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The Good Home

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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fairly simple fare but good quality, served quickly by attentive waiting staff. Different specials each night represent very good value. Close to town centre and the seafront where you can walk off the extra calories afterwards.

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Thank bhtripadv
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was fine, but was extremely surprised to find another patrons two large greyhound dogs set up on dog beds infront of the restaurant toilets, the dogs were clearly pets and not guide dogs. Not cool.

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

Hi Sandra, Many thanks for your feedback. Having dogs inside was a bit unusual but we made an exception for one of our regular customers whom we know well. Dogs are usually allowed on the outside deck area but due to the wet weather we didn't think it would be fair to tell the customer to eat out there. And... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the loveliest steak I've had in a veryyy long time. Ordered extra sides because there are too many delicious options! Managers are hilarious and as usual the atmosphere is spot on. Thanks team!

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Thank nerinek2016
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to write the great review. We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience and the steak was excellent. We hope to see you back again soon. All the best The Good Home Team More 

Vienna, Austria
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 9 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 7 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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49 reviews
26 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 5 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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46 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$60
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, 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, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?