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“good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Flame

Flame
151 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, New Zealand
06 758 0030
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Ranked #58 of 108 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: New Plymouth has a vibrant restaurant and dining culture with Flame burning brightly at the forefront of this. Flame restaurant in New Plymouth is a delicious, culinary window on the North West corner of South Asia including Punjab, Peshawar and Kashmir. Relax and enjoy ancient cooking techniques and flavours with a modern twist and still experience the pleasures of a comfortable, contemporary bar and restaurant.
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

smack in the center of town a meal out at Flame will not dissapoint
good quality Indian food in one of the most pleasant dining rooms
enjoy

Visited January 2013
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Working toward excellence.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We have eaten regularly at Flame over the last three years and they have always tried hard but have not always quite got there. (Service was so bad the first time we went that they said we needn't pay!) The food has been consistently good, however, so we always go back.
Recently they have updated the look and the menu - it is now very cosy and welcoming and the staff are as delightful as ever.
Last week I ate Lamb Nawabi and I think it was the best Indian meal I have ever tasted - my partner enjoyed his but he had ordered "hot" and he says it wasn't. He didn't break into a sweat so he must be right.
My only small quibbles: being from the UK we were used to a free poppadum and relish while we look over the menu, and the dishes of rice are just a bit too small - we order three between two of us. I would recommend everybody to try Flame and say "hi" to Money - he is an excellent host.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The menu and decor where amazing. An experience that locals know of but visitors need to try. You won't be disappointed, also a menu to suit all tastes.

Visited September 2012
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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214 reviews 214 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Always enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Consistently good Indian food. Fun place to eat, and the service is usually helpful and friendly. They try hard to present themselves as a little bit different and I think it works. Well worth a try

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Matamata, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Little bit sexy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Food was YUMO! Slighty adult themed indian resturant. Neverless i went with my hubby SO as long as your not prude ish!

Visited June 2012
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