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New Restaurants | The Taste Plate (was Bowmans)

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NZDiner
07:04pm
1st Nov 2013
The Taste Plate
597 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland.
(09) 638 9676

http://www.thetasteplate.co.nz/

"The Taste Plate is an industrial, vintage inspired restaurant and bar that feeds family and friends through Asian inspired small plates & fine wine."

What's an "industrial" restaurant?

Menu Mania's blurb also adds "Same owner as Bowmans Restaurant has re branded and created a relaxing atmosphere to wine and dine."
So this is Bowmans rebranded

Website has menu and ability to make reservations. No other info like hours.
http://www.menumania.co.nz/restaurants/taste-plate-auckland

Bowmans listing http://www.dineout.co.nz/restaurant.php?rest=1528

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11am-late
Saturday and Sunday 9am-late
They are licensed to 1am

Dineout listing http://www.dineout.co.nz/restaurant.php?rest=13240

[Edited 3rd Nov 2013 03:06 PM]
tpandav
07:33pm
2nd Nov 2013
Sounds as if they are trying to cover all the currently fashionable bases. The menu is deeply confused. Doesn't appeal to me.
NZDiner
02:55pm
3rd Nov 2013
Latest of many to do so...
PJ1004
10:02pm
13th Nov 2013
I am wondering if I should go back and try it out. The lamb I had there last time was superbly cooked but I can still taste the salt in my mouth just thinking about the meal as someone in the kitchen had no clue about seasoning!
NZDiner
12:14am
4th May 2014
The Taste Plate has been sold. Windows (And whatever w glass) has been papered over.

Post on Facebook 8 April 2014
"After 8 years as Bowmans and 6 months as The Taste Plate, we have sold the restaurant! We would like to thank you all for your amazing support over the years and invite you to come in and enjoy The Taste Plate for its last month with our final day of trade being the 26th of April."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=677934285602884&set=a.585954544800859.1073741829.575917815804532

Post on Facebook 26 April 2014
"Thank you to all of our customers over the last 8.5 years we have had fun but it has all come to an end. Our last night was tonight and we went out with a restaurant full of very happy people. Thank you all again from the staff at The Taste Plate xxx"
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=687208318008814&set=a.585954544800859.1073741829.575917815804532


Review of Bowmans by Ewan McDonald, Viva, NZ Herald. 29 Apr 2005, after it was taken over by new owners. http://nzh.tw/10357435
Owners: Carlos and Angie Atkinson
Head chef: Carlos Atkinson
NZDiner
08:01am
28th Feb 2016
Just an update:

Bolaven is the new eatery at this address.

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