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The Helm Bar and Kitchen

The Helm is Hamilton's premier tavern destination offering a comprehensive range of New Zealand and International draught beers, including Heineken on tap. The Helm is an ideal spot for corporate functions, with its convenient location in the north end of the city and more than 90 car parks available. The food and beverage menus feature a wide range of options including tasty, value for money bar snacks, stone cooked pizzas and a full a la carte menu. The Helm also possesses arguably the most state of the art garden bar in the Waikato, with a fully provisioned outside bar covered with a louvre-tech canopy and a 200 square metre beer garden with shade from a number of large trees and furnishings for more than 100 people.
PLATES
Garlic Bread
Fresh oven-baked bread served with garlic butter
Paté
Chicken, rosemary and red wine pâté with toasted fig and walnut bread and fruit chutney
Pizza Bread
Olive oil, garlic and mozzarella pizza bread with house dips
Bruschetta
Tomato, spanish onion, basil and feta
Portabello Mushrooms
Rosemary infused portabello mushrooms baked with feta and served w/ toasted ciabatta and tomato chilli jam
Seafood Chowder
Fresh mussels, shrimp and surimi in a creamy chowder and served with toasted ciabatta
Mussels
Fresh steamed green-lipped mussels cooked in your choice of chilli, tomato and garlic or Thai green curry served with toasted bread
Pork Belly
Crispy pork belly w/ kumara rosti, fresh roquette and a Black Doris plum and apple relish
Calamari
Salt and pepper squid w/ lemon aioli
Bacon Wrapped Prawns
Chilli and lime marinated prawn cutlets wrapped in crispy streaky bacon with dill crème fraîche
Scallops
Pan seared scallops, cauliflower purée with a crispy bacon petite salad
SALADS
Caesar Salad
Crispy cos lettuce, Parmesan, bacon and garlic croutons with our own Caesar dressing and topped with a poached egg
Roast Vegetable Salad
Medley of roast vegetables with feta, roquette, cherry tomatoes and herb vinaigrette
Lamb Salad
Medium-rare lamb fillet on warm thyme and rosemary seasoned roasted vegetables with fresh salad greens and a balsamic reduction
Thai Beef Salad
Thai marinated beef with salad greens and crispy noodles
Smoked Salmon Salad
Smoked salmon, lemon and herb potatoes, crispy croutons, cos, w/ an anchovy and parmesan mayo
PASTA
Chicken Fettuccini
Chicken, mushrooms, and onion in a basil pesto cream sauce
Seafood Fettuccini
Lightly pan-seared scallops, prawns and mussels cooked in a lemon and dill cream sauce
Vegetarian Risotto
Portabello mushroom and blue cheese risotto topped w/ fresh roquette
MAINS
Thai Green Curry
Pan seared chicken strips, capsicum, spring onion, fresh chilli and sweet coconut chips, served on a bed of coriander jasmine rice
Fish and Chips
Your choice of Pan fried or Monteith’s golden battered fresh fish of the day served with chunky fries and salad greens
Chicken Breast
Roast chicken breast with a pistachio, pesto and Parmesan crumb served on potato mash with steamed vegetables, red wine jus and crispy bacon
Ribs
Twice-cooked pork ribs in The Helm’s own sticky BBQ marinade, served with potatas bravas and garnished with ranch slaw
Market Fish
As described by our wait staff
Pork
Bacon wrapped pork scotch w/ kumara croquettes, steamed vege and honey mustard cream sauce
Lamb Shanks
Slow-braised lamb shanks served with garlic potato mash, minted peas and finished with a rosemary jus
STEAK
300g Hereford Prime Sirloin
200g Eye Fillet
theHelm Signature Steak
450gm Hereford Rib Eye sous-vide for 18 hours
SIDES
Fries
Potato Mash
Roast Vegetables
Roast Gourmet Potatoes
Broccoli & Cheese Sauce
Garden Salad
Steamed Vegetables
Portabello Mushrooms
Onion Rings
Fried Eggs
DESSERT
Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich
Chocolate brownie and dark chocolate ice cream served with berry coulis and cream
Cheesecake
Flavour of the day served with whipped cream
Crème Brulee
Strawberry crème brulee with Vanilla Bean ice cream and white chocolate macaroon
Apple Crumble
Hot apple crumble with anglaise, hokey pokey ice cream and whipped cream
Salted Caramel Sundae
Vanilla bean ice cream with salted caramel sauce and hazelnut praline

Gluten-free and dairy-free on request
 
address 22 Ulster St
city Hamilton
phone 07 839 2545
 
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