Social Kitchen

4.7
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501 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South American
Situated in the former Salvation Army Citadel, the Social Kitchen's cosy environment surrounds you with character and charm. At Social Kitchen we enjoyed a shared dining environment, the use of a Mibrasa charcoal oven allows our chefs the ability to cook with authenticity which retain the natural flavours.

Please note that early bookings prior to 7.30pm may be turned over in two hours.
What 501 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GrahamP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing, the food was stunning, the staff were attentive and perfect. It was the best dining experience we had while in New Plymouth on 5 day holiday. If it wasn't for that fact we went here on our last night, I would have gone twice during our holiday. Highly recommend it!!!
P.S Also head to their cafe for a great brunch, Monica's Eatery!!

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Lucinda
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food in a friendly bustling environment.

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food choices. Love the food share option. Great drinks selection. Do visit.

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TimM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat, I go every time I visit NP and have never been disappointed.

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FleurD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food ,fantastic waitress very helpful , overall great place to dine

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KarleneJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing, full of flavour! By far, the best food I have ever eaten. The peas and carrots are even taken To the next level!

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KarenC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was great when in New Plymouth would deffinent go again

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's recommended by the locals for a reason! Everything was superb about this venue, with tasty food arriving promptly, a fantastic selection of wines, down-to-earth and attentive service and great value for money!

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RodR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutley outstanding meal and service, nothing could be faulted.
Social Kitchen has set a very high bar and continuosly reach consistent levels of food quality and service standards.
Love this place and cant wait to go back.

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Darryll
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The booking as easy, at the time requested, they followed up both on line and with a phone call. The food is always incredible, this time was a step up. Amazing food, great atmosphere, knowledgeable staff. great experience as usual.

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IanI
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome menu and great staff,highly reccommend,will be returning soon

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Teejaay61
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Attentive service, good entrees and a superb shared main.
Adequate wine list. Would definitely go again if in the area.

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Kieran
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the high end best restaurant in Taranaki

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A bit on the pricey side, but the food is delicious.

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TeresaM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food and service. Recommended.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding along with the great service

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LouK
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening . Food was absolutely delicious.would highly recommended .

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GlendaP
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant, and better than ever. Such a Lea sure to get back to this great eating place. Food is fabulous. Say Aucklanders

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TheBandanaBard
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So great to be back at Social Kitchen. It never disappoints. I've fallen in love with their brussel sprouts - just don't tell the blue cheese gnocchi!!

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Puna
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waiter
Quick
Efficient
Great food
Always relaxed atmosphere
Never fails to deliver

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SharleneS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food great service very enjoyable would return again

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PeterJ
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Overall the food, service and staff were very helpful and professional and we enjoyed the meal an evening totally.l would highly recommend dining at the social kitchen to anyone that enjoys good food and service.

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TraceyP
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb food with a relaxed atmosphere. Great place for a celebration dinner or just catching up with friends

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NikkiD
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely helpful wait staff, very generous servings. They were happy to cater to dietary requirements and offer alternatives. A great meal out, would definitely recommend.

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A fun night out with good fiends with great food in eclectic surrounding, we enjoyed the experience. perhaps deserts could have be a bit more imaginative and diverse.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant place. First time but WON'T BE THE LAST!

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TatjanaM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small, delectable sharing menu, world class. Very good sangria, quick & discreet service.

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BhaveshL
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and great service. Would definitely return

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RossB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening out. Family loved it. Food was fantastic and service excellent.

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The staff were friendly an professional, the food tasted amazing and the atmosphere was fantastic. Other people were clearly enjoying themselves but it wasn't too noisy. Recommend the empanadas, fish fillets, crispy potatoes and the firecracker chicken. Definitely going to be a regular for us.

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LeahJ
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant- always consistent. Waiting staff excellent. See you soon

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BarbaraG
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

yummy food, unique decor.....good central location, recommend for a meal

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SariM
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you love healthy then here it is. All the dishes were great. Between two oud we had seared tuna broccoli green beans and salad. Perfect

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LeaLudo
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Excellent restaurant to discover kiwi gastronomy made with good quality products. The decoration is modern and original. We liked the jazz music and from the 80´s. We enjoyed very much the ribs, rump steak, peas and potatoes fried in marrow. We thought the empanadas were too dry (maybe it needs more vegetables in the stuffing or a little sauce aside) and the cocktails lacked of fragrance. The cheesecake was a bit too thick even though the lemon curd was savoury and the marshmallow cream delicious.

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LanceB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant after hearing many favourable reviews and we were not disappointed.
We had an enjoyable night.

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CodyS
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing. Service is fantastic and food is delicious!!

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Thedrawingroom32
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal at the Social Kitchen. Initially we were seated at a corner in the main restaurant, but when we requested to sit in the 'outdoor' area, it wasn't a problem and the waitress was really friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Food that I wouldn't cook at home which makes going out worthwhile. Lots of really special vegetable dishes. The wine was excellent too. The service was friendly despite it obviously being a busy busy night. We run a bnb and I am always recommending people come to The Social Kitchen for dinner, so it was nice to enjoy a night here myself. It didn't disappoint and I can now continue to recommend my guests to book a table with renewed vigour! My husband has even suggested we go for dinner again asap.

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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bomb, great flavours, definitely recommend. Will come again

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LorellinS
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and service. I highly recommend the carpaccio. Ceviche was nice but lacking a little hit of citrus. Beef cheek was tasty and we had it with the broccoli side which was also tasty. We paid $125 for dinner and 3 drinks for 2 people.

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Diana
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent as always. Food was delicious and the service was attentive with humour.

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Social Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.

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