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Social Kitchen

40 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-757 2711
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, great feel and atmosphere. Good wine selection but absolutely fantastic food. We ordered 4 small plates between us, more than enough. The firecracker chicken has to be one of the best dishes I have had in years, hot, spicy but very tasty. Also...More

Thank Keith W
Karyn G, Owner at Social Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Keith W

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend if you are after some extraordinary and delicious food. Very good service as well as a nice ambience. Had the sirloin steak cooked to perfection as well as the winter slaw - crispy and fresh and fresh oyster mushrooms. A Dekadent chocolate dessert....More

Thank Coco K
Karyn G, Owner at Social Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Coco :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food,service,ambiance was just great. Had gnocchi, yumbo pork belly with lashing of cracking, whiskey marinated salmon all delicious. Service fantastic and ambiance great. Just a very cool place to eat. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Leigh36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised to get a table here because they were so busy and you usually have to book but service was good considering how busy they were. This is our first disappointing experience here - the food was soaked in oil, the polenta chips...More

Thank Lois M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a client and they weren't wrong. Sharing plates is encouraged but not compulsory. Trust the waitresses when they tell you not to over order because the portions are very generous. They are also absolutely delicious and you absolutely...More

Thank JohnFLUB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk up the small alleyway to be greeted by an outside space and a larger indoor setting, this gem is located behind TAFT Taranaki Arts Festival who bring WOMAD to our province. The seating is what I think of as cafe style with long seating...More

Thank Grant D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning food, exceptional service. This place is a must! Will definitely return. The Rose “Wooing Tree” was delicious and recommended to me by the waiter - he certainly knew his stuff :-)

Thank pjh00172
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well establishment brand with lovely interior and good selections of cocktails and spirits. I enjoy their entree selection with my drinks and the place is always pumping with crazy music and the place has a vibrant decor.

Thank Akshay B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a busy Saturday evening. The place was packed and quite noisy which creates its own ambience. The food was sublime and the wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend for a night out. We have dined here for both special occasions...More

Thank nakiboys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was exceptional, service and ambience fantastic. We dined just the two of us and there was so much food ( we had been warned by our very helpful waitress) and although it would be great in a group to be able to share...More

Thank Erin R
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Katie B
6 March 2017|
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Response from hilleigh_farm | Reviewed this property |
I wouldnt think so as it is a dining area and also the restaurant access area. If it is for a disabled person you would have to ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-757 2711
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The Social Kitchen is a comfortable Bistro that celebrate a social occasion and shared dining
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