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22 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
07 839 2545
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Ranked #69 of 204 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Have dined a few times for lunch and dinner. The latest experience was on a Monday night, but the bar was still busy. Main complaint every time is the noise levels in the dining area, no good for an intimate dining experience! We were a group of 8, meals were good, but could do with some simple touches to make... More 

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Tassie tourers
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We dined here twice, first time excellent, second time slow. Food is great but a little pricey.. Upmarket pub prices. Slow was due to kitchen as waitress doing her best and really hurried when I explained we were in real hurry. Varied menu and all meals really nice.

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I liked it and would eat there again. The service is typically pub and the outdoor area is excellent. Its a great place to go with a group.

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Waikato New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good vibe and nice snack bar menu and drinks list. Pizza was nice, particulary enjoyed the maple and chilli butter. Heineken beer on tap was beatifully chilled and served promptly! friendly staff completed a very positive experience at this place! :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Had lamb salad menu said with roasted vegetables.i gt a bowl of lettuce with 2slithers of roast kumara & lucky if 50gms of lamb on top. Politely askd th waiter if thr ws a mistake she ws embarrassed and askd th chef who replied" it is all portioned out and its unfortunate you only gt that amount but if I... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Have been here several times whilst staying in the area. Great selection of food and fantastic range of beers. Excellent location with large outdoors area.

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Moranbah, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went to the Helm with friends to enjoy dinner and watch the Rugby. Four big screens, great food and drinks. Just the ticket! Highly recommended

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food and the service were both disgusting. The food is the worst I have ever tasted. After waiting for an eternity for dinner to arrive I though it must be awesome but honestly it was just crap.the service was equally as bad. The staff just didn't want to know us or be there.they were unhelpful,no actually they were just... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Typical busy pub with great atmosphere and great food. Staff who were efficient and friendly who were pleased to serve.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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176 reviews 176 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A celebratory dinner was had by us and we really enjoyed our evening. The table had a varied selection from the menu including the Fish, Stuffed Chicken, Calamari, Scallops, Thai Chcken Curry, Everyone really enjoyed their meals which were tasty and presented well. Much improved since we visited earlier in the year. The service was great and the place was... More 

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Address: 22 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 839 2545
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Cuisine: New Zealand

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