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The Social - bar & restaurant

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, , Vegetarian Friendly
8 Kapiti Lights, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
+64 4-298 3955
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“pork belly” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
8 Kapiti Lights, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in after a walk with friends and really pleasantly surprised with warm welcome and helpful staff. Water was promptly delivered along with glasses and the menus clearly explained. We had the perfect delay before another smiling and helpful waitress took our orders. After a...More

Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Enjoyed a birthday dinner with family. The food was better than I thought as have had mixed reviews. My squid rings were good, the steak was delicious and made the way I wanted. With a coffee to finish. The rest of the family enjoyed theirs...More

Thank Ibrox66
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The social does quite good platters for large groups and also sells craft beers by the jug. This is really handy when you are shouting for a lot of people as you can just buy jugs of various beers and people (at your table) can...More

Thank JMBparaparaumu
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We used to eat here regularly as it’s a bit of a local for us. The service has always been good but the wait sometimes is ridiculous. The menu has changed recently too and it’s not good. The options were limited and at our last...More

Thank nel0not
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Because the Social is a local pub/restaurant, we were not expecting a fine dinning experience. We arrived early--around 5:30--on a Monday night and had the pleasure of watching the local trivia game. It was pretty cool for us Americans to learn more about New Zealand....More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great menu that's always being updated, love trying new things! Cheap weekday lunch options, nice outdoors & cosey indoors. Great for a meal with the family or a few drinks with friends.

Thank cfkendall
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Great atmosphere! The night started off well, and I have to highly recommend their ciabatta bread! -Hence the reason for 2 stars The mains ordered were sirloin steak, chicken burger, market fish, and fish and chips x 2. The fried chicken burger was tasty and...More

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Awesome range of beers, ciders and wines. Food absolutely delicious. Service awesome. Atmosphere great. Highly recommend for a good night out. Vegetarian friendly :-)

Thank Rachaell_Fox
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I have been to the Social several times as it is my local pub, this visit will be my last for a meal as it was very disappointing! I ordered the Steak medium rare at a cost of $30, the Steak was of very average...More

Thank rhutchings2016
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Bit expensive for a glass of beer but still enjoyed it. Nice outside area to sit. And Sky sports. Didn't try the food but what was being served to other customers looked very nice and well presented.

Thank Suzy F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Kapiti Lights, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Paraparaumu
  • Phone Number: +64 4-298 3955
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Description
Meet some friends for a drink after work, bring the family for a lovely meal or even book a table for a lunch meeting. If you’re looking for a great atmosphere, fantastic food and an extensive range of beers and drinks, then come on down to The Social. Enjoy fine food in one of our quiet areas, join in with the fun and conversations at one of our long sharing tables in the pub, or take time out by the fire relaxing in one of our comfy chairs, there really is something for everyone.Meet some friends for a drink after work, bring the family for a lovely meal or even book a table for a lunch meeting. If you’re looking for a great atmosphere, fantastic food and an extensive range of beers and drinks, then come on down to The Social. Enjoy fine food in one of our quiet areas, join in with the fun and conversations at one of our long sharing tables in the pub, or take time out by the fire relaxing in one of our comfy chairs, there really is something for everyone.
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