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Wonderful, warm ambience.  I felt spoiled by the personal service, perfect food, the timing each dish came out and was introduced to us! everything is made from scratch! it was a party in my mouth!!  a food adventure!  Fantastic lady.

Tikki Fines

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What an experience! 
Relaxed vibe, welcoming host, creative meals and don’t even get me started on the food!

Would 100% recommend this to anyone, I was truly blown away!

My only regret was not getting a photo of the flat bread and dip and turmeric ice cream!

Azura Lane

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This lovely chef cooked for me and my husband for our anniversary, and it was AMAZING!!!! I hadn’t met her before so was worried it would be awkward...but it was not awkward at all!! And the food was amazing and was presented very nicely! I would definitely recommend. So yummy! And so fun!

Brooke Dibley

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We had lunch made for us by Archana and it was fabulous - amazing flavours, so fresh and impossible to stop eating! She is lovely and made cooking it all look easy, even with two small children (mine) running around. We had flatbreads with incredible baba ganoush, shakshuka fish, slow roasted lamb ribs, and feijoa doughnuts with custard, all of it delicious. And I had the best leftovers to take to work the next day.

Miriam Struh 

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What a beautiful dinner!  Archana catered for the meatlover and the vegetarian​ in one delicious meal.  She brought everything from the great food to the cleaning up items.  A lovely in home experience.  Thank you!

Sandy Roydhouse

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What a treat! Pamper yourself, family and friends and give 'EAT WITH ME" a try. Archana is amazing, her food is amazing, the experience is amazing! A truly decadent experience to have someone come and cook dinner in your home, or try visiting her home with your friends for dinner. Smiles Tamara

Tamara Jones Bennett 

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Fabulous fresh delicious food prepared and served beautifully.
A delightful afternoon of amazing food in gorgeous relaxed surroundings.
Would highly recommend.

Sharon Williams

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Delicious food, variety and wonderful flavours.  Totally enjoyed the experience.

Margaret Bray

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Fabulous meal.  We were a group of 8.  So terrific to spend time with friends over a meal where one of the attendees are required to do anything else but enjoy!

Debra Leckner

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We were lucky enough to have the pleasure of dining at Archana's place, and fully recommend the experience.  Our food was simply amazing, we were a big group and Archana did an amazing job of providing high quality food, in a beautiful way.  We felt so welcome and comfortable, and felt the hospitality provided far exceeded any expectations we had.  The evening was a great success, and we can't wait to return for another visit!

Joanne Mako

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As chefs and Restaurateurs ourselves, it was going to be a challenge to find the right person to have our first ever catered event in our home - we would normally cook ourselves.
Archana from Eat With Me is a contract Chef to our company and was an obvious choice.
Archana is passionate about food, flavour, design, originality and seasonal options.
The Eat With Me experience was fantastic, Archana handled the very large menu (11 courses) with ease, everything came out in a timely fashion, the food was truly delicious, and our 60 guests were so impressed!
Better still the kitchen was left spotless at the end of the evening.
I can't Thank Archana and her team enough for making my very special Retirement party, even more special


Tracey Bartlett- Director of The Urban Soul Group

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Great range of flavours, delicious food, comfortable environment, lovely host/chef, definitely recommend!!!!

Kelly Drayton

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Archana´s food is to die for! Her cooking is innovative, full of amazing flavours and exciting ingredients. Archana truly loves food and she puts a lot of effort and pride into her cooking, she just knows what goes together and her her dishes just end up being super clever and you sit there thinking "wow, how did she do that? What a great idea". She is just this natural talent that was taught by the best, and you can taste that. Ask her to make something with miso, anything! You will not regret a dinner made by this fantastic lady.

Berit Hansen

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What's not to like about delicious food cooked for you in the comfort of your own home! Archana's service is outstanding and her food incredible. She created a four course menu for 18 of us using delicious seasonal produce and we didn't even have to leave home to enjoy it. Highly recommend!

Tim Perrin

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Archana and her co-pilot came to our home and cooked a magnificent mid winter christmas feast for 18 of us. We wanted a wintery meal with hint of christmas but not a traditional Christmas menu. What she delivered was four different courses with subtle hints to Christmas concepts but most importantly, incredible food. Everyone was full to the brim and appreciative of the work that had gone into preparing the meal. I mean wow - confit chicken wings with artichoke puree that were so moreish, charred asian pork cheek that just melted in your mouth, a christmas present of salmon, feijoa donuts with creme anglaise and a cheeky unexpected course of roasted chestnut ice cream which so reminded me of the chestnuts you can smell roasting on a cold winters night on the streets of New York.

Sonya Fynmore

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Archana’s food is delightful and inspired. Her menus are innovative and I’ve been happily surprised by her non-traditional take on food. I thought I knew but had no idea could be elevated so nicely like her crisp Brussels sprouts with red wine vinaigrette with mint and jalapeño and mustard dressing! To die for! Fantastic lady.

Deb McCabe

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Archana is an amazing chef and we loved having her come cook our anniversary dinner! The food was delicious and the whole experience was really enjoyable. Definitely going to do the 'Eat With Me' experience again!

Kathryn Malan

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Cannot recommend enough! Archana's food is so amazing and she is so lovely! Better than any restaurant I have been in years!! So nice to have amazing food in your own home. 
Thanks so much

Alesha Crowley

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Thank you Archana, for making our night so special. Your meal was amazing. The courses unfolded delivering taste sensation after taste sensation... We felt unhurried and able to appreciate your creative use of freshly harvested ingredients cooked with such heart, passion and flair. It was a pleasure to have you in our home and we were very appreciative to have you personally serve such a lovingly prepared meal for us.

Gill Garchow

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Wow! That was lovely food... I had never met Archana and had only conversed through email and texts. We sorted a menu out quickly for my Mum's 75th birthday (22 people) in my home... she came, served up our food and helped clean up with ZERO fuss!! 
The food was amazing and there were 22 clean plates of food when done! I totally would use Archana again and wish her the best for the future!!!

Suzanne Braks

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Today was our sons 21st and this gorgeous meal made the evening ever so special. The food seriously yum. thank you so much... Archana is very talented..

Tracey Kay

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The surprise meal Archana come up with for me to share with my family and 2 friends was just amazing from the first dish to the last. The moment the food arrived all the talk stopped as we severed every mouth full with an explosion of flavours.The meal was Indian Vegan except for a fish main. The meal was perfect in every way and such a laid back evening just enjoying being in Archanas home. We had an evening all of us will remember for a long time to come. One of the very best meals ever. Thank you so much. Till the next time.

Kenny Mcarthur

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Archana recently hosted us for our 50th Wedding Anniversary at her home.
She was able to craft a menu for us to suit our differing dietary requirements.
From the starter to the feijoa dessert, each course was superb!
We thoroughly recommend and hope to visit again some day.

Delicious food.

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We had the good fortune to engage Archana to cater for a family lunch ages 9 to 95yrs. Different tastes and different expectations from food. From first engagement to the clean kitchen at the end of the event Archana was so easy to deal with. Her menus covered all tastes, is generous, unique and of very high quality. The beef cheeks deserve a special mention, Monte Cristo canapes - well really all the canapes went in a snap and the family are still taking about the feijoa dougnuts. My best experience of having someone cater in my home - I have had a few!

Large portions · Child-friendly · Best brunch

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We had the pleasure of experiencing Archana's amazing cooking a few weeks ago. I have to say, it was one of the best dinners out we have ever had! Each course was unique, well thought out and cooked from the heart. It's very obvious that Archana takes great pride and care in what she serves and I can promise you that you won't be disappointed. We highly recommend you try it and we will definitely be back again. Thank you for your service, Archana. What a fabulous host you are.

Varsha Lal-Hadley

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Thank you Archana for the amazing gourmet banquet. When food is cooked from scratch with love and passion, the results are absolutely astounding. Each course delighted the senses, with different textures and tastes for the palate to enjoy. Visually amazing, and with a taste to die for, it was truly a wonderful evening and one that Varsha Lal-Hadley and I will remember for a long time. We will be back, with more friends to enjoy this truly unique experience

Bruce J Hadley

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Had the pleasure of enjoying a surprise menu from Archana, the most amazing food, delicious flavours and a great host. Archana is passionate and creative in her cooking with excellent flavour profiles that will have you excited for each course. All ingredients including sauces, are built from scratch. An experience vs a meal. Thanks Archana

Anisha King

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Thank you Archana for a great evening. The food was amazing with such incredible flavours! It's a fun experience having such a professional chef cook for you. And to be in the comfort of her dining room rather than a busy noisy restaurant is a treat. I recommend eating at Archana's and would definitely do it again!!

Tineka Lyle

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We had the pleasure of dining at Archana's home in Pukekohe. What a treat and truly unique experience! We had our own private dining room while she was busy in the kitchen cooking for us. Five courses of absolutely delicious, cooked from scratch, cuisine. One of our friends had never experienced some of the flavours before, so was a bit nervous; he ate every single morsel! One of our other friends licked his plate! Archana explained every course and was a perfect host. Highly recommended!

Andrea Duff

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We loved every aspect of The Social Table.  From the casual sophistication of the setting under the beautiful Beech tree with the wind quartet in the background to the delicious and intuitive flavours of the dishes, it was outstanding.  You can feel and taste the love that Archana infuses into her creations.  Sharing the experience with a small group of 'friends we hadn't met yet' added yet another dimension of interest.  10/10 

Vanessa Rose

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Excellent, inventive cooking.  Highly recommend.

Jo Tricker

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Valentine dinner. Wow. Beautiful food and so delicious. Archana made special vegetarian adaption so we could eat similar dishes. Great ambiance perfect evening Thank you. Marta

Len Brennan

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Had the best night, social table. Beautiful garden setting, music, people and then the eight courses. The star of the show, the divine food. My favourites would be the potato skin quail egg, whitebait crepe lemon.So divine flavour, popping in mouth deliciousness. Highly recommended 100%.

Tash Dunn

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Delicious lamb shank and tagine!

Timothy Wetherall

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Amazing Archana, I love your cooking because they are made with fresh

ingredients, often ingredients of the season, where there is lot of time

involved in cooking and preparing, most of all you cook with

passion and your prepare and serve with love and great

smile with the service is what

makes it amazing !

Rebecca Potman

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Valentine dinner. Wow. Beautiful food and so delicious. Archana made special vegetarian adaption so we could eat similar dishes. Great ambiance perfect evening Thank you. Marta

Len Brennan

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Had the best night, social table. Beautiful garden setting, music, people and then the eight courses. The star of the show, the divine food. My favourites would be the potato skin quail egg, whitebait crepe lemon.So divine flavour, popping in mouth deliciousness. Highly recommended 100%.

Tash Dunn

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Delicious lamb shank and tagine!

Timothy Wetherall

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Amazing Archana, I love your cooking because they are made with fresh

ingredients, often ingredients of the season, where there is lot of time

involved in cooking and preparing, most of all you cook with

passion and your prepare and serve with love and great

smile with the service is what

makes it amazing !

Rebecca Potman

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I had the pleasure of a wonderful meal cooked by Archana, the lamb was so tender and flavoursome and the accompaniments were a delicious contrast of texture and flavour. If that wasn't enough the amazing brie and fig pastry with candied walnuts was to die for. This was such a taste sensation and such a treat. It was awesome to be able to pick up my meal and bring home during level 3. A must try for everyone!

Helen Farrell

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We have just eaten the speciality for this weekend....goat curry and accompaniments. It was delicious and tender with the gravy perfect with just a slight hint of coriander. Very nice meal. Thanks Archana. Same as the roast lamb and pork..no doubt I will see you again for another order...Tony and Karin

Tony Callendar

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We had Archana cook for us last Saturday night. She created a tapas menu for a small dinner party and delivered it to us hot and ready to eat. Everyone really enjoyed the food and I would recommend Archana to anyone who is looking for something a little bit special and different. Thanks Archana.

Karen Banfield

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An exceptional evening, one which I cant wait to repeat! Your hosts Archana and Robin treat you as dear friends as they welcome you into their home. Archana's passion for food, flavour and originality shines as she curates innovative seasonal delicacies to woo your senses. From the avocado seasoned with onion weed placed on top of gruyere captured in puff pastry to the decadent macadamia dairy-free ice cream lavishly surrounded by a rich chocolate concoction for dessert. The five course gastronomic journey was exquisite. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent and enthusiasm with us all!

PS: if you get an opportunity to try the lime pickle - do, completely the best I ever have tried. Seriously yum.

Jacqueline Lewis

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Archana and Robin are incredible hosts. We felt welcomed and relaxed. The food was simply incredible. As I was eating on of the courses (braised oxtail, soft polenta, Swiss brown mushrooms, Mercer pecorino, gremolata), I likened it to a great book. I enjoyed it so much, I started eating really slowly to make it last longer!

Fantastic fun evening, great company, great conversations. I am so looking forward to another evening with EAT WITH ME. Thank you.

Lindsay Butler

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We recently experienced 'The social table'. What an amazing evening...We received a warm welcome, wonderful cuisine which tantalized the taste buds, great company and Archana and Robin were fabulous hosts. i highly recommend Eat With Me and look forward to our next visit.

Diane Lacey

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We had the lovely Archana come to our new place to celebrate our first night in our new home and we LOVED it!! The food was different and the flavours amazing - we actually ended up sitting at our breakfast bar chatting to Archana all night and eating her beautiful food - we just had the best night - will definitely be doing this again, worth every penny, A true professional of her trade.

Jana Hutton

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Archana & Robin, thank you for providing such a wonderful evening on the 12th. Awesome people, awesomer (yes that is a word - I invented it) food and the most marvellous hosts/ We recommend this to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

Ann Ft Stephen Cain

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Being used to creative food experiences from where we came, we were looking for something similar in Auckland. It was serendipitous to find Archana which led us to her Social Table.

You can feel her passion in every aspect of the evening, from the welcome, ambience, food, to the ease of communicating with her for the booking. Her meticulous team and the band just enhanced the experience.

Every dish was explained, and the silence that descended on the table when the food arrived was an ode to her creative dishes. If you're too busy making orgasmic sounds while savouring your food rather than converse with the people seated around you, you know the food is good! That being said, conversations and laughter around the table were rampant between courses, evidenced by the jovial table shushing to let Archana explain her creations. The hours went by with us very happily and voluntarily descending into a food induced comatose state.It was a beautiful dinner with a healthy side of people adventure. Recommend with bells on!

Abigail S

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Had the privilege of attending 'The social table' last week. It was such a great night starting with the gorgeous garden, the tree canopy over the table, meeting new people from a diverse background and then the food! So incredible, so different, so tasty, and it just kept coming all 8 courses and one of them had a part B, so really nine plates came outAnd we got a small treat to take home. Thank you Archana, highlyt recommend. We hope to come again.

Alison Codlin

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What a fabulous evening we had at 'The social table' on Feb 13th. A truly delicious 8 course tasting menu with some very imaginative combinations of flavours. My favourites were the pan fried yoghurt kebab with lamb and the clams with hot Goan sausage, garlic chive kimchi butter and crispy rice. The location of the meal in the beautiful garden under a beech tree (with fairy lights in the tree and rugs to keep the legs warm for when the sun went down) was perfect. A very memorable evening with some great conversations too. Will be back for sure!

Victoria Tricker

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I attended 'The social table' evening as part of a group of 4.
EVERYTHING was amazing!
The food was outstanding, every dish, every element perfect.
As a chef I had high hopes and knew Archana was extremely talented, but she exceeded my expectations.
This is by far the best hidden gem in Auckland!
Don't waste time thinking about attending just book, you will not be disappointed!
Cant wait till thge next one!

Holly Jansen

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We would like to recommend an evening experiencing Eat With Me. This is a social gathering and BYO degustation, staged on the beautiful lawn and garden of St Andrew's Church historic vicarage. Archana and Robin welcome you with an apertif and you will quickly find yourself  among new found friends. Each of Archana's eight courses is a magical mystery tour of flavours, textures, and surprises. Her attention to detail is astounding whilst Robin, the waiters ensure that your every need is catered for including blankets if you find yourself under dressed as the sun sets. Even the acoustic nature of this experience will entrance you as the Wind Quintet play quietly in the adjacent gazebo. Eat With Me is a comprehensive gastronomic experience which we thoroughly enjoyed. Let Archana and Robin welcome you to their next summer evening dining experience, or watch for their next indoor experience inside their home.​
 
Pauline & Renton

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I am a bit of a long time stalker of Archana's food haha. Well I finally got to experience it all at 'The social table' last weekend and I was really happy I did, every single course was delicious and it totally exceeded my expectations. Thank you to you and your partner for having us in your cozy home, and awesome to meet two other couples who also love food as much as us, puku was full and left feeling inspired.

Gipsy Witehira

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Archana and Robin, what an amazing experience. We attended 'The social table' last night and were not disappointed. The depth of flavour in each dish was amazing.! My mouth was watering before I had even taken that first bite. Not only was the food delicious but the whole experience, the company, our wine glasses filled and it was such a relaxed evening. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back! Not only back but recommending to all our family and friends. Add it to your 'must try it out' list.
 
Manisha Hari

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Between covid and other commitments, we've waited a year to dine with Archana and Eat With Me. It was well worth the wait.
All five courses were imaginative and delicious. Archana's creative combinations of flavours are amazing, putting together ingredients I would never think of combining, with the most amazing results - a true party in the mouth. It took me a long time to eat each course while I was savouring every mouthful.
It was a great opportunity to meet other people with a common interest - food - and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with and learning about the other guests. Robin was a great host while Archana was busy in the kitchen and he makes a great waiter too. He was very attentive, topping up people's glasses and making sure we all had a great evening.
The setting was gorgeous, a home with huge character - matching Archana and Robin perfectly. Dining outside in the garden must be an awesome experience and one we plan to have when summer rolls around again. 
Thank you Archana, Robin and Eat With Me for a fabulous evening. We plan to be back ASAP.
Sharan and George

Sharan McNaughton

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Finally we made it to 'The social table'! We enjoyed an amazing personalized menu designed from scratch by Archana. We dined on 5 unique and delicious courses and loved having Archana explain the inspiration and ingredients behind each one. We loved Robin's bellini to start the evening and cant wait for the next opportunity with Eat With Me. Thank you both.

Kathleen Maunsell

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