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New Restaurants | The Taste Plate (was Bowmans)


1st Nov 2013
The Taste Plate
597 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland.
(09) 638 9676

"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.

Bowmans listing

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

Dineout listing

[Edited 3rd Nov 2013 03:06 PM]
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.
3rd Nov 2013
Latest of many to do so...
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!
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."

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"

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

Bolaven is the new eatery at this address.

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