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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
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
“pizza” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere cafe/restaurant right in the CBD overlooking the river and a stones throw from the ocean. Great wait staff. Kim was fabulous. Efficient and friendly. Great food with short wait time. The chef catered very well to my wife’s G.F.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nigeltrewhitt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Good Home on Saturday evening with family and were delighted with the excellent above and beyond service from their outstanding waitress Kim, the food was also good 😜 Keep up the great Customer Service Kim 👍 I hope your Boss knows...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fefifo G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for some drinks and dinner and both were ok. This place is however better suited for groups / parties, they were clearly having fun.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OwlQueen
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Owl Queen, Thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home. We are very busy this time of year with Christmas/end of year functions so it can be a bit hectic. We are sorry you didn't find what you were after at The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to The Good Home for a late lunch on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Food was reasonably priced and absolutely beautiful. Service from Kim was excellent. Great experience with relaxing view over the river.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PaulW7761
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the the fillet steak and expected to have the Good Home fries....which are fabulous....with skin on and very tasty,.....but unfortunately was served pre frozen fries....when we mentioned this to the waiter he said he would speak to the kitchen later......and never responded.....sadly disappointed....as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jill S
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jill, Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the steak. We are very sorry about the fries. It was a tough decision to temporarily stop serving our traditional fries, but we could not source potatoes of the right consistency. (We buy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place on a walk around the shopping area. Had a beer on the first visit, and was impressed with the service, and surprising tranquility of sitting outside by a stream, in the city. The second visit was for a lunch of three cheese...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 62Peter1952
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter, Many thanks for dining at The Good Home and for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed our hospitality and look forward to seeing you again soon one day. Cheers The Good Home Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My dish was salmon #ceviche with mandarin segments and purple micro herbs. Chickpea salad and Caesar salad was also very popular. Lovely catch up in a good environment. Nice food! Our chocolate cake was so delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank olenawilliamsfoodie
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Olena, Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. We will pass them onto the staff who will appreciate the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers The Good Home Team

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Good service, good meals and a generous portion of all items being either main meal or sides. Personally Im not fussed on cooking my meta myself so stuck with the chicken as when I want to cook a steak its on my bbq at home....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Murray T
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Murray, Many thanks for the review and your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the service and the meals and found the portions were a good size. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best The Good Home Team

Reviewed 5 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank T8151GXgregs
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

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 18 July 2018 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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank BackChat11
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$58
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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