Fam­ily-friendly gas­tropub open

Western Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - DANIELLE CLENT

Fam­i­lies and con­cert-go­ers have an­other restau­rant op­tion in West Auck­land.

Gas­tropub Good Home re­cently opened its sixth Auck­land lo­ca­tion on Lin­coln Rd, Hen­der­son, re­plac­ing Bar 159.

It is near the mo­tor­way, The Trusts Arena, Te Pai net­ball courts and ac­com­mo­da­tion at Lin­coln Green.

Venue man­ager Steve D’Arcy said it was just what West Auck­land needed.

‘‘It feels homely, it’s got a nice warm at­mos­phere, it’s got a fam­i­lyfriendly, fe­male-friendly, food ori­ented, gas­tro mod­ern of­fer­ing.’’

To push its fam­ily-ori­ented feel, the venue had a chil­dren’s area.

D’Arcy said this was fit­ted out with Scrab­ble, Con­nect Four, toys and a tele­vi­sion.

A key fo­cus for Good Home was to have cus­tomers feel like they were at home when they came in, D’Arcy said.

‘‘We’re not just a restau­rant, we’re not just a pub. We haven’t lim­ited our­selves to any one genre of client or cus­tomer-base and that’s the beauty of it,’’ he said.

It also gave lo­cals the op­tion to stay closer to home in­stead of trav­el­ling to the city for a night out.

D’Arcy said the new eatery was keep­ing in line with the way hospi­tal­ity was head­ing.

The Good Home con­cept had been ‘‘tried and tested’’ and would still be rel­e­vant in 10 years time, he said.

Good Home’s gen­eral man­ager for hospi­tal­ity Guy Ran­dall said he be­lieved home was best de­scribed as a feel­ing of com­fort.

‘‘[It’s] the place you can fi­nally let out your breath, re­lax, un­wind and be at ease,’’ he said.

‘‘We’ve aimed to cre­ate this at Good Home Lin­coln Road by fash­ion­ing spa­ces that make you feel at ease for you to call your own.’’

Good Home on Lin­coln Rd is open seven-days-a-week from 11am un­til late.

GIVEAWAY

The Western Leader has two $100 vouch­ers for Good Home Lin­coln Road to give away.

Head to the Western Leader Face­book or Neigh­bourly page to en­ter.

Al­ter­na­tively, email re­porter danielle.clent@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz with the sub­ject line ‘Good Home Giveaway’.

Win­ners will be ran­domly drawn on Novem­ber 16 at 3pm.

DANIELLE CLENT/STUFF

Good Home Lin­coln Road venue man­ager Steve D’Arcy says the venue is un­like any­thing else in West Auck­land.

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