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The Good Home

$$ - $$$, , European
21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4740
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (21 reviews)
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be fair the food - steaks - were nice but at the price you expect top service and sadly that was not the case. When a waitress comes to the table and announces "anyone thirsty" - one realises fairly quickly one is not in...More

Thank Greg S
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Greg, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home. You have provided us with some great feedback which we will take to our staff meeting and discuss how all the team can improve their service. We also have regular menu reviews...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a group of 6 people. Atmosphere: 5/5 funky, homely vibe Service: 2.5/5. I ordered 4 things, staff got three of them wrong, they didnt compensate at all. Then my friend made a mistake in her order and they made her pay for it.More

Thank BackChat11
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, I am so sorry that things didn't work out how they should have for you on the night. We take all feedback seriously and are working with the staff concerned to try and prevent this from happening again. We pride ourselves on getting it...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a long wait for dinner at another restaurant, we skipped dessert there to have it at The Good Home instead. We weren't disappointed, as it didn't take long, and was well presented. My colleague had the chocolate lava cake which was very sweet and...More

Thank bjandco
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home. We are glad you enjoyed your dessert. We will continue to work with the wait staff to help them improve their performance. It is always an ongoing process and we appreciate the feedback....More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Great attentive service from start to finish on a busy Saturday night. The eye fillet steak was cooked perfectly to my liking and served with a very good selection of two sides to choose from and great selection of sauces to accompany it. Hubby had...More

Thank Karen F
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Hi Karen, Many thanks for the fantastic review! We are so glad you enjoyed our hospitality and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards The Team from The Good Home

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Pre booked for party of 10.......we were given plenty of time to browse the menu......order was taken. It did take a little while for the food to arrive but it was busy. I had the duck breast which was lovely..though the skin could have been...More

Thank Jill S
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi, Many thanks for the detailed review, we appreciate it. It sounds like you had a great night and and your birthday dinner was successful and we are glad you allowed us to be a part of it. Kind regards The Good Home Team

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We had the Friday special lunch, fish and chip with salad and chips,was yummy. Sat out doors in the sun and the service was good

Thank kandeb2016
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home. We are glad you enjoyed the meal and the service. Hopefully you can come back again soon. Kind regards The Good Home Team

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This place was always there whenever we would pop over to city centre and one day we decided to try it. The portions are huge and the price is so reasonable for how much they give. The food was also so delicious. Me and my...More

Thank Socookee
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi, Many thanks for the 5-star review and really nice comments. We are glad you enjoyed the food and our hospitality. We look forward to seeing you back again soon when you are next shopping at Centre City. All the best The Good Home Team

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We visit New Plymouth just for one day and went for lunch.We were very happy with food and service but the fish and chips was excellent, no oily, very good seasoned and yummy. Definitely we'll be back in our next visit to New Plymouth

Thank Valeria D
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home. We are glad you enjoyed the hospitality and the food and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards The Good Home Team

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Down in New Plymouth for a couple of days and staying at a hotel with its own restaurant, however decided to have a look around the town and noticed “ The Good Home” as I have tried it and enjoyed it in Auckland. It was...More

Thank QFA380Auckland
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Hi, Many thanks for the great review and the understanding that things can sometimes go wrong. Mistakes do happen and even though you try your hardest we all sometimes "stuff it up". When we do make mistakes we try and fix it which we did...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing we came here for dinner on New Years the place was packed!!! Thinking we will have to go elsewhere but no the manager found us a table straight away and gave us menus got the meals pretty fast is well and...More

Thank Jme-mae J
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for the wonderful comments and the 5-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our hospitality and you had such a great night out. We hope you can come back and visit us again. Rind regards The Good Home Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$56
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:45 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 4740
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Description
A Home away from Home! From outside alfresco dining to our own private front lounge, sports den and VIP area - casual dining at its best! In The Heart of The city, easy to find, very hard to leave !! Our Good Home Family will look after all your needs, from Drinks, Snacks,Pizzas,Burgers, Pasta and Salads, and the best range of Steaks in town!! We can even help you plan what to do in Taranaki!
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