Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #4 of 21 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty

Specialising in pizza, cocktails and brunch, Something and Social is the perfect spot to catch up with friends over a plate of something delicious.

The spacious interior is filled with lots of natural light with plenty of green leafy plants and paired back furniture, while the outdoor area provides a welcome breath of fresh air. Regular live music performances and a buzzing cocktail bar make for a super social, upbeat atmosphere.

Whether you’re in the mood for flash-fried calamari, a fresh tasting fattoush vegan salad or fancy pushing the boat out with a shredded lamb, Kransky sausage, chorizo and caramelised onion pizza all to yourself, there is something tasty here for everyone.

Drinks-wise, the wine and cocktail menu is extensive, complete with a 'mocktail' section for those taking it easy. Try the pineapple and kombucha mojito for an unusual take on the traditional favourite.

For good vibes and even better food, you need search no further than Something and Social.

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Something and Social
Shop RR206, Taurikura Drive,Tauriko
Tauranga 3110

Open Hours:
Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday - Sunday 9am - 10pm

Phone: 07 220 9995
Website: www.somethingandsocial.co.nz

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Ranked: #4 of 21 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty 4
Something and Social
Location: Tauranga
Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Suzanne-Richard Amos

Very enjoyable evening, lovely food, great service.

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Lovely food

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Richie Alexander

Great service and good food

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Maxine Gribble

Very attentative staff and meals cooked to perfection.

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Jillayne Boffa

The food was beautiful! A perfect evening to sit outside and dine. We had both the calamari and the haloumi followed by a 12 hour cooked lamb (you gotta try it!), fishnchips, and for dessert the chocolate delice (I'd come back just for that alone) and an apple crumble. We left very full and very content. Karl is a great host, we love chatting with him, and Sian the new hostess was so attentive. How lucky are we to have Something and Social just down the road from us! Roll on Summer

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琼 吴

lovely food and plating, lamb shoulder worth a try

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Paulette Le Gros

Entrees were delicious. I had the free range chicken meal, it was yum but could have done with some greens. The atmosphere was amazing, live singer was on point.

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Really enjoyed our dinner here. Buzzing atmosphere, delicious food and attentive (but not too much) staff. No rush to vacate quickly, we thoroughly relaxed and had a great night out. Really convenient to the Event cinema for afterwards as well.

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Lynley Faass

Two mains were excellent, Salmon fillet for me and Lamb shoulder for my gluten free friend. We were going to share a dessert but two out of four choices weren’t available so flagged it. (It was a quiet Mon night) Staff were lovely.

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Julie-Ann Finn

Something and Social was a great quick meal out. Service at the table was nice and chatty, which we appreciate. Had some good local knowledge and happy to share,
Our meal was nice. I really wanted a dessert but was too full - with the yummy main.
We will return

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Great food options, great service, most interesting drinks menu!
We put the pressure on because of a cinema time slot and they were great. Speedy service, friendly service and cost effective too. Thank you.

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Had an awesome night here last night. Service was fast and food was fantastic! Love the atmosphere and will be back again!

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Ange Seconi

Really enjoyed the lamb shoulder & apple crumble! Excellent meal, super friendly. Great spot to relax with glass of wine. Recommend

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Carolyn Mooney

Wonderful food - especially the steak! We had the shared platter for starters and that was great as well. The staff were warm and friendly, albeit slightly preoccupied with the Rugby World Cup.

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Jillayne Boffa

Our sirloin meals were delicious and the beetroot salad we ordered as a shared side was really delightful

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Yvonne Flett

It was the first time we’ve experienced FirstTable. The service was excellent,the food we thoroughly enjoyed the steak was done to perfection the fish also. We had a great evening the staff were most helpful. It won’t be to long before we go again to First Table. Thank you so much

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We had such a great experience we forgot to take photos! Highly recommended the Angus beef burger and banoffee cheesecake. Super friendly staff, will go again. Cheers guys!

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Anita Stokes

Nice food and great service! Great location too.

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Had a great time. Excellent food and good servings. Attentive and friendly service. We will be back! Cheers :-)

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Great food and atmosphere.

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Men, do you want to watch the rugby but promised the missus you would take her out on a date? Look no further, Something and Social had the game on the big screen, while enjoying their cheap 1L jug of beer (free upgrades on a Saturday night - what more could you ask for) the 12 hour lamb shoulder and sirloin was AMAZING and would definitely recommend, both cooked to perfection, along with the chocolate dolce and banoffee cheesecake to finish you off. Best meal we had in a long time, and will definitely be back. Staff were friendly, and such a good atmosphere inside. You won’t be disappointed!

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Hayley Mark

Food was awesome! Had the chicken bites and calamari and that was so good. It did take ages for the main to come out but we got the salmon and lamb which were also really good. Will definitely return :)

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Rose Stuart-Menzies

Walked in to a warm and welcoming restaurant with lovely decor and friendly staff. Enjoyed our meals with quiet background music that we could still have a conversation with!

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Suzanne-Richard Amos

Very enjoyable evening, lovely food, great service.

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Lovely food

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Richie Alexander

Great service and good food

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Good food Good service

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Lovely meal, and drinks. Staff were also very pleasant and friendly. They had music playing which was also an unexpected bonus. Highly recommend.

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Maxine Gribble

Very attentative staff and meals cooked to perfection.

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Jillayne Boffa

The food was beautiful! A perfect evening to sit outside and dine. We had both the calamari and the haloumi followed by a 12 hour cooked lamb (you gotta try it!), fishnchips, and for dessert the chocolate delice (I'd come back just for that alone) and an apple crumble. We left very full and very content. Karl is a great host, we love chatting with him, and Sian the new hostess was so attentive. How lucky are we to have Something and Social just down the road from us! Roll on Summer

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Geraldine Tawa

Staff were friendly and good at their job. The food was very nice, and came out quickly, but my husbands steak meal was cold. He still ate it but maybe watch the cooking times? Overall enjoyed it and would go back

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Denise Campbell

The only disappointing thing about our dining experience was that we had ordered a pizza bread entree to eat before our mains were to be served however we received our main meals and then the entree came out
Also 3 of us ordered desert and at first only 2 were presented with a wait of a few minutes (with no explanation) before the 3rd came out so we were left wondering had it been forgotten about, was it coming, there seemed a lack of communication between the kitchen staff and the young man that was waiting on our table
At the time we were the only customers eating in the restaurant side of the premises
Also at no time were we offered water for our table I had to ask for it
Overall I wouldn't rate our dining experience as great, it was ok

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Glenys Molloy

Food was great, just took a long time to get it.

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Francisco Conde Jr.

Food is just Ok, excellent customer service. Thanks again to First Table.

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A nice venue with friendly staff. Well priced with First table and Happy Hour drinks. Would love to see more healthy options with quality salads in the future.

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Drinks are good, but the food is not desirable, salmon and salad vegetable are not fresh at all,

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琼 吴

lovely food and plating, lamb shoulder worth a try

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Conor King

Good food, decent atmosphere. Service was a bit distracted with the game though. Awesome mocktails :)

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Paulette Le Gros

Entrees were delicious. I had the free range chicken meal, it was yum but could have done with some greens. The atmosphere was amazing, live singer was on point.

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Really enjoyed our dinner here. Buzzing atmosphere, delicious food and attentive (but not too much) staff. No rush to vacate quickly, we thoroughly relaxed and had a great night out. Really convenient to the Event cinema for afterwards as well.

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Lynley Faass

Two mains were excellent, Salmon fillet for me and Lamb shoulder for my gluten free friend. We were going to share a dessert but two out of four choices weren’t available so flagged it. (It was a quiet Mon night) Staff were lovely.

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We were looking forward to dining out here, but unfortunately it was a bit of a miss.

The Food

Overall, the food was quite tasty however there were a few issues that really let it down

1. We ordered two pizzas (the lamb and the prawn) both were VERY oily - the lamb especially. It wasn't just our pizza either - the table next to us actually called the manager over to complain about their pizza and we heard the words "disgusting" uttered. I wouldn't say the pizza was disgusting at all, but perhaps they can try and use less oil in the future.

2. The other two people in our party ordered the sirloin (the original choice of lamb shoulder was not available) Again, the food itself was tasty, but the mushrooms were cold, the steak lukewarm and the potatoes on one of the plates looked like the were the dregs of the deep fryer basket.

3. The entrees - Bread, Calamari, Chicken and Halloumi were all very good.

4. The desserts - the banoffie cheesecake and apple crumble were good. The chocolate delice was OK (I wouldn't call it a delice, but it was OK) the waffle cone was one small scoop of icecream in a waffle cone - perfectly acceptable if it weren't for the price of it.

The Service

This is where the wheels really fall off.

The young man who was our waiter (and I think the only waiter for the entire restaurant) was friendly and had a nice disposition, but that's the only positive thing we can say.

1. We had to ask for plates for our entrees

2. We had to wait 40 minutes after finishing our entrees for our mains

3. We had to wait another 40 minutes after finishing our mains before I managed to wave down the waiter to ask him to clear our plates and ask if we ordered dessert how long it would take. He then left for another 5 minutes to ascertain how long dessert would take if we ordered. When he came back and said it would be about 8 minutes we said that would be fine and we would like to order dessert, he asked what we'd like - forgetting he hadn't even given us menus!

4. Desserts came after about 10-15 minutes which was fine. In the meantime, our waiter cleared our dinner plates and dropped a sauce jar upside down, barely missing my jacket. It skidded out to land under the other unhappy diners next to us. They ended up cleaning up the mess from the floor and our table themselves!

5. When we went to pay we waited at the front desk for about 3-4 minutes before anyone came out to take our money - we actually just got up to leave because we figured that would get their attention!

We like to use First Table discount to assess a restaurant before adding it to our rotation of regularly visited places. Unfortunately we won't be coming back to Something & Social

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Julie-Ann Finn

Something and Social was a great quick meal out. Service at the table was nice and chatty, which we appreciate. Had some good local knowledge and happy to share,
Our meal was nice. I really wanted a dessert but was too full - with the yummy main.
We will return

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Lovely meal and great staff.
However, I ordered the salmon fillet with feta and watercress. The salmon came with neither. When the waiter asked the chef, he was informed there was no watercress today but he added some feta.
I would have thought the waiter should have been notified, told me when I ordered, and had a replacement for the watercress.
However, the meal was very nice.

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Great food options, great service, most interesting drinks menu!
We put the pressure on because of a cinema time slot and they were great. Speedy service, friendly service and cost effective too. Thank you.

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Had an awesome night here last night. Service was fast and food was fantastic! Love the atmosphere and will be back again!

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The service was very bad & the restaurant wasn't even busy. We had to wait for 1 1/2 hours for our meal! Luckily we were patient & took pity on the new waitress. The food was OK - got chips instead of potato skins & for the salmon dish, we got two small leaves of watercress???

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Ange Seconi

Really enjoyed the lamb shoulder & apple crumble! Excellent meal, super friendly. Great spot to relax with glass of wine. Recommend

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Carolyn Mooney

Wonderful food - especially the steak! We had the shared platter for starters and that was great as well. The staff were warm and friendly, albeit slightly preoccupied with the Rugby World Cup.

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Jillayne Boffa

Our sirloin meals were delicious and the beetroot salad we ordered as a shared side was really delightful

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Yvonne Flett

It was the first time we’ve experienced FirstTable. The service was excellent,the food we thoroughly enjoyed the steak was done to perfection the fish also. We had a great evening the staff were most helpful. It won’t be to long before we go again to First Table. Thank you so much

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We had such a great experience we forgot to take photos! Highly recommended the Angus beef burger and banoffee cheesecake. Super friendly staff, will go again. Cheers guys!

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Anita Stokes

Nice food and great service! Great location too.

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Enjoyable.

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Great place to sit relax and have a few drinks and food before heading to the movies. Enjoyed watching sport on the big screen.The place has a great feel about it , staff friendly and the food very tasty. They even have a happy hour if you get there early enough!

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Had a great meal
Lovely steaks for 3
Excellent services
Will return

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April Clark

Service was good nice surrounding but unfortunately the food was disappointing

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Had a great time. Excellent food and good servings. Attentive and friendly service. We will be back! Cheers :-)

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Wendy Ngamoki

A busy place so having first table booking was a bonus. Nice atmosphere but on floor staffing was lacking. Lovely food but felt it a bit pricey for the type of place. Overall nice and would go back.

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Great food and atmosphere.

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Rose Stuart-Menzies

We have dined here before, and we love the atmosphere, with good service and food! That's why we come back! :)

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Men, do you want to watch the rugby but promised the missus you would take her out on a date? Look no further, Something and Social had the game on the big screen, while enjoying their cheap 1L jug of beer (free upgrades on a Saturday night - what more could you ask for) the 12 hour lamb shoulder and sirloin was AMAZING and would definitely recommend, both cooked to perfection, along with the chocolate dolce and banoffee cheesecake to finish you off. Best meal we had in a long time, and will definitely be back. Staff were friendly, and such a good atmosphere inside. You won’t be disappointed!

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Sadie Boersema

Great atmosphere

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Hayley Mark

Food was awesome! Had the chicken bites and calamari and that was so good. It did take ages for the main to come out but we got the salmon and lamb which were also really good. Will definitely return :)

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Rawinia Terry

We ordered the steak medium rare and it came to us blue. The calamari was beautiful but was overpowered by the pepper that was put on at the end as garnish. I loved my salmon it was cooked beautifully. Service was great and we were greeted with a "kia ora" which was nice to hear and familiar. Would definitely go back as we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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Rose Stuart-Menzies

Walked in to a warm and welcoming restaurant with lovely decor and friendly staff. Enjoyed our meals with quiet background music that we could still have a conversation with!

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Rose Stuart-Menzies

Really nice experience! Food had a creative flair to it and tasted great. Music wasn't too loud, so you could still have a conversation! Really enjoyed it and would love to come back to try some other menu choices that sounded great!

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Delicious meals for us and the kids, nice relaxed atmosphere, colouring in for the kids to do while waiting for meals. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

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Amber Watson

Really yummy food, live music that was not too loud and being winter was not too cold inside either! Great overall experience :)

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Lynley Faass

Lovely meal last night, Calamari starter, one main of Market fish Tarakihi, delicious, another main of cured Salmon, probably not the best option on a freezing Winter night but nice all the same. Yummy dessert each, couldn’t fault them. Service was prompt, attentive and efficient, we will be back!

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Heather Parnell

Quite busy for so early in the night which was good to see. Good service throughout the meal. I really enjoyed my Mimosa Cocktail. Raspberry,lemon and Prosecco - delicious. Loved my main - the 12 hour lamb shoulder was melt in the mouth. My husband had a cold Beetroot infused Salmon Dish which he said was lovely and even though it was quite generous he would have enjoyed it more as an entree. Broccolini as a side dish with thinly sliced zucchini and almonds complemented our mains very well. The orange cheesecake was delicious although I like an actual crumb base with it. My husband had a Coconut/caramel icecream in a waffle cone which he enjoyed. Friendly, fun atmosphere.

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Jasmine Pearson

Food was beautifully/artistically presented. Particularly the meringue dessert. Waitress was lovely, friendly, welcoming, accommodating. Decor modern and comfortable. Would highly recommend to others. Don't be put off by the fact that this eatery is located within a shopping mall; the ambience is quite separate from other generic / chain eateries.

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Food was beautiful! Very out of the box thinking. The service however was lagging. Waitress seemed like she didn’t have a clue what she was doing. Maybe it’s new restaurant glitches. Hopefully this improves over time.

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