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The Good Home

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21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4740
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (19 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 180 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a busy place....the size of the steaks still sizzling on the plates is amazing, the presentation of the food, the staff all above expectations and will definately be dining there again.

Thank Louise V
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Louise, Many thanks for the 5-star review and wonderful comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself and can't wait to see you again soon. All the best from The Good Home team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a nice cosy table by the fire on a cold day, friendly, knowlegeable staff. The vege pizza was delicious and huge . Leftovers for lunch.

Thank Andysafrica11
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andy, Many thanks for the 4-star review and the nice comments. We are glad you enjoyed the pizza and the warm fire. We hope you can come back another day. Kind regards The Good Home Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit confusing upon entry as there was no one to greet or seat us so went and asked the guys at the bar who were helpful. It was very busy but the food still came out quickly. One of the only restaurants where the...More

Thank Jea M
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Many thanks for the great review and nice comments. Thanks for the feedback about greeting people. We will discuss that at our next staff meeting and see how we can get better at it. Hope to see you again soon. The Good Home Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Friday night special Fish & Chips was very good with the best crispy batter I've had. The roast pumpkin salad was also very tasty. It was a pleasant atmosphere for an early meal before going to a show. I've also been here just for...More

Thank AmershamP
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Many thanks for the good review and positive comments. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again soon. From the team at The Good Home

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Always great for a casual drink and dining!! Outdoor area is a little sun trap! They do really good platters and pizzas. Has a cosy nook with comfy seating. It's also a family friendly bar and restaurant.

Thank Broniep
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi, Many thanks for the great comments and positive review. We are glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again soon. The Good Home Team

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Thank you Good Home - we were there for a family birthday and the restaurant made it that extra bit special by bringing out a birthday dessert for the birthday girl. We all thought it made the night a special occasion.

Thank glenc0e
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi, Many thanks for the review and the comments. It is good to read that the staff helped to make it such a great occasion for the birthday girl. Looking forward to seeing you all back again soon. Kind regards The Good Home Team

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Cheap dinner out with friends. Goid drink selection. Foid nothibg special but good value for mibey and the service was prompt and friendly recommended for a liw key dining experience that won't break the bank.

Thank swampykevin
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi, Many thanks for the review and comments. We are glad you found the food good value for money and the staff provided good service. Hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards The Good Home Team

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Went for a luncheon with 9 others but the meal was most disappointing. I had a grilled chicken burger $19.95 which consisted of a plain white burger bun, a small piece of overcooked dry grilled chicken, a fried egg and a lettuce leaf with mayo....More

Thank vomo2i
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review. We take all feedback seriously and will be discussing your comments with our kitchen staff. This certainly doesn't sound like we have performed to the expectations we expect of ourselves. Please accept...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Wow the good homes food has really gone down hill. Everything was less than mediocre, pizza terrible, chips over cooked, kids meals were gross. Bland, flavorless and rushed. Will not be returning for food that's for sure!More

Thank familyfuntimes2015
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home in New Plymouth. We have had a lot of positive comments about our food lately but we clearly didn't get it right for you and your family that day. We take all feedback...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Today my partner and I went here for lunch as we have often done as the food and service has been great ( that's why we keep coming back) We were sitting there just about at the entrance and this women who was sitting outside...More

Thank Mary N
Sam S, Manager at The Good Home, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi Mary, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Good Home. We appreciate all feedback as it helps us to improve. I have checked with the staff, and the dogs normally stay out on the deck but they tell me she bought them...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$62
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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