Go back Feast well with TSB Festival of Lights…

Feast well with TSB Festival of Lights…

The TSB Festival of Lights is a highlight of the year for Taranaki…and we can’t wait this year to see the new light fixtures, make plans to gather with friends and family, listen to some incredible music and celebrate this amazing place.

A celebration wouldn’t be complete without great food…and we are spoilt for choice here with a fabulous array of restaurants, bars, cafes, breweries and food producers.

Today we will take you through local favourites and new additions to our vibrant hospitality scene.  Check back with us as we help you choose your perfect accompaniment to your FOL experience!

(Photo courtesy Arborio Restaurant Cafe & Bar)


There are so many – and if you ask any local, they will have their go-to top three…this is just a snip-it of the local scene and we’d love to hear about yours in the comments…

White Hart Building: this iconic, renovated building with covered courtyard hosts 4 local hotspots.  It is a place to gather  – and is right across from the other local icon, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre.  Snug Loungea Japanese inspired cocktail lounge, The Public Catering Company:  beautiful coffee, cafe, donuts, gelato, breads and bagels. Ms White: wood fired pizzas and craft beer, Itch Wine Bar: a bespoke wine and cocktail experience.

Just around the corner…

Arborio Restaurant Cafe and Bar: outstanding sea views, warm and genuine service, welcoming decor and tasty, generous fare.

Elixir Cafe: dedicated baristas committed to coffee greatness. Locally sourced, sustainable and free range products.

Sushi Ninja:  not just a Japanese dining experience but also a cultural experience


Someday Cafe:  beautiful stylish cafe, fresh food


Popping up…quickly becoming local favourites!

The Rooftop Bar & Restaurant:  enjoy a relaxing drink or meal with views of the Taranaki coastline.

Seletar:  Singaporean cuisine in a modern and stylish environment.

State Pasta: fresh, hand-made pasta – born from a love of fresh ingredients and simple, food made with care.


Upside Down Eatery:  modern, fresh, free range, sustainable, with a healthy approach