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The Helm

€€ - €€€, European,
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-839 2545
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef pie” (3 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my wife went here for dinner, The food was very good but the service was average, we had a entree and after 20 minutes after we finished eating they came up and asked about our main meal, we said we were still waiting,...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is pretty good, however service is lacking. Had the steak, chicken, and apple blueberry wonton dessert and everything was prepared well and tasted fine. Nothing to write home about, just good food. Although there were many staff members present, service was very slow...More

Thank MLGca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food but gave a 4 out of 5 due to the service. The girls weren’t super welcoming or friendly so it was a little disappointing. The food was amazing, I came with a large group of people and we all ordered something different....More

Thank Hannah F
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Spotted this restaurant almost by chance as our party of 14 partially sighted or totally blind indoor bowlers and sighted helpers from Christchurch was after a good location for our final night dinner on Labour Day after our National Championships. Most obliging staff and Rozlyn...More

Thank elanem4
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Recently when staying in Hamilton to visit a grandson at Waikato University we needed somewhere to eat and just across the road from our motel was The Helm. We were a party of four including our young grand-daughter. None of us wanted much to eat...More

Thank pelizabethcutts
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome service, food was fast, fresh and tasted delicious! Great venue and really accomodating. Great healthy options on the menu!

Thank arrong504
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Went on a Friday night for something different. The food was nice, little bit expensive but worth it. Not the place to go for a quite meal as found it very loud inside and had trouble hearing what my partner was say from across the...More

Thank Brett B
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I went for dinner. Absolutely delicious. Scollops to die for and steak was awesome. Waitress friendly and smiling. Well done the team at the helm

Thank Maree J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Busy place during lunch, pays to get there early. Food is good value especially off the $12 lunch menu. Good tap beers, huge outdoor garden bar.

Thank jamada2016
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We walked in and got greeted with a friendly smile straight away. Got seated and menus brought to us within seconds. Our waitress was Niven. She was amazing. Our meals arrived so quickly and we're checked on after a few bites. The meals were so...More

Thank court_8659
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1.57 km away
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.58 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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