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The Helm

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22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, 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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank TashSmith-Cully
Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 up guys

Thank Rick N
Hamilton, New Zealand
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 .

Thank Anne M
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119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 a go again maybe for dinner next time

Thank Lujuan S
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 I will choose to ignore that. In order then. Service was really great and staff... More 

Thank barrysO8155AR
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 would be nice!! With a Chiefs Super 15 game playing all over the room it... More 

Thank Bunkshyde
Hamilton, New Zealand
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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 service was excellent, the food tasted great but one dish was a little cool. We... More 

Thank lilyb749
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?