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“Hard to get the Perfect Steak - But here it is!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Good Home

The Good Home
Ranked #56 of 163 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Price range: $11 - $60
Cuisines: New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A Home away from Home ! From outside alfresco dinning to our own private front lounge, sports den, VIP area, casual dinning at its best! In The Heart of The city, easy to find, very hard to leave !! Our Good Home Family will look after all your needs , from Drinks, Snacks,Pizzas,Burgers, Pasta and Salads, and The best range of Steaks in town!! we will even can help plan what to do in Taranaki!
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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“Hard to get the Perfect Steak - But here it is!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Good home do a stone grill steak where it cooks in front of you. Accordingly it is always cooked perfect to our tastes. If not - well we cooked it so just amazing. The decor is very impressive with numerous nookes and alcoves to give a semblance of privacy for groups. The staff a lovely of varied nationaluties and make you very welcome. Service not as quick as some retaurants but worth the wait when it arrives. We found initially the music a bit loud but as soon as one of the group mentioned it they turned it down to a good level. Very quick to please and will go there again, and definitely recoomend to others. Price - very good value.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Tony B
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

After recommendations from several friends tried The Good Home for my birthday dinner but the service was lacking, the food was average and the house wine (chardonnay) was awful

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank 79SarahB
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Sam S, Owner at The Good Home, responded to this review, May 26, 2012
Sorry your Night didn't live up to yours, and as owner, our standards!!
We work hard to provide a positive environment for all to enjoy and have had some great positive feedback on what we are trying to achieve.
Our House wine is one of many chardonnays we have on offer, (this house wine is in a number of large restaurants in Auckland, and we sell it at least $3 cheaper!!)
But... we welcome your feedback and will use this to continuous improve ,"The Good Home"
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Get Together”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

We meet our friends for some drinks and had a lovely meal, very nice. The price and the meal was very reasonable and filling.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Sirjack_10
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New Zealand
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Just another pub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

In spite of a very prolonged and no doubt very expensive makeover, this offshoot of a backpackers retreat still looks very much the same as before. The new signage is meant to impress, but the overflowing garbage bins just around the corner do nothing to improve the image. The said corner is due for a multi-million dollar refit - alledgedley to discourage the groups of loitering teens. We shall see. The Good Home has a box outside for 'help yourself' menus. It was empty.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank nevl
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Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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“Nothing special”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

What promised to be a great spot for lunch was a real let down. I ordered the leek and Potato Soup - what was delivered looked very unappealing; was cold; and tastless. It was far too thick - the consistency of porridge. My friend ordered the lamb salad - the lamb cutlets were beyond ''pink'' - they were rare, although the crumbed exterior appeared to have been in a blast furnace. We felt it was overpriced for what we got. The service was pleasant. Some loud diners at the next table didn't help the atmosphere. Probably will not return or recommend. Shame.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Jane B
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