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,


  •   Have you been to check out the new menu atnthe good local. Bloody great. I had the brisket open sandwich and it looked exactly like the picture they shared today... read more

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  •   We were impressed with the very friendly and helpful service. Having 4 kids in tow sometimes the serving staff can be awkward but bot the case here! Our assigned waitress... read more

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  •   We booked for a table of six and arrived a few minutes early. After drinks at the bar we were ushered to our table. The waitress tended to rush us... read more

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  •   We are out of towners who visited this restaurant with local friends who recommended it. The restaurant was absolutely humming, the waitress was friendly and gave first class service. She... read more

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  •   We went here for a late lunch recently and were delighted with the food and service we received. We were impressed with how quickly our meals arrived - I had... read more

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  •   Good Local is consistently good. We have really been enjoying the $15 Gold Card Tuesday menu (can’t go past the Chicken Parmigana). It’s become our weekly routine.

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  •   My wife and I had visitors from Auckland so we all went to the Good Local which was having Oktoberfest. Mark and the crew had everything well sorted with a... read more

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  •   Such a delicious meal - thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in our group which included adults & kids. Really great service and atmosphere too.

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  •   Fab spot, the staff were super welcoming and the food was bloody good. I highly recommend the chicken piatta, one of the best meals I have had in ages!

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  •   A dinning group of 15, not a single complaint, this restaurant is coping well with Covid restrictions. Great service, lovely food, and all meals delivered together. No problem with individual payment.

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