Go back The Lights are about to go on…..

The Lights are about to go on…..


Pukekura Park is a hive of activity as the amazing team @ TSB Festival of Lights put the finishing touches on this year’s festival.  If you haven’t already check out the incredible line up of events, music and plan your route to ensure you see all of the new light fixtures.

All of that planning and prep is bound to make you a bit hungry/thirsty and we have just the line up of local hotspots.  Whether you want to get dressed up and have a date night, or enjoy the comfort of friends in a relaxed environment, we have amazing choices for you….

(Photo courtesy of Mike’s Brewery & Bistro)


The beauty of these choices is that you can easily experience them on any scale, whether a beautiful 3 course meal, or lengthy experience, or just pop in for a drink and quick plate…the choice is yours but they are simply beautiful:

The Lobby @ The Nice Hotel:  An amazing combination of a stylish New York style bar, sumptuous dining room and a gorgeous outdoor patio garden, a perfect spot to enjoy some gorgeous food and drinks and amazing ambiance…..

Meat and Liquor Steakhouse:  Once you walk up the stairs and enter the gorgeous dining room you know you’re in for something special.  Prime cuts, hand picked by the chefs and dry aged…grab a drink and settle in for an experience!

The Orangery @ The Plymouth Hotel:  One word – Flambé!  Cooked table side by one of their amazing staff.  A recent NZ Beef and Lamb award winner will provide a night to remember!

Social Kitchen:  Exuding character and charm, and celebrating a social occasion and shared dining – this local spot is a true winner.  A stylish night awaits you!

An intimate setting and a seasonal, locally sourced menu awaits you at Fork N Knife. Truly memorable!


Behind Escape Coffee is an area of food trucks that is truly a hidden gem of New Plymouth.  The anchor is Gamma Rays, creating amazing burgers and sides.  The 2019 Feast Festival best Burger Winner!

Peggy Gordon’s Celtic Bar and Bistro or simply “Peggy’s” to locals is a New Plymouth institution.  A true local gem, and go-to place for a meal, drinks, and live music.

Arizona:  Beautiful burgers, amazing salads – honest food that will keep you well fueled for a night at the lights!

Mike’s Brewery & Bistro:  Award winning brews from the first craft brewer in New Zealand…beautiful meals and huge craft beer selection.

No matter the choice they will all set you up for an amazing night at the lights!