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“Poor quality food. Noisy. Overpriced”
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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: Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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
Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Poor quality food. Noisy. Overpriced”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

we went there for dinner on a Friday night. when we walked in we had to walk passed a lot of drunk rowdy yobbos and it was very intimidating.
The meals were overpriced and you had to get up order your own meals and it took a long time for the meals to be brought out.
The chips were cold and the food was average but was overpriced.
We found much better value places to eat at our stay on the Gold Coast

  • Visited August 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“great bar”
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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Thank BigH61
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great view ”
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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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Became our holiday local”
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
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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”
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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