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21 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
067584740
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  • 24
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  • 6
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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
A good home away from home

Nice place to go and have a drink or to eat, meals vary from the usual bar snack to a full meal. All well presented and tasty. Staff is friendly and know their stuff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
mirjamjon
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice place to go and have a drink or to eat, meals vary from the usual bar snack to a full meal. All well presented and tasty. Staff is friendly and know their stuff.

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new plymouth
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Moderately busy only. Service very slow, 4 mains took over 30 minutes to arrive. Quite limited range of beers ciders, not much low alcohol choices available; big omission in the day of 250 mcg breath alcohol. Food was fine. Set up is nice, good outdoor area. Have had better meals there before maybe just a bad day?

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

Thank you for visiting the Good Home again !! We try hard and get things right 100% all the time, but sounds like our team wasn't on there "A" game this night. Like any customer ,if you require to be somewhere or have a time limit, please advise the team, as we are more than happy to accommodate . Our... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Good Home in New Plymouth is a great place to stop for meals and drinks. It has a great location, is wonderfully presented, and the staff are great. We sat outside enjoying the New Plymouth sun and view which was extremely pleasant. Our meals were excellent, and the coffees were great. This is a great place to refuel the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The speciality of the house is the stonegrill which is brought to the table for you to cook a selection of chicken, steak, prawns and vegetables to your own liking, although I found the prawns were rather small and the beef skewers were tough. The menu also includes salads, burgers, pizza, pasta etc. and there are daily specials. Service was... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Good Home has a pub-like atmosphere - loud muic and sports on a big screen TV. It was really busy the weekend we ate here for brunch so we knew we were in for a wait but probably didn't expect 40mins. We ordered avocado, with roasted tomatoes and bocconcini on toasted ciabatta and were quite disapponted to get two... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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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