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The Helm

22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-839 2545
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, European, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 17, 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
Reviewed March 15, 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
Reviewed March 13, 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...More

Thank Rick N
Reviewed March 13, 2017

As part of a group that went for a farewell of a work mate the food was absolutely fantastic it arrived at table all at once and was very fresh and tasty. The service was spot on. The venue outdoors was so relaxing.Would highly recommend...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed March 2, 2017

The atmosphere is great here, the food was okay not the best I have ever had but It was tasty and generous. The staff wasn't that great as we had issues with waiting times for drinks and taking the order. no smiles. Will give it...More

Thank Lujuan S
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

It seems sometimes that reviewers go looking for something negative to say so I will try to stay positive as all in all I just felt like my monthly Steak, eggs and chips. I threw in a scallop entree and in order to stay positive...More

Thank barrysO8155AR
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

In keeping with most NZ pubs, this one was noisy on a Friday evening but the service was good and the food served promptly. I had the pork ribs which were very meaty and tasty although the sauce was rather kiwi-bland! A little more spice...More

Thank Bunkshyde
Reviewed February 19, 2017

My wife and I chose to eat brunch at The Helm. Our past experiences have been 'average' at best, but we decided to give it one last go. Alas, we were not impressed at all! We chose Eggs Benedict and asked that our eggs not...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This eatery was mentioned in the information booklet in our motel room so we thought we would try it. The barman was exceptionally polite, courteous and very welcoming. We arrived just before 5pm when the kitchen opened and there were already other diners waiting. The...More

Thank lilyb749
Reviewed February 15, 2017

good service from attentive staff , food was quick and tasty , big servings for a really good price. Eggs Benedict were brilliant. Please note with the outside area being used nightly for drinks and pizzas etc , could use a better wipe down.

Thank Tony D
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Nearby Attractions
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.97 miles away
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.98 miles away
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.36 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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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.