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Social Kitchen

40 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-757 2711
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • 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 1 week ago

Tonight was my first experience at Social Kitchen and it was incredible. We had a group of fourteen business colleagues there for drinks and dinner. We went the simple, all inclusive three course dinner. Cocktails were incredible...Makers Mark Old Fashioned had perfect blend of orange...More

1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a jug of Sangria which was delicious and then had the Sunday meal which was stunning. Beautiful food and great atmosphere. Very good service

Thank Brigit B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good, wine list was okay but clearly they were aiming for throughput. We arrived at 6.45pm and finished three courses and were out by 8pm. It felt rushed. The wait service felt somewhat cavalier, they don't pour here, bottled water and wine left...More

Thank Isolde E
Karyn G, Owner at Social Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback Isolde E, we would love to be able to address your concerns directly if you can make contact via our website.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Left three voicemail and two e mails without reply for several days. The online booking says full for ever even though there were tables. Once there - good or very good food. Their suggested menu excellent. Service could be better - thrice we had to...More

Thank chitake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wowsers what a place Was recommended this place by a friend and wasn’t let down An atmosphere that will be hard to beat, Service the same ! Food range impressive - pricey though but worth every cent Dare you to try it !

Thank McTravel73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 2 course set menu. Food was great and was the perfect amount! Meat was deliciously cooked and the duck fat potatoes were to die for! Serve was great and the atmosphere outside was perfect for our large group.

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Social Kitchen on my one night in New Plymouth and it was a great choice! The restaurant was full but still got a seat on a long table. The waitresses were attentive and lovely and I had a great time there. I ordered...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is possibly the best restaurant I have visited on New Zealand. Tasty food and helpful staff. The slow cooked meats are succulent and the bbq food is delicious. The pumpkin pie is sublime. I have to go again and again. It is not expensive...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So the best thing over there has to be the service, the staff are generally cheerful, some of them are super cheerful and helpful. The food was great too, I had fish and enjoyed it a lot, my friends had ox tail and fish and...More

Thank ACube
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visitors to New Plymouth and were told we would enjoy this restaurant. And we certainly did. The food was delicious and a bit different. The dishes are designed to share so our only regret is that we did not have friends with us...More

Thank annekMelbourne
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
The Social Kitchen is a comfortable Bistro that celebrate a social occasion and shared dining
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