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The Helm

) #17 of 304 Restaurants in Hamilton $$ - $$$ , European,
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-839 2545
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago

Popped as staying in Hamilton down the road with friends and really enjoyed the friendliness of the staff and atmosphere. A gem of a bar and the food was well presented and tasty. Will be back when in Hamilton again.

Thank Michelle Shona R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had our last lunch in hamilton. The place is well located with enough seating both inside and in the open. Limited choices for lunch however whatever we tried was fantastic! They also do a 12$ lunch which also went down quite well. I wish they...More

Thank Pratzila
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warm setting inside the Helm. Loads of room, competent staff. Good choice of liquid refreshments on offer. Location is the only let down, somewhere with a view or atmosphere. Otherwise, worth a stop to catch up.

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Girls dinner, and had the seafood platter between three of us. Very tasty and not your deep fried everything! The mussels and the scallops especially yummy.

Thank barbsg2014
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went this evening. My husband got the lamb, there was soooo much fat on it that it was disgusting. I got 2 starters as apposed to a meal as I have dietary issues. Mine was average. To be honest the meals...More

Thank julie W
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had a great time watching the rugby in front of the big screen and having some awesome pizza's during our night out.

Thank Sirjack_10
Reviewed 19 June 2017

when we arrived they had no spare tables in side so we sat out. Staff were very accommodating keeping any eye on tables to become free. When moved they put us right under the heaters to warm up after being outside. As we had no...More

Thank Eggy62
Reviewed 3 June 2017

arfter booking into our motel the helm was recommended so off we trot and the place was kinda full.never mind the lure of beer was to great so we stayed and had a few plus dinner yeah the food was good pay the place a...More

Thank aage0rge
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is another review where a scale of 10 or 100 would be better. I wold probably have scored 70%. Basically it is a pub that serves meals but the prices are up there with the likes of the Smith & McKenzies that are genuine...More

Thank Shayne M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a great family meal and a couple of drinks. Not the cheapest meal around but very high quality with good service.

Thank nigo75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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