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,


  •   Seven of us had a family meal here. Service and food was great. Friendly atmosphere. They were obviously busy so were lucky to get seated without a booking. Highly recommend.

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  •   Recently had lunch as part of a large group of 24 here, found the service and food really good. Great choices of meals at reasonable prices, and lovely waitresses keen to help.

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  •   Came in for brunch with family this morning and was not disappointed! The staff are so warm and welcoming but not overbearing. The food was delicious (I’ve heard they have one of the top chefs in town there), possibly the best Eggs Benedict I have...More

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  •   Went in for a glass of wine. The bartender didn’t even acknowledge me until I asked for a glass of wine then poured it and worked the eftpos without any eye contact whatsoever. I queried the wine with both the bartender and the waitress as...More

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  •   We went with friends to the Good Local Restaurant, for a birthday celebration. We have been before, but this time we were disappointed. Our chicken breasts were thin & dry, hard to eat - such a shame - need to be thicker guys...... Desert was...More

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  •   Rang to book a table and pleased we did the place was packed. Mark had the dream team on tonight. Service was quick and efficient as always. Everyone enjoyed their meals. And i really enjoyed the new passionfruit cider. Keep up the great work team.

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  •   This restaurant is amazing. The food is perfect. We go here every 2 weeks and we are always happy with our meal and the service

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  •   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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