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Social Kitchen

€€ - €€€European, , Vegetarian Friendly
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 yesterday via mobile

We popped in casually when we arrived in NP on Friday night. The restaurant was fully booked out but we were seated immediately in the outdoor area which was great! We asked for recommendations and were advised to choose two starters, two mains and three...More

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked in without reservations and even though it was full inside, they sat us outside area under a heater. Everything is to share. We had the calamari as a small plate and the chicken as a large share plate. Faultless food. Yummy.

Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous fabulous fabulous, this is the second time I’ve been to the Social Kitchen as we live hundreds of miles away, last time I was with a group this time I went with my husband. We both are still raving about our exceptional dining experience...More

Thank Corogal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok. I was not fussed on the atmosphere. however the good was fairly expensive for what it was. The food was quite different and “yuppy” style where as I prefer ore traditional food.

Thank janksoper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch. Probably not the ideal time of day but the food was excellent. Steak tartare was delicious and beautifully presented. As a “small plate” it was a perfect lunch dish. Will definitely be revisiting for the dinner experience. Menu looks great.

Thank billise5867
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on the Tripadvisor ratings we called in to see what it was like. They were busy and we had not reserved so they offered us a shared table in the annex, which is an open but roofed space. This was good and, as we...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat in the amply heated courtyard, service was excellent & staff knowledgeable about menu & wine list. Food was lovely, tapas and sharing plates. Slow cooked lamb was a highlight. Perfectly matched with the Argentinian Malbec. Lovely cocktails too!

Thank firstclassNewZealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good, good fresh ingredients ...waitress was passive aggressive, decor was good, amenities a long way off, acoustics shocking, music questionable.....expensive!! Trendy

Thank Vacation822524
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a Tuesday afternoon for lunch. The atmosphere is very cool. The service staff were excellent giving very good advice. We were a group of 4 and ordered several small plates, 2 large plates and a couple sides...everything was excellent....meats, veggies,etc

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funky cost restaurant youd expect to fund in downtown Wgtn or Akld. Small menu but very tasty with a range of locally sourced ingredients. Good range of beers including crafties and wine. Service has always been very good on both occasions I've dined. Prices are...More

Thank Kerry M
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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$13 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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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