About Mike's Bistro

Welcome to Mike’s Bistro, where we offer New Plymouth’s premier social dining experience. Our menu showcases hearty meals and intriguing global bites, complemented by the town’s most extensive selection of Craft Beer Taps, alongside a curated wine list, inventive cocktails, and a range of aromatic coffees.

Established by founder Mike Johnson in 1989 as a craft brewery in Urenui, the Trigg family took the reins in 2007. They soon introduced the now-famous seafood chowder and launched the inaugural Mike’s Oktoberfest, a tradition that still thrives today.

Since 2018, the Trigg family has proudly owned and operated our central location.

We’re committed to creating a welcoming environment with personal touches throughout, firmly establishing ourselves in the heart of the New Plymouth dining community.

Join us at Mike’s Bistro, where we blend decades of tradition with a modern dining experience. Our mission is to serve you not just a meal, but an unforgettable culinary journey, crafted with care and genuine hospitality. Our family invites your family to join us for a meal, we’ll look after you.

Group Bookings

From 10 to 200 guests. Our several different options for group bookings include a la carte dining, set menus, buffets and casual nibbbles boards. We can offer segregated areas or for larger groups we can offer you exclusive use of the venue. We have a permanent stage with lighting and audio equipment and can arrange musicians or a band.


No steak knife needed; tender and cooked perfectly.


Great food good spices and presentation. Highly recommended and enjoyable


bloody awesome service. The tablet made it so easy to order.


Staff are lovely and friendly. Great atmosphere. Well worth a visit 😁😁


Awesome gluten free menu options.


Lovely meals. Good wait times. Love the electronic ordering!


Best coffee for miles around



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Address: 186 Devon Street East, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310

Phone: 027 333 0215

Email: bistro@mikesbeer.co.nz


Tuesday: 16:00 to 21:00

Wednesday: 16:00 to 21:00

Thursday: 16:00 to 23:45

Friday: 16:00 to 22:00

Saturday: 11:00 to 23:00

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We’re taking a short break before moving to a new location.

Thanks for all the support that we’ve had from the community over the past 5 1/2 years, it’s been one heck of a ride.
Watch this space to see where we’re going to pop up. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience, but hope to be able to make it up to you soon.