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The Good Home

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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4740
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:00 - 12:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 02:00
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were seated in the bar area as the restaurant was full, but instead of being uncomfortable on the tall seats, the tables have a really nice foot rest underneath. The food came out rather quickly, and in goodly sized portions, and were very nice.

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Thank Alice-Marie B
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

went on Mothers Day, we rang but couldn't book but on arriving to take our chances the service was amazing, they fell over backwards getting us a table, food was great and then the 2 mothers at the table were given a flower each by the staff, what a great touch, recommend the Good Home to all types of people.... More 

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Thank Kelly H
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Kelly, Thanks for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at The Good Home and that both the service and food made your day memorable. Thanks again for visiting, and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, The Good Home Team More 

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

As our usual bar has been refurbished and lost a lot of the nice old atmosphere we decided on a change. The Good Home was our choice having not been there for years. The selection of beers were great, top service and the margarita pizza and salad were superb! Another plus, we just happened to visit the evening that pizzas... More 

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Thank John A
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi John, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and the service we provided was up to standard. Hopefully, we can become your new "bar of choice" from now on. Hope to see you again soon. All the best The Good Home Team More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place.everytime we go we are always greeted with a smile. the serve is always fantastic.The wings are the best every1 should try them and the pull apart bread yummy.great work guys

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Thank kitkat381978
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Kitkat, Thanks for the great review, we really appreciate it when people take the time to let us know how we did. (Especially when we did well) So glad you enjoyed the wings and the bread and the smiling staff. Hope to see you again soon. All the best The Good Home Team More 

Gisborne, NZ
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96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is definitely welcoming, and makes me want to return. We had a round table for 8 which was nice as it meant we could all talk. I had the pork belly. The crackling was crispy, which is a must. Perhaps not the best pork belly I've had, but pretty good. Our waitress was great. Happy and cheerful.

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Thank gnilloc
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are very happy you found the food and service to your liking. We hope to see you again soon. All the best The Good home Team More 

Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here, we were able to eat a $15 steak which came out blue on a hot plate. The coleslaw and chips that came with it were yum and you could cook the steak to your liking. It had a great atmosphere there and all the Naki locals were really friendly. Loved our evening!

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Thank Kiwiseeingallthereis
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and you enjoyed the food. Hope to see you again some day. All the best The Good Home Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Fairly simple fare but good quality, served quickly by attentive waiting staff. Different specials each night represent very good value. Close to town centre and the seafront where you can walk off the extra calories afterwards.

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Thank bhtripadv
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to review our Good Home. We are glad you enjoyed your time and food here. Hope to see you again soon. All the best The Good Home Team More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Lunch was fine, but was extremely surprised to find another patrons two large greyhound dogs set up on dog beds infront of the restaurant toilets, the dogs were clearly pets and not guide dogs. Not cool.

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Thank Sandra B
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, Many thanks for your feedback. Having dogs inside was a bit unusual but we made an exception for one of our regular customers whom we know well. Dogs are usually allowed on the outside deck area but due to the wet weather we didn't think it would be fair to tell the customer to eat out there. And... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Had the loveliest steak I've had in a veryyy long time. Ordered extra sides because there are too many delicious options! Managers are hilarious and as usual the atmosphere is spot on. Thanks team!

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Thank nerinek2016
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to write the great review. We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience and the steak was excellent. We hope to see you back again soon. All the best The Good Home Team More 

Vienna, Austria
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I have eaten here a few times and was always happy with my choice. This time I went with a friend who is a burger-fan. The place is not a burger place, but the burgers were delicious. Even having the ban crushing was not a problem, unless you consider crumbs being a problem :) Service was quick. ...and guess what,... More 

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Thank Shavlick
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Shavlick, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a great review. We do work hard to provide the best burgers around and so it is great to hear you and your friend enjoyed them. Hopefully we will see you again soon. All the best The Team from The Good Home More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$59
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 12:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:30 - 02:00
Saturday
09:30 - 02:00
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
Description
A Home away from Home ! From outside alfresco dinning to our own private front lounge, sports den, VIP area, casual dinning 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 will even can help plan what to do in Taranaki!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?