Social Kitchen

4.7
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410 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 410 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 of us attended the Social Kitchen for a christmas staff lunch. It was perfect for the occassion. We shared all the dishes so this enhanced the inclusion of everyone in the conversation. We had one vegetarian and it was easy to cater for all with all the dishes.

JP
New Zealand
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fabulous place for a business lunch, great attentive service and amazing food and drink

AC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great time at Social Kitchen. The food is consistently great and I love that they have seasonal variety. A great place to eat with new and old friends alike!

CW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time we had been to social kitchen and totally loved it

BR
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good service and food and wine were very good

HO
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time at Social Kitchen so didn't know what to expect. The waitresses were very attentive, the food was delicious and was served up very quickly. We enjoyed our experience there.

C
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Social Kitchen is not cheap but well worth going there. If you see this restaurant as "on special occasions" because of the price then I would suggest going with a group of close friends (6 is a great number) as then you get to try a variety of different dishes. My favourites are the firecracker chicken and the pork belly.

CW
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, as always, but a better wine selection would be appreciated.

A
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection!! Everything was delicious. Thank you!!

A
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

On arrival we were treated quite curtly. Our waitress was pleasant enough. The Prawns, corn and black beans entree was fabulous but the lamb main course, though tasty, was uninteresting... just a dish of shredded meat. The salad caprese completely lacked seasoning (and no salt and pepper on offer at the table). No offer was made to us when we finished the main... dessert..? coffee...? We were there for quite a while after the meal but no offer was made.... so we finished our day out elsewhere. I was disappointed. I brought a visiting friend especially to enjoy a special place. Sadly it didn't live up to my previous visit to Social Kitchen.

VB
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Very friendly staff and great fit out and ambience.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Smallish and noisy, but great food and service. You HAVE to try the heirloom tomato, ricotta and basil salad.

JS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. Consistently great food, ambience, and service.

MG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic :) thanks to everyone.... Would Definately recommend to friends & will be back soon...

E
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food and good size portions. Friendly efficient staff.

CW
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it we need a restaurant like this is Tauranga

s
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding- great service and friendly staff- food and drinks were amazing- you could think of adding one more vegetarian option to entree and main as options were limited. Sides were fantastic
Juno gin was superb!

RK
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it all, been lots. We keep coming back, very nice food.

GK
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were greeted by a very friendly maitre d, who immediately showed us to our table in a very busy Friday night restaurant. The wait person was also very friendly, helpful in what she thought we should consider when ordering, and informative. It was very busy, but the wait person was attentive, and struck the right balance when taking our orders. She asked us if everything was OK after delivering our main courses. There were five of us, and the emphasis was on plates we could all share. This was a novel approach, but one that worked for our group. A very nice dining experience. Thank you.

RB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, great atmosphere and awesome service

DF
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always. Service and good consistently good.

MB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with beautiful food and helpful, friendly staff. Loved the idea of sharing delicious plates. The "big plate" lamb was to die for. The accompanying side dishes were yum as well, as were the entrees and desserts. The cocktails were great - loved the names! The quirky decor was cool. Overall, a fantastic place for us Wellington tourists to go to on our last night in Taranaki.

S
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food - we probably ordered one dish too many though. The wines went well with the food . Attentive service (which is a good thing). If you come to Social Kitchen you need to be prepared to spend more than you ususally would on a night out but in saying that it was amazing !

JV
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Would go back anytime I'm next in NP. Innovative, delicious and healthy, we shared 2 dishes and it was plenty for 2.

BL
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Food and service! Always love dining here! Will 100% be back again for more.

MT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting menu, done well. Excellent service and wine knowledge. Would definitely recommend and will go again ourselves.

R
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely evening. The charcoal Marguerita was to die for. I was very impressed with our waitress (Courtney) explaining the menu, and making sure we didn't over-order because the servings were quite large.

I would definitely recommend this place to anybody visiting New Plymouth.

GN
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this place was very memorable. great service and amazing food. i'd move to NP for it!

MC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, very tasty and well worth the money spent. A wonderful evening, attentive staff and a great night out. Thank you

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We love to bring visitors to SK and our last visit was generally an awesome experience.
The beef brisket was fantastic as were our sides and dessert but we were not fans of the pork, it was very fatty and unevenly sliced, the crackling, however, was delicious

AF
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prompt service. Delicious food. I can always rely on social kitchen for a delicious meal and a great night out.

HF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Great food , ambience and stuff. Absolute must dinner.

LG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great recommendation from a colleague. Beautiful food. Excellent surroundings. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff.

JF
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and very nice ambience - the food was very good value for money - will definately be back

JP
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

awesome !! always love going to Social Kitchen. Service is brilliant, food is amazing.

B
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, fast service! Will be recommending :)

C
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

Stunning food and friendly service. Really glad I didn’t see the skinned pigs heads hanging on butcher’s hooks until after I’d eaten, though! Seriously? In the dining room? Gross!

HG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent dining experience. My go-to venue when I have visitors from out-of-town. Food is always delicious and service was polite, accurate and attentive. My favourite restaurant in New Plymouth.

ST
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great! And value too! Ribs and Firecracker chicken mmmmmm!

OT
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to take out our out of town guests who were just as amazed as we were ! Thank you Social Kitchen