Good Local is a gastro bar and Restaurant focused on providing quality food, service and value for money to locals.

With a lengthy background in hospitality, having previously owned businesses on The Strand, we are pumped to have moved to the suburbs where we can get to know our locals. We are locals ourselves, so it is exciting to be more involved in the community.

Good Local offers a range of Hamilton brewery Good George’s craft beer and cider on tap. We also have an off-license for the purchase of Good George’s famous squealers in case you’re heading off to a BBQ or want some of their fantastic beers and ciders to take home with you.

We look forward to meeting you soon at YOUR Good Local

Mark and Mel Lawrence

Eat, Drink,


  •   A cold thursday night, Had drinks by the outside heater while we waited for tables to clear. Was very busy Quiz night. My friend new this, but booked anyway . It was there Wedding Anniversary. Then went into the other Covered Area through the Restaurant.There...More

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  •   First time trying this place out and it did not disappoint !! We all shared some starters and the highlight of those were the calamari and buffalo chicken peices !!! We all ended up getting the steak meals, they were good value for money with...More

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  •   Went on a cold Tuesday evening with a group, from walking in door warmth of staff and surroundings superb. Great choice of beers and wine, and the menu caters for all..was very difficult to decide what to have. Food wonderful, so good when steak is...More

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  •   This place is AMAZING!! We have been living in New Zealand for 5 years now, and this is best place we have eaten at! The atmosphere, staff, food and drinks were impeccable. Usually I like to leave pretty quick after I’ve eaten, but I just...More

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  •   Came in for a celebratory meal for miss. I of course had to havr the ribs. Love these so much so make sure you check them out on a Wednesday night if they are your thing. Hubby had a pizza which he loved. Great service...More

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  •   We went here to celebrate an achievement at school. We used to swim at the club but have not come here since it opened. We had fantastic service they staff were delightful the food was really yummy great mains and scrumptious pudding. All reasons to...More

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  •   We went for lunch here yesterday and had another great meal. We both had a chicken open sandwich which was full of flavour, heaps of chicken, loved the field mushrooms. Service was good and we will be pleased to continue visiting. We were surprised at...More

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  •   Friendly staff that are knowledgable about the food and menu. Very accomodating to special requests when menu changes. Food was tasty and quick.

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  •   Nothing good about my dish - in fact most disgusting here since 2000. Fried onions on top of steak like Bunnings Sausage Sizzle, no dressing salad, sinewy meat, cold mushrooms on top of steak & undercooked fries. Horrible for $35

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  •   Always amazing food with great staff who never disappoint in professional and caring service. Great atmosphere. Been for lunch and dinner and service is always excellent.

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