Open 7 days: Midday-late
CALL: (06) 757 2711





The social kitchen is A comfortable bistro which celebrates a social occasion and shared dining

Situated in the former Salvation Army Citadel, the Social Kitchen's cosy environment surrounds you with character and charm. The use of a Mibrasa charcoal oven allows our chefs the ability to cook with authenticity which retains the natural flavours. 

Our food is made to share and be enjoyed by all.



06 757 2711


40 Powderham Street
New Plymouth
New Zealand


Mon-Sun Midday–late

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Online Bookings

Online bookings are subject to availability, please use the form to book online. Online bookings close at 3pm daily. If your have a group of 11 or more please phone the restaurant to make a booking. 


PHONE (06) 7572711

-- Bookings Policy --

Big groups: if your party is proving popular you might like us to choose a fixed price per head, our family style menu will keep the food and conversation flowing, otherwise ask one of us to order for your group. Lucky us, we’ve tried and tasted it all and know what’s great and will work for a group.

Things change: if extras want to join in or friends aren’t up for the occasion let us know so we can be ready, were small and popular so the number you book for is the number we need to charge for *

Cancellations: if you need to cancel your booking or reduce your numbers, sniff sniff, please send us a message the day before

Running late: if its more than the usual 15 minutes let us know so that we can keep other socialites away from your table.

*Charged amount is calculated at the average spend per head in your group, we're sure your good mates wont let you down. 

Whatever the occasion we will do everything we can to make it a social pleasure



Our core values for doing business together

  • We applaud making a financial contribution to society, our people and our communities. We make the world a better place.

  • We do the right things the right way.

  • Good business starts with the business of looking after ourselves and each other.

  • We don’t dodge the truth. 

  • Our words mirror our actions.

  • Our hospitality is thoughtful, gracious and personable.

  • This year is our best year yet.  Next year is better; better in every way—empowered teams and loyal customers.

  • We are empathetic. We have mettle. We take ownership for the ups and for the downs.  We don’t pass blame; we approach every result as a challenge to grow. We’re never too proud to change tact.