Snug Lounge

Bars key icon.
Bars key icon.

Monday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

Tuesday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

Wednesday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

Thursday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

Friday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

Saturday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

Sunday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

124 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth

06 757 9130

Sometimes things aren’t quite as they seem, and that couldn’t be truer of Snug Lounge in New Plymouth’s West End Precinct. From the exterior, it gives the impression of a traditional Kiwi pub, but pull the door back and be pleasantly surprised to find a bustling yakitori restaurant serving killer cocktails and playing pumping beats. 

A Japanese inspired grill takes pride of place in the open kitchen, a remarkably small area when you see the depth of the menu that boasts an assortment of Asian inspired dishes. Think sharing plates of steamed baos, yakitori skewers, tempura prawns and dumplings served on little ceramic dishes that wouldn’t be out of place in the heart of Tokyo.

Snug Lounge’s friendly staff will happily guide you through the menu identifying stand-out favourites and instant crowd-pleasers. We suggest saying a big fat konnichiwa to the karaage chicken with kewpie mayo, a totally winning combo. On the drinks side, it’s hard to move past the cocktails that regularly rotate – much to the delight of seasoned visitors - but if you want to get into the true spirit of things, opt for a sake. 

You can choose to relax in the plush dark red lounge room with its low-lighting, open fireplace and velvet seats that exude a moody and opulent vibe. Or, if the weather is fine, you can sit in the shared courtyard with Ms Whites and Itch Wine Bar nearby, where the energy is palpable.

Cocktails flow, plates come and go, but this place shows that you can’t always judge a book by its cover. 

Words by Kelly Tapper & Photography by Anna Briggs

Information not correct? Report an error

Location

124 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth

Nearby Places

Vintage Industries

Exterior of Vintage Industries, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki

Vintage Industries in New Plymouth  is a beacon - twofold in fact - for its salvaged antiques from across the globe and golden exterior.

Fork N Knife

Bench seat with cushions at Fork N Knife, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
Restaurants key icon.

Tucked in behind The Arizona, you’ll discover Fork N Knife, an intimate private function space that goes the distance when it comes to contemporary New Zealand cuisine.

Bleached Coffee and Crystal Cylinder

The inside of Bleached Coffee cafe.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki Editor's Pick
Cafes key icon. Fashion key icon.

Shimmy yourself into Bleached and Crystal Cylinder, an industrial coffee shop slash lifestyle store tucked behind Devon Street West that’s oh so sunny.

The Public Catering Company

Close up of treats in the cabinet at Public Catering Company, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
Cafes key icon.

New Plymouth’s White Hart precinct is blessed with a handful of excellent hospitality outlets, and The Public Catering Company is certainly one of them.

Similar Places

Wild Pear Kitchen

Woman holding a smoothie at Wild Pear Kitchen, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
Cafes key icon.

Wild Pear Kitchen in New Plymouth is a haven for lovers of vegan and vegetarian cuisine, a welcoming and award-winning café that specialises in fresh and tasty...

Shining Peak Brewing

The blue and white exterior of Shining Peak Brewing in New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
Bars key icon. Goods key icon.

Drink beer, do good. That’s what Shining Peak Brewing Company boldly encourages patrons to do when they enter their New Plymouth microbrewery.

Elixir Café

Club sandwich with chicken and bacon from Elixir, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
Cafes key icon.

Elixir Café in New Plymouth is a classic in every sense. Named after a magic potion, the place does operate with a special kind of alchemy.

Bleached Coffee and Crystal Cylinder

The inside of Bleached Coffee cafe.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki Editor's Pick
Cafes key icon. Fashion key icon.

Shimmy yourself into Bleached and Crystal Cylinder, an industrial coffee shop slash lifestyle store tucked behind Devon Street West that’s oh so sunny.