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The Good Home

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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4740
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:00 - 12:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 02:00
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Vienna, Austria
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I have eaten here a few times and was always happy with my choice. This time I went with a friend who is a burger-fan. The place is not a burger place, but the burgers were delicious. Even having the ban crushing was not a problem, unless you consider crumbs being a problem :) Service was quick. ...and guess what,... More 

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Thank Shavlick
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Shavlick, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a great review. We do work hard to provide the best burgers around and so it is great to hear you and your friend enjoyed them. Hopefully we will see you again soon. All the best The Team from The Good Home More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Love this place. Central location with indoor or sheltered outdoor seating. Very friendly staff and excellent range of food and beverages. Cheap daily deals. Definitely a favourite for lunch in the city.

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Thank Akkadian
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Akkadian, Thanks for taking the time to write a review about The Good Home. We are happy you find The Good Home a favourite place to eat at. Hope to see you again soon. All the best from The Good Home Team More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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259 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Had a fabulous lunch at this place. sat with a view of the weir - loved watching the ducks floating over the weir. Prompt service and really friendly. Tasty meal

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Thank dippy_sal
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for the great review. I have to agree, it is very pleasant sitting out on the deck on a nice day watching the ducks. All the best The Team from the Good Home More 

Morrinsville, New Zealand
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Nice street appeal but that was where it ended. Woefully understaffed for half full numbers. 40minutes for our drink order to arrive and only after we asked how long it would be. 2 hours for the mains which was ridiculous. What's more they were pretty average in terms of what was presented and in taste. 3 staff - one sweet... More 

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Thank aidsnang
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Aidsnang, Many thanks for the review, however I think you may have reviewed the wrong 'The Good Home'. You have reviewed the New Plymouth one and this doesn't make any sense to us as we don't have low coffee tables and can never remember a 2-hour wait for mains. Can you please change it to the correct Good Home... More 

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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Busy popular place to eat in town both lunch and dinner was pleasing. There were several choices for my sister and I even though we seldom agree on cuisine. From the steak to ribs to vegetarian with ability to swap around carbs and vegetables as it suited. The indian waitress was friendly and efficient and drinks were refreshed with little... More 

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Thank leslee2012
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Leslee, Many thanks for taking the time to review our establishment. We are glad that the food was tasty and the waitress did a good job. We are going to review the process we use for the water to work out where the taste comes from. We apologise sincerely for that. We are also going to see what cleaning... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a gathering for a birthday, 38 people in the private soundproof dining room, that can cater for 45. Shannon, the event manager was wonderful to deal with when selecting the menu. The food was generously proportioned and no one left hungry. Te meal were served in a timely manor and cooked to perfection. The location is great for... More 

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Thank jacqueline_mcd
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Jacqueline, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home. It is great to hear that Shannon and the team provided great service with good food for your birthday function. We will make sure to pass on your thanks to the team. All the best and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Good... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Wow, I'm impressed with value for money for these lunches. All of us on the table enjoyed our meals. I had the pork pulled taco's, had 3 for only $12.00. Attentive staff, meals a little slow (otherwise would have rated 5) but they were busy. Good wine list. Has outside and inside dining, happy calm puppies allowed outside and good... More 

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Thank LandJ66
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your comments and feedback. We appreciate the time you have taken to write the review. We are glad you enjoyed the meal and that you found it to be great value. All the best and we hope to see you again soon. The Good Home Team More 

Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

have only had drinks here been meaning to try the food . Staff are good and friendly like the indoor outdoor flow

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Thank Tania C
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Tania, Thanks for the positive comments about the staff and layout. Hopefully you can try the food soon. The new soft shelled, pulled pork Taco's for lunch are getting some great reviews at the moment. All the best The Good Home Team More 

1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Don't eat here!!!!!!!! This restaurant looks extremely appealing but don't be fooled and especially by the sign at the door that read 'kids menu and kids activities here.' Due to having a young family we do not get to eat out at all however when we saw this restaurant was quiet with only a few tables of people and the... More 

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Thank Nicole D
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Thanks for your feedback. It is very important for us to get accurate and quality feedback as it allows us to continuously improve. We have reviewed our camera footage to accurately determine your wait times so that some additional staff training can be the most effective to ensure mistakes don't happen in the future. We are sorry to... More 

Level Contributor
42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I've only been here twice, the first time was just an average visit but this second trip just secured the fact it's not the place to go for a good meal! We arrived, where given menus as we where finding a table to watch the 7's. We chose the table closest to the food pass in the kitchen. We waited... More 

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Thank Jamel O
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi Jamel, Thank you for your feedback. It is very important for us to get accurate and quality feedback as it allows us to continuously improve. We have discussed the points you raised with the chef concerned, the wait staff as well as other kitchen staff. We have also reviewed our camera footage to determine the best course of action... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$60
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 12:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:30 - 02:00
Saturday
09:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 4740
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?