Taranaki Must Eats & Drinks

There are many great spots in Taranaki to wine and dine, grab a quick meal, sit with a coffee or catch up over a drink. The locals recommend the following:

Restaurants

Book a table and dine out at one of the region’s favourite restaurants or bistros.

Andre’s L‘Escargot
French café style restaurant. 37-41 Brougham St, New Plymouth. 06 758 4812

Arborio
Italian inspired bistro menu. Puke Ariki, 65 St Aubyn St, New Plymouth. 06 759 1241

Gusto
A-la-carte menu right on the water. Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth. 06 759 8133

India Today
Traditional Indian tandoor restaurant. 40 Devon St East, New Plymouth. 06 769 9117

Marbles Buffet
Fabulous family-friendly dining with an impressive buffet. 390 Devon St East, New Plymouth. 06 759 9099

Salt
The a-la-carte menu rivals the great views from this chic waterfront eaterie. 1 Egmont St, New Plymouth. 06 769 5304

Stratford Mountain House
Dine in a truly unique location on the mountain. Pembroke Rd, Stratford. 06 765 6100

Sushi Ninja
Fresh rolled sushi, bento, donburi and more. 89 Devon St East, New Plymouth. 06 759 1392

Table
Luxurious decor accompany an extensive wine list and seasonal menu. 71 Brougham St, New Plymouth. 06 758 6423

The Good Home
Seven unique spaces to dine in this popular pub and bistro. 21 Ariki St, New Plymouth. 06 758 4740

 

Cafés

We love our cafés in Taranaki – here are our favourite spots for a coffee and a catch up.

Bach on Breakwater
Extensive menu, gluten free options and a seaside local.
Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth. 06 769 6967

Big Wave Café
Famous for its unique shape and deck chairs on the Coastal
Walkway. East End Reserve, Nobs Line, New Plymouth.
027 305 7035

Café Lahar
Quirky little spot on the Surf Highway popular with the beach
crowd. 64 Carthew St, Okato. 06 752 4865

Chaos
Huge cabinet selection, famous hot chocolate, and fun décor.
36 Brougham St, New Plymouth. 06 759 8080

Elixir
Trendy Kiwi inspired menu in the centre of town.
117 Devon St East, New Plymouth. 06 769 9020

MacFarlane’s Caffe
A trend-setting café with a legendary brunch menu.
1 Kelly St, Inglewood. 06 756 6665

Ozone Bean Store
A coffee lover’s dream; straight from the on-site roastery.
47a King St, New Plymouth. 06 757 5404

Petit Paris
French style patisserie, décor and menu.
34 Currie St, New Plymouth. 06 759 0398

Pukekura Park Tea House
Historic and iconic, high tea with a great view.
Pukekura Park, Liardet St, New Plymouth. 06 758 7205

Sugar Juice Café
Big flavour, big menu, bright décor.
42-44 Tasman St, Opunake. 06 761 7062

 

Bars

Fancy a drink? Here are the region’s favourite watering holes.

Crowded House
Enjoy the atmosphere or watch a game at this vibrant sports bar. 93-99 Devon St East, New Plymouth. 06 759 4921

Frederic’s
Popular with the after work crowd ‘Fred’s’ is cosy and welcoming. 34 Egmont St, New Plymouth. 06 759 1227

Midhirst Tavern
A small town local with lots of character. 3158 Mountain Rd, Midhurst. 06 762 8530

Mike’s Brewery
New Zealand’s oldest organic brewery with a huge range of craft beers. 487 Mokau Rd, RD44, Urenui. 0508 464 537

Our Place
Cool and stylish, grab a booth or a couch and chill. 75 Devon St East, New Plymouth. 06 758 8444

Peggy Gordon’s
A quirky Irish bar run by a Scotsman – how Irish is that? 58 Egmont St, New Plymouth. 06 758 8561

Snug Lounge
A very stylish lounge bar in an iconic venue. 124 Devon St West, New Plymouth. 06 757 9130

Stumble Inn
This suburban spot has a great deck and lots of charm. 198 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth. 06 757 9973

The Mayfair
Spacious and stylish, this old theatre has vintage cool. 69 Devon St West, New Plymouth. 06 759 2088

Whangamomona Hotel
A little bit legendary, this two storied pub has a local brew on tap. 6018 Ohura Rd, Whangamomona. 06 762 5823

 

Takeaways


Want to grab a quick bite or treat? Check out these favourites.

Arizona Burger Bar
Late night burger bar (say no more). 91 Devon St West, New Plymouth. 06 769 5222

Blow Fish Takeaways
Fish and chips, Chinese and more. 406 St Aubyn St, New Plymouth. 06 759 1314

Burger Fuel
Big tasty burgers and malted shakes. 66 Elliot St, New Plymouth. 06 769 9102

Davey’s Patch
Pizzas are the name of the game. 147 High St, Eltham. 06 764 8747

Gelato Café
Award winning hand-crafted ice-creams and sorbets. Cnr High and Regent St, Hawera. 06 278 6905

Groper Fish & Chips
Fresh fish and chips cooked to perfection. 168 Broadway North, Stratford. 06 765 6855

Iona Dairy
Enjoy super-sized ice creams in all your favourite flavours. 204 St Aubyn St, New Plymouth. 06 758 0265

Numero Uno Pizzas
Big menu, big pizza, big flavours! 483 Devon St East, New Plymouth. 06 759 0005

Piccolo Morso
Grab a homemade pie, roll, bread or sweet treat from this great little bakery. 573 Devon St East, New Plymouth. 06 759 1400

Snappers in Strandon
Fish and chips with good old fashioned service. 497 Devon St East, New Plymouth. 06 758 9540

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