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The Good Home

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, Healthy, Gastropub, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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21 Ariki Street | Central City, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4740
09:30 - 02:00
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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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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i visited the establishment some time ago now but always remembered how friendly and relaxed it was. Loved the atmosphere and just the ambiance of the place. The meals are so homely but also show a style that i have remembered. My mother and partner loved it there and i can see why. It is run by a lovely family... More 

Thank Cas011
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were in New Plymouth for a short break and discovered this restaurant/pub whilst walking past and observing the crowd at lunch-time on a public holiday. Furthermore, we noticed they had a special of the day, and being Friday today's special was fish and chips - $15. We were not hungry when we finished! The fish and... More 

Thank WellingtonChris10
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our food here while staff were friendly. Loved the stone grill fillet selection and the variety of tap beer they have

Thank Torsten S
New Zealand
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My parents took us here as they had eaten here the night before and loved it. Our waiter ruined what may have been an enjoyable experience. We initially were seated at a high table by patio, where our orders were taken, but all felt cold so I enquired if we could move to another table further inside. Our Waiter said... More 

Thank Maselliott
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time dining at The Good Home and just as enjoyable as our first visit. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive and very knowledgeable about gluten free options. My husband had the lamb shank pie and raved about it!

Thank Lynette B
Alexandra Headland, Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, friendly and helpful service and lots of spaces to choose from, both indoors and out. Fillet steak was near perfect in quality and preparation and the prawn risotto was perfectly done.

Thank Greg H
Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of nooks and crannies to sit in - whether it's at the bar, in a cosy corner or on the deck. Staff were very helpful creating an off-menu vegetarian burger for me. Other vegetarian options include pizza and a beetroot salad. Their cocktails are very tasty too.

Thank Fiona V
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A group of 4 ladies called into the good home as a friend of ours and her daughter were heading back to England, and last time she was over she enjoyed her meal there. Well unfortunately a hot pot of gravy was split over a friend. It was an accident we do know, but however it was the conversation than... More 

Thank Fonziex4
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Visited The Good Home last year when visiting New Plymouth from the uk, had a lovely meal and was looking forward to repeating the experience with friends on the last night of my short stay. Great, Hot Stone steak was on special so 3 of the party ordered it. Drinks order taken and they came quickly and we're followed shortly... More 

3 Thank Lynne Smith F
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stayed at the Brougham Heights Hotel which is a hotel where The Good Home deliver food right to your door. The food was lovely and the service was super quick. Would highly recommend

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

Hi Thierry, Many thanks for the nice comments. We are glad to hear that we provided great food and service. Hope to have you back as a customer again soon. All the best, The Good Home Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$61
New Zealand, Bar, Healthy, Gastropub, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 02:00
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?