Pukekohe Restaurant

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.
Arcana from Eat With Me is a contract Chef to our company and was an obvious choice.
Arcana is passionate about food, flavour, design, originality and seasonal options.
The Eat With Me experience was fantastic, Arcana 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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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.

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 potatoe skin quail egg, whitebait crepe lemon, so Divine flavour poping in mouth deliciousness highly recommended 100%.

Tash Dunn

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Delicious lamb shank and tagine!

Timothy Peter

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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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WOW! One of the best meals I have ever had, flavour texture, everything was perfect.  such a great concept!  will definitely be back

Melissa Mills

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What a magical mix of merriment, taste explosions and every detail infused with Love

Teresa Ewa Elzbieta Gomulczak

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The Social Table is a unique experience. Archana's passion for food is evident in every course. Highly recommend. A review doesn't do it justice, you must experience this for yourself.

Carolyn Cossey

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We had an amazing dining experience with Social Table/Eat with me in February. The menu was thoughtfully and cleverly created, the food was exceptional and it was a fabulous evening all round. The pasta with the burnt butter sauce was amazing as was the prawn bisque. I'd highly recommend.

Rich Cave

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We have just eaten the speciality for this weekend....goat curry and accompaniments and it was delicious and tender with the 'gravy' perfect with just a slight hint of coreanda. 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 Callender

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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 wasnt enough the amazing brie and fig pastry with candied walnuts was tdf. 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 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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Eat with me with Archana and her partner was a palatial experience where my husband and I gave ourselves the deserved relish of beautifully curated flavour impressions. Archana shares her inspiration for these nourishing stories swilling and enriching our awareness of community caring and her direct participation in NZ's movement to end food poverty and waste

Hinepawhero Afeaki

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Archana & Robin are incredible hosts. We felt welcomed and relaxed. The food was simply incredible. As I was eating one 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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An exceptional evening, one which I cannot 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 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.

 

Jaqueline Lewis
 

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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 celebrate our first night in

our new home 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 Parkes
 

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