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“Comfortable”

Treehouse Bar & Bistro
Ranked #42 of 170 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$37
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Treehouse sits just outside the hustle and bustle of the city and provides a full a la carte menu as well as a fully licensed bar, NZCT gaming room, full HD tvs, pool tables and fantastic outdoor dining areas. With ample off street parking The Treehouse is fast becoming the place to be offering fantastic, friendly, personal service. we're open 7 days a week so come on in and let us look after you. We'll always remember your name!
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Comfortable”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a dinner, shared with out-of-town friends and found the premises cosy and warm (an open fire).
Service was OK and unobtrusive. The menu and blackboard specials offered a reasonable selection, and prices for starters and entrees good, but for the mains a bit on the high side.
We had a selection of many of the offerings and the best deal was the hamburgers which were a good enjoyable meal. The mains, pork, lamb cutlets and steaks were overpriced for what we got, poorly presented and cooked. Disappointing, to say the least. The deserts were lovely and a great selection.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank JohnMarion H
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SheltonTreehouse, Owner at Treehouse Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Hi John,
Firstly, thank you for the honest feedback on your experience at our home away from home. We really do appreciate your comments and the time taken to critique our establishment as this assists us greatly in improving services across the business. We are really pleased that you enjoyed our extensive dessert and snack range. We always aspire to provide 'made from scratch', organic well produced fare across all of our menu items. We are however disappointed that your main meals haven't been received as anticipated. As we are unsure which night you have dined with us, we are unable to speak directly with the chefs on duty for that shift, but are following this up with all staff members in order to rectify the situation. In regards to cost, we believe a median price range of $26-$32 for our well portioned main meals is a fair and reasonable restaurant rate for the high quality and brand of product sourced through the restaurant side of the business. Having said this, presentation and portion size may very well have been wrongly adjusted on the night in question therefore lowering the value of your meals. As stated previously, we will be following this up with staff at our end and hope that we have the opportunity of catering for you again in the near future. This time at the highest level of standards we have set in this area.
Kindest regards
Treehouse management
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“busy, buzzy bar, serving great food”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

A relaxed environment, serving delicious big plates of food. It gets busy in the evenings, so a wait is sometimes to be expected when ordering food.Great selection to choose from on their menu.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Martina M
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great vege burger”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

I had lunch here with friends, we sat outside and it was a very chilled atmosphere. I had the vege burger which has a portobello mushroom for a pattie and a blue cheese sauce - YUM. My husband had the lamb shank burger and said it was really good too.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Steph J
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Best food between New Plymouth and Opunake”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The Tree House Bar and Restaurant has maintained a very high standard over a number of years now. Despite not being in the centre of NP it remains a very popular venue when similar businesses in other suburbs have failed. I've never had a poor culinary experience there; recently, the seafood chowder was one of the best I've ever eaten. Possibly a little dearer for similar menu items in town but definitely worth the extra couple of dollars. Ideal stop off point for travellers doing the coastal route going south from NP. With a 'log cabin' appearance and a huge open fire for winter, it provides masses of off-street parking, a large covered area for smokers and a great outside area for warmer days. There's enough TVs to satisfy all tastes, a pool area and a separate gaming area; and more than enough space to cater for all entertainments without noise encroachment.
My only criticism was the initial smell on entering - think they could do with getting the carpets cleaned!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Carol O
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice neighbourhood pub”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

excellent food, helpful staff. we dined here twice on a recent trip to New Plymouth as it was very close to where we staying. Nice comfortable atmosphere - perfect for casual dining

Visited March 2014
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Thank ci_bach_10
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