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,


  •   We keep coming back to this restaurant, not only because it is easy to get to but because the service and food is always top quality. My wife and I went there Thursday evening and it happened to be Burger Night with a range of...More

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  •   We go here at least once a week as Mark, Mel and their team have it sorted here. They are always super fun and friendly, food is so tasty and comes out fast, they always accommodate us even without booking! We just cant find another...More

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  •   I came in this month (Aug) with a couple friend for the first time there. Warmly welcomed in and sat outside in the sun. Our food was fantasic, I had the open chicken sandwich & waygu beef salad to share. My friends had Philly Cheses...More

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  •   Arrived here mid week for lunch, without reservations, and found service and food consistently good. I had chicken sandwich/burger and partner had a brisket burger that was currently on special. Food was good, didn’t have to wait too long and service was good. Menu has...More

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  •   Thought I'd stop in with a mate heading home from Rotorua for a beer, grabbed some pork belly bites from the bar menu and they were excellent, service was mostly great but let down by one staff member who seemed to be too busy doing...More

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  •   Arrived with no reservations for dinner, was seated at bar leaners which was comfortable, good view of Rugby match. Great service and food outstanding 👍👍 Have Good Local beers on tap. Recommend for relaxing time.

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  •   Absolutely amazing food, service and people. The awesome staff even drive to get us more Speights to drink while watching the rugby when they ran out. We will be back next week for the next game and have found out new local

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  •   It was warm and cosy inside despite the rain and wind outside. Three of us had the fish of the day which was Hapuka and the fourth a vegetarian burger which unfortunately was presented with chicken. However this was quickly remedied.

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  •   Our group spent an hour afterwork at Good Local, enjoying their range of on-tap ciders, and their delicious french fries and aioli. During that hour, we were perhaps visited four or five times by the waitstaff - asking if we needed any drinks. I personally...More

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  •   My husband and I had a lovely meal here and they accepted our email reservation booking which was great. It was a Sunday night which also meant a steak was only $25 and was lovely. Our only issue was that they continually opened the door...More

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