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“great bar” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Helm Bar & Bistro

Helm Bar & Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub, Australian, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Great bar and great staff, very friendly and helpful..
Great spot for a drink or two and the food was pretty good, well worth a visit if you are around..

Visited August 2014
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English first
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great view ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

It was an absolute shame that the service let our experience down. From the word go it felt like we were a nuisance as another customer walking through the door. Not one of the staff smiled or even looked welcoming. Tables still had glasses and used plates on them. Again when we ordered food the bar staff were miserable. On the plus though, the food was delicious and the view was beautiful. If it wasn't for the service this would be a higher star.

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Thank GarethFrederick
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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Became our holiday local”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Became our 'local' as we stayed across the road. Great spot on the canal, beautiful food, fantastic staff, awesome vibe. Even set up a TV screen with the Crusaders vs Sharks game for us! Great for kids as well. Highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Danica W
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edinburgh
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great relaxed dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Good food, lovely ambience and the sunset... Daily deals - we had a kid's pizza for free which is always a nice bonus.

Visited July 2014
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Thank EdinburghVictor
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Sydney, Australia
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223 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Ate there once, then twice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

There's so much competition on the Gold Coast but this place really stands out. We dropped in for dinner and chose to eat in the bar section as the restaurant area was so noisy. Really enjoyed the seafood. But on our last night we went back and enjoyed the meat platter for two in the restaurant. Young, friendly staff, pleasant surroundings and really good food. Prices for everything but the wine are very reasonable (well, it is a hotel) and if you order a cocktail at the bar you get an enjoyable performance. It looks bigger from the outside and riverside seats are at a premium so book before you go. I would add this to my "don't miss" list; it's dependably good.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Phil K
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