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Monica's Eatery

€€ - €€€, Cafe, European
42 Queen St | Next to Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 2038
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“kedgeree” (21 reviews)
“pea fritters” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:00 Hours
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
42 Queen St | Next to Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great breakfast and nice friendly service. The food was very tasty. The coffee was very nice albeit in a very small cup. It is a tiny fault.

Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often come to Monica's for breaky as you can always get a table, they're friendly and the food is good. I had the gnocci this time with the creamy balsamic mushrooms. That's consistently a favourite. I've also had the waffles with the banana and...More

Thank LeeCath
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant surroundings, good service, and enjoyable food - the bircher muesli was excellent. Very handy for the Govett-Brewster gallery.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had spotted kedgeree on their menu and I’m a sucker for it. Wasn’t disappointed. Ample for lunchtime. Godd service. Visited another day just for coffee and the wait staff were not very attentive to the point I was about to leave without having placed an...More

Thank billise5867
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived but were very welcome. The food was excellent. Well prepared and skillfull presented. Would love to visit again.

Thank rvdoorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch...probably my least favorite meal in New Plymouth. I had the fried chicken and what I got was 3 cm long shreds of fried chicken...others meals looked better but no on raved.

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called at Monica’s for several time for breakfast during a work trip in NP, the food is always great and well presented! I’ve been once for dinner as well and had handmade pasta that was pretty good food It’s a place where you feel...More

Thank Gabriele P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Monica‘s several times. The menu is small but there are dishes for every kind of taste: vegetarian, fish lovers, beef-eaters ... The wine list offers wonderful NZ wines. Service is friendly. Due to the architecture the restaurant is a bit noisy,...More

Thank Schodlhaus
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Three of us visited and all enjoyed our evening meal. would like to see a few more dessert options. Lovely spacious well designed and decorated restaurant.

Thank vickib113
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We went with high hopes, based on reviews here, but left disappointed. We had Lamb Rump and Pork Schnitzel. The Lamb Rump was slightly overdone, and in my opinion under seasoned. The accompanying smattering of vegetables were well executed, but there wasn’t a lot. Just...More

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2 November 2017|
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Response from Karyn G | Property representative |
Hello and thank you. Every Wednesday night at Monica' s eatery is Winesday! :) We offer a special pasta meal that includes house made focaccia, greens and a seasonal pasta dish along with the opportunity to bring your own... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Queen St | Next to Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 2038
  • E-mail
Monicas offering is based on quality fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible with a modern Italian influence. There is an emphasis on A la carte however a counter offering is available daily. Monica's is a place to dine, eat, drink and take out.
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