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.

If your booking is prior to 7pm you will have your table for a full two hours from your booking time.

If your booking is after 7.30pm we welcome you to enjoy your table for the rest of the night.

If you have a group of eight or more please phone the restaurant to make a booking.


PHONE (06) 7572711

-- Bookings Policy --

Big groups: If your party is proving popular and you have eight or more guests we offer you the choice of one of our three set menus. Our shared family style menu will keep the food and conversation flowing. Lucky us, we’ve tried and tasted it all and know what’s great and will work for a group. All we need from you is confirmation of your numbers (as this is the amount you will be charged for on the night) and to let us know if any guests in your group have dietary requirements.

Things change: If extras want to join in or friends aren’t up for the occasion please be in touch with us so we can be ready and alter your booking number, we are 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 give us a call the day before.

Running late: We are only able to hold your table for 15 minutes, if you are going to be late please let us know so we can keep other socialites away from your table.

*Charged amount for a group is based on the set menu price per person. We’re sure your mates won’t 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.