place was more full than expected. Have had lunch here and not too happy. The $30-00 dollars fish n chips were a spoilt by the very oily batter, pizza would of feed 2 people but was bland the...More

Thank cockies2017
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Got refused entry into this RESTAURANT after waitress not accepting a uk drivers licence. We weren't even planning on drinking just getting a quick meal as we were staying locally for the night. If you are not from New Zealand DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!!!! I'm...More

Thank Alexdewson
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a good menu at reasonable prices. Staff are friendly and willing to help with any requests. Handy to nearby accommodation with a large Pick & Pay right next door

Thank Kerri H
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. They were not to busy, staff were friendly and quick to serve me. There is a nice sized dinning area, good sizes indoor bar area and what looked like quite a large outdoor bar area which looked quite inviting. They had...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best place for brunch / lunch. I would say that the mushroom bruschetta was the best ever... the seafood platter was also worth trying (mind you, the portion was really huge)! You could also order beer from the tap, which will...More

Thank Skyhigh37
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic service from the team. Happy to accommodate my son’s request for a takeaway meal of seafood chowder during his stay at waikato hospital. And feedback from my fussy son - it was Delicious!

Thank staceymE9220OS
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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