When we lived in Te Puke, we were invited to Mount Social Club to try out their new “Meatless Monday” initiative… here is what we thought of this restaurant.
This is the place for everyone, and quite rightly named ‘Social Club’ I can see how it brings everyone together. In our friendship group we have pals that are meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans and even gluten-free. Nowadays you can find restaurants that cater to all of these requirements, but let’s face it, it’s a rarity that ALL of the food is so yummy.
The Mount Social Club has actually been around since the 70’s, however in 2014 it underwent a full makeover using mostly recycled building materials and quirky up-cycled furniture. From the second you arrive, you’ll be in awe of the theme, customer service and general vibe. The menu offers everything from breakfast and tapas to dinner and dessert.
What did we eat?!
Pappi’s Bruschetta – $14.50
Cashew nut cheese and Pappi’s tomato-coriander salsa on a pumpkin flatbread, topped with spicy sprouts. (4 pieces, vegan and gluten free)
Calamari – $16.50
Marinated in kiwifruit & coated in lemon pepper panko served with our delicious homemade aioli.
(sustainably farmed seafood)
Pattaya Salad – $26
Your choice of chicken breast, halloumi or prawns served on a bed of mung beans, asian slaw, spring onion, capsicum, garnished with cashew nuts, coriander & topped with a lightly spiced thai dressing.
(gluten free, free range & paleo on request)
Stir Fry – $26
Fresh Asian flavours stir fried with fine sliced vegetables, ginger, chilli, coriander, and cashew nuts. Served with choice of: halloumi, chicken or tofu.
Chocolate Fondant – $16
Kapiti Vanilla Ice cream & berry coulis
Take a closer look at the Social Club’s menu HERE
When should you go? – On Meatless Monday?
Seeing as their opening hours are 8am – 1am we can guarantee you, there is no wrong time to visit the Social Club. We dined on a Monday, because we wanted to rave about the amazing initiative that more restaurants need to get involved in – Meatless Monday– 25% off all Vegetarian & Vegan Dishes
Here’s a few more of their great deals:
$15 Social Lunch Menu – Now available 12-3pm Monday – Sunday
Social Jam, Thursday from 9pm– come and join our jam session where local and international musicians create beautiful music on the spot!
Live Music and DJs Friday & Saturday from 6pm– sit down and dine or dance along whilst listening to our amazing live acts.
Super Social Sunday– every Sunday from 9pm we offer drink deals and social vibes.
Winenot Tuesday – Free cheeseboard with every bottle of wine
Wednesday – $10 Cocktails after 9pm
Thursday – $10 Slider, fries & drink
Friday FRYDAY! – Free fries for the first 100!
What did we love about it?
EVERYTHING. If we had more time in the Bay of Plenty region, we would have no doubt pocketed this place as our new hang-out. The food is unforgettable and the décor is mesmerising – look no further than Mount Social Club when you search ‘restaurants near me’ in your internet browser.
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