About 2018-02-27T16:51:37+00:00

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,


  •   Had dinner here on a Wednesday night, glad we booked because it was quite busy and we had a choice of tables inside or outside. Glad we chose outside, it was sheltered but still full of natural light and although the other tables were full...More

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  •   We went for Lunch last week to celebrate our Grandsons 13th Birthday, when we asked him where he wanted to go for his Birthday, we expected him to say “McDonalds or Laser Strike” but instead he gave an emphatic “Good Local for Fish & Chips”...More

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  •   We went to the Good Local on a Saturday night the place was packed. We were lucky enough to get a table for 4 out side. The food was to die for and the service was second to none. The only thing I could say...More

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  •   We have eaten here multiple times and have enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service ever time. You won’t be disappointed!

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  •   We had dinner here last night after visiting for lunch last Sunday. The service is great with warm similes from all the staff, you are made to feel welcome & part of the place when you arrive. Then comes the food! What a great meal,...More

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  •   This was our first visit to this restaurant this week and it definitely won’t be our last! We found that the choices on the menu good and the level of service efficient, friendly and helpful. I had the open steak sandwich and my partner the...More

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  •   My wife and I dine here almost weekly. We find the service efficient and the owner Mark most accommodating when my wife is difficult and wants changes to menu items! Nothing is any trouble and that’s what hospitality is about. This place is very busy!

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  •   Our family group of 5 dropped in here to have a lunch at about 1.30pm on a Tuesday. We were seated and given food menus. There was a very small and limited menu. My sister ordered first ( fish and chips) only to be told...More

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  •   We popped in last Friday for lunch. There was a new menu so we both tried chicken. I had the new pecan chicken salad and it was lovely and fresh. Always so nice and relaxing sitting out on the deck, although cos it was a...More

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  •   The Good Local as a Local is AMAZING where do you start, the owner is always on site and knows all the locals and is the most hospitable person you could come across. Mark is so friendly and welcomes all feedback. The Good Local has...More

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