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21 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
067584740
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent breakfast

Had breakfast on a casual walk in, fast service, great food, we ordered bacon and eggs and both poached and scrambled options just done to perfection. Would happily return

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Kiaoraall
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Had breakfast on a casual walk in, fast service, great food, we ordered bacon and eggs and both poached and scrambled options just done to perfection. Would happily return

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Sam S, Owner at The Good Home, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home NP Will pass onto the team , We try hard to make every visit a great one !! we are only as good as our last performance. and very pleased you enjoyed ! Thank Again More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Saw this place, looked good, good number of customers, so decided to eat there. Ordered food at the bar, got drinks and found a table. An hour later; we only ordered the house fish and chips; we got two small pieces of fish and some skin on chips, with a salad; a small soup like bowl of coleslaw that had... More 

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Sam S, Owner at The Good Home, responded to this review

We are very sorry, your experience didn't come up to your expectation , and this is well below the standards we set, as owners for The Good Home. Can you advise what day you dined with us please, so I can follow up with the manager and Team that serviced you. We have a great Hospitality offering and one mistake... More 

Wanganui, New Zealand
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went on a Saturday... early afternoon - about 1ish...after the 'lunch rush' if there was one. The place is easy to find, I think it used to be an old pub - just across from the town side of the City Centre Mall carpark area. There were plenty of seats available, inside and out, and there were a couple... More 

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New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My friend and I decided a few weeks back to go to The Good Home for a drink after work, we noticed that that evening (a Tuesday) they had two for the price of one burger meals so we decided to try it. Both of us had the venison burger, and they were great. The next ocassion we visited was... More 

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Sam S, Owner at The Good Home, responded to this review

Thanks for Taking the time to review The Good Home We work hard to make sure everyone has a outstanding experience at The Good Home, as you know we are only as good as our last meal we serve up and smile we give !! Thanks again,have a great Xmas! More 

Waitara, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Good Home is placed besides the Huatoki River which is really nice. They have lovely food and lovely place to eat.

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Sam S, Owner at The Good Home, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we are very pleased you had a great time. we put a lot of work and effort into making the Good Home, a great place for all !! Thanks Again More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lots of different 'rooms' to suit your tastes - whether that's a more formal table or a relaxed bar leaner, al fresco or more contemporary - lots of space. Menu is decent with a range of great bistro style meals.

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Sam S, Owner at The Good Home, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, The team works very hard to try and get things right , we are pleased you had a great experience at The Good Home!! Thanks again More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice looking place but Average food that's far too expensive. Would not go back again and would not reccomend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went there on Saturday with friends from Hawera. Waitress could hardly speak english and didnt speak up. Entree of bread and dips was a good try but just strange pureed stuff. My 'buffalo'wings were just normal size and I asked for chilli which was non existant. Other dinners were just ok with the best being a lamb dish-cooked to perfection.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We hired out part of the The Good Home for a Gatsby themed murder mystery night as part of our work conference and it was great. It was awesome that the staff got into the spirit and all dressed up in Gatsby themed costumes as well - the food was excellent and everyone had so much fun - thanks to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Took local clients out for a lunch, Emarrasing!Service was terrible, Angry middle aged waitron, drinks took 20 mins to arrive and were banged on the table, food took an hour and the place was almost empty, my meal was so over cooked I could not eat it. No offer for more drinks from Jake the Muss's wife who was waitress... More 

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Sam S, Owner at The Good Home, responded to this review

Feedback is important ,but I'm am shocked and very disappointed at your comments, and more-so your experience at the Good Home. without getting into detail, I am very keen I make contact with you so we can discuss in more detail, as a business owner the issues you were dealt with. We have many many (hundreds) customers every week, who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: 067584740

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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