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The Helm

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22 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-839 2545
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 be too runny, yet certainly not hard boiled. They came out hard boiled! The ciabatta... More 

Thank Chris W
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 service was excellent, the food tasted great but one dish was a little cool. We... More 

Thank lilyb749
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Hamilton, New Zealand
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being the keeper of the Entertainment book we have visited this establishment , Mainly Thursdays to listen to Tim singing knowing these are his nights to be in town. We have known Tim for many many years and am sure that's why they are as full each week on these nights. I ordered the Pork. It was tough but the... More 

Thank joy532
Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super happy with the cheap lunch options that were still available when we went at about 4pm for late lunch. Came fast, and good service

Thank samzi9
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229 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool little place, nice staff. Varied menu and food very nice, tapas was delicious. However it was very slow.

Thank EE15
New Zealand
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in to have a look at the menu and decided this was the place for us. The food was exceptionally good and service was great, as was their outdoor seating area.

Thank cathy_laugesen
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this bar and restaurant while having an hour to kill before flying out. What a find! Such a well designed venue. We sat outside in the shade for lunch and it was so relaxing. We had the pâté and the sticky pork bits and both were delicious. The staff were very friendly and attentive too.

Thank Susantansey
Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here after a recommendation by at our motel and were not disappointed. The staff were all very helpful and friendly, the food was great, i have to say we sat beside the kitchen and everything going out looked really good. The kids meals were a good size and tasty and i had a steak which was really good.... More 

Thank kerryclams
Hamilton, New Zealand
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We come here regularly for lunch as they have a relaxed pub atmosphere with good food. Quality burgers and the seafood fettuccine is always excellent.

Thank H M

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?