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The Helm

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22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-839 2545
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night of holidays before flying back to Sydney. One Sunday night in Hamilton and stumbled on this fantastic restaurant. Heineken on tap✅, live music ✅, fab food at great prices ✅, great waitress Roslyn ✅

Thank Kim S
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was nice but nothing flash. Thought was a little over priced for what it was. Had live music which was nice for a change.

Thank Vivienne D
Whangarei, New Zealand
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd enjoyed eating at the Helm so much when we were last in Hamilton, that we had to come here again. Food was excellent for us all - especially the lamb salad - and the service was friendly and professional. It's great to see that their standards are consistently high.

Thank denise224
Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go very last minute but there were free tables and we were seated quickly. We got to choose from the bar or restaurant menu which was great I got the pork belly which was quite a large serving and cooked fantastic! I got the crunchy chicken sliders and my husband got the beef bigger both were very... More 

Thank KataMay2014
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seafood chowder and Monteiths Beef Pie - excellent value for money, hot, fresh and very tasty, Excellent friendly service and pleasant atmosphere - not to crammed in.

Thank Hanno155
Hamilton, New Zealand
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not tried monkfish before but this risotto dish was very tasty with broad beans and courgette balls. Good atmosphere and the wait staff very professional and helpful,

Thank kiwimarg
Hamilton, New Zealand
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate with a group of 14. Good service and fairly prompt. Good atmosphere and waitress always prepared to assist.

Thank bprskrr
Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My BFF and wife and I came for lunch on Wednesday 9th March :-) beautiful pancakes and pasta. To die for actually I was blown away.

1 Thank TashSmith-Cully
Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Walled down from Motel. Order a beer and was asked if wanting dinner. Service was For a pub setting found menu prizes a little at the dear end. Settled on the hot lamb salad . Very good size and was valve for money.

Thank Fordmk1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Have been to the Helm on most of my visits to Hamilton and every time has been excellent. From the quality of the food to the friendly and efficient staff it is always a pleasure to eat there. A very well run establishment, keep it up guys

Thank Rick N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?