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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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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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22 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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
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Nearby Attractions
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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, 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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