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Social Kitchen Restaurant

40 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-757 2711
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • 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 yesterday

We travelled up to New Plymouth for the weekend and I had read about this place on Tripadvisor. We wanted to go to a relaxed restaurant with great food and atmosphere. We certainly found at Social Kitchen. Hidden away down a corridor this tapas restaurant...More

Thank WellieAnnie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and ambience. Great food for sharing and having a go at all kind of different goods. Can be loud at times so not for a romantic quiet dinner. More funky.

Thank 95jeaninef
Reviewed 1 week ago

A last minute plan to catch up with friends meant an early (5.00 pm) booking was the only option. It didnt matter ! Food and company was excellent, I ordered for the table with the waitress approving of all the elements chosen. Beef Cheeks ,...More

Thank NoStacheBro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our visit here. The staff were informed, friendly and prompt in their service. The food was delicious: the clams was the winning dish for me. Prices were reasonable, the ambience was great, music fitting and not intrusive. Only tiny complaint was the icey draft...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love social kitchen. Food is amazing and there are so many options to choose. Each time we have been we always select plates to share. Service is good. decor is trendy chic. There is an outdoor area available and (I think) every Sunday is a...More

Thank Rachie11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Social Kitchen in October 2016 and were extremely impressed by the atmosphere and the food. The decor is spectacular, and the food is out of this world. Having returned to Taranaki to live permanently, we recently visited Social Kitchen for their...More

Thank Kaharaminttu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with a large group without a booking and they managed to accomodate us which was great. Overall food was wonderful the only minor criticism was the wine was a bit pricey

Thank denny k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal. Love sharing food. We shared four small plates between two of us which was plenty. Great atmosphere, busy for a Tuesday night

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! Faultless. It took three attempts to get in, over a one month period but was well worth the wait. We were taking our 97 year old father (Bill) so we went in the day prior to check out table position, versus noise...More

Thank TMRussel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant would hold its own ANYWHERE (including New York or London); it's world-class. An understated entrance gives way to fabulous food, served in a "sharing" (aka Tapas?) context by highly knowledgeable staff. Cannot fault.

Thank Keith A
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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$15 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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