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The Helm

$$ - $$$, European,
22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-839 2545
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef pie” (3 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 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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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very warm on a cold wet day. staff enthusiastic and friendly. had the burger and chips. filled the spot and a cool ale to wash it down. life is good.

Thank joy532
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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 27 July 2017 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 19 July 2017 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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