Restaurants

Top Choice Latin American in New Plymouth

Social Kitchen

Inside what was once the Salvation Army Citadel, this trendy restaurant is filled with neon charm and taxidermy. Hanging meat and pigs' heads are displayed like art, but you can avoid them in the courtyard strung wi…
Top Choice Modern NZ in New Plymouth

Monica's Eatery

Beside the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre, this all-day diner is homey despite its contemporary interior. Perhaps it's seeing handmade pappardelle lowered into bowls through the open kitchen, or the …
Cafe in New Plymouth

Federal Store

Super-popular and crammed with retro furniture, Federal conjures up a 1950s corner-store vibe. Switched-on staff in dinky headscarves take your coffee requests at the counter as you queue beneath colourful bunting, …
American in New Plymouth

Meat & Liquor

Follow the glow of red neon past Frederic's bar and up the stairs to the dining room, where tea towels replace napkins and butcher's paper sits in for tablecloths. Leave vegetarian pals at home and share 400g cuts o…
Pizza in New Plymouth

Ms White Pizza & Beer Garden

Sharing a fairy-light-draped courtyard with Snug Lounge, Ms White serves traditional wood-fired Italian pizza and more than 40 varieties of craft beer from an outdoor kitchen. Choose from pizza rosse bases with toma…
International in New Plymouth

Table

Worth visiting for a fancier dinner, Table at Nice Hotel consists of a lush dining space with opulent furniture, a New York–style bar (open 3pm until late) and an outdoor area complete with a fireplace. The menu tak…
Italian in New Plymouth

Portofino

Thick-accented Italian staff scream – or more accurately, gesture – authenticity at this discreet family-run restaurant. One of a dozen locations in the North Island, this stalwart has been keeping locals and travel…
Cafe in New Plymouth

Public Catering Co.

Another White Hart Precinct gem, this cafe is a front for a gourmet catering company. The cabinet flaunts doughnuts, pies and Reuben sandwiches, while hot meat rolls and the soup are winners on a cold day. There's o…
Cafe in New Plymouth

Bach on Breakwater

Constructed from weighty recycled timbers, this cool cafe-bistro in the Lee Breakwater precinct looks like an old sea chest washed up after a storm. The all-day brunch menu ranges from a vegan version of a big break…
Pub Food in New Plymouth

Frederic’s

Freddy’s is a happening gastro-bar with quirky interior design (rusty medieval chandeliers, peacock-feather wallpaper and religious icon paintings), serving tacos, burgers and heartier fare from a tick-the-box bar m…