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Authentic food and exceptional beverages in an environment which celebrates a social experience and shared dining.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
Reviews (662)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family of three with a reservation. Friendly greeting and immediate seating in a very hip and open dining room. They work bit of a shared table concept but never felt crowded or unnecessarily pulled into other's conversation. Terrific wine and cocktail menu and expansive menu...should have something for everyone. The Firecracker Chicken and Angus Picanha were standouts. Service was attentive and friendly and the overall feel was energetic and lively but not too loud. Very nice experience and a terrific spot in New Plymouth.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 9 May 2024 via mobile

From the moment we walked in, lovely and warm ( cold out doors!) Great ambiance and on point service. We had a mix of small plates and 2 sides, absolutely delicious, and shared the lemon curd cheese cake, some how light and devine. I think...one of NZs best. Wellingtoain visiting.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 27 April 2024 via mobile

Fabulous food. Best meal of the year so far. Everything from small plates to large plates to desert was delicious. Recommended.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024 via mobile

Absolutely loved this experience- the food and service were outstanding. A different style of dining which is fun & loved the decor too

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024 via mobile

Yummo !! The best place we have eaten at since arriving in NZ three weeks ago. Friendly staff, quick service, good vibe and really Delia ious food. Thanks

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

I loved the vibe when we walked in - lively music & conversation, even on Easter Sunday. The staff were really friendly, and you could tell they got along well together, especially when they were dancing at the kitchen counter, waiting for their orders to...come up. Every dish we had was scrumptious, and we loved having the option of pairing 2 veggies (peas, and salad) with our perfectly cooked main of beef fillet. We started with beef carpaccio and "stuffed" mushrooms. The bottle of Syrah from Hawkes Bay paired well with everything. I would love to go back and try the rest of the menu!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

Wine by the glass pour is generous and good selection! Food is great! Only thing they didn't do it right is the fried cauliflower. They should use better batter flour. We love the food. Ambience is a bit too dark for our liking but the...food and drink made up for it! Will be back if ever we're back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Not many restarants cook food thats better than you cook at home..... Social kitchen is one of them. Keep it up chefs. Have a few drinks before you go.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Great small wine list. Service relaxed and lots of. Food exactly what the menu promised but omg! The ‘butter’ which goes with the various cuts of beef is something i have never had before - stunning. Prices actually work out well as you really only...need to share.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

Tasty, fresh, well made meal in New Plymouth. We came for dinner in early December around 6/7pm. We were able to get in for the outside covered patio dinning without a reservation. This place looked very popular and pretty busy. The food was enjoyable, flavorful,...and a fun variety. We really enjoyed the food while in New Plymouth.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

We stayed in New Plymouth for 5 days and found this bistro. We loved it so much we returned twice more. Great selection of small plates and main dishes so tasty and well presented.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

Really fabulous food, great drinks, lovely service and a great building with lots of character. Would bring people to New Plymouth just to have this on the itinerary. The prices are good value, portions are generous.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Probably the best food I have ever had! Service was great - so hard to choose what to have from the menu as everything looked amazing and from what we did order, it did not disappoint. Can’t wait to come back!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

Sam was our wait person. Impeccable. She is an asset. Food, service, wine list all top notch. Been there several times in the last few months. Never dropped a beat - and it’s one of the very few places open on a Monday. The Gnocchi...is one of the best things there but everything is good. Background music perfect - so many restaurants have it too loud/soft. Table spaces perfect - you don’t hear neighbours but you don’t need to shout either.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

Tell anyone you’re going to Social Kitchen and they will immediately tell you how amazing the food is and which dish they love best! When we went, the food was so delicious it was unbelievable. We had the Angus Scotch Fillet to share, the gnocchi...and broccoli Waldorf salad. All were delectable with nothing leftover. The service was excellent. Thank you Social Kitchen.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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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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Social Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4