Inking, Eating & Drinking: Mike's Bistro, New Plymouth

The New Zealand Tattoo & Arts Festival, set for November 25th and 26th, 2023, in New Plymouth is bound to be an extraordinary event that will leave you with indelible memories. With tattoo culture, artistry, and creativity taking center stage, the festival promises a lively and social atmosphere. This festival really adds to the rich cultural tapestry of Taranaki. When it comes to sating your hunger and dining in the vibrant community of New Plymouth, look no further than Mike’s Bistro. This is the place where genuine passion for food, hands-on craftsmanship, and great hospitality blend to provide you with a truly memorable dining experience.

Mike’s Bistro stands as a beacon of quality cuisine and warm service in New Plymouth’s bustling dining scene. Nestled in the heart of the city, this bistro has garnered a well-deserved reputation for its commitment to genuine, handcrafted food and drinks. The New Zealand Tattoo & Arts Festival draws in a diverse crowd, many of whom are food lovers seeking not just nourishment but an experience. Mike’s Bistro fits the bill perfectly.

Hearty brunch, a leisurely lunch, a lively dinner, or just a coffee and a chat? Mike’s Bistro has you covered. The spacious interior and funky, up-cycled decor create an atmosphere that’s both relaxed and lively, making it an ideal place for socializing and celebrating the artistry of life – much like the festival itself.

As you prepare to tantalize your taste buds, don’t forget to explore the extensive craft beer selection and interesting cocktails on offer. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or prefer the art of mixology, Mike’s Bistro has something for everyone. These beverages complement the food and enhance the overall dining experience, making your meal all the more enjoyable.

Mike’s Bistro’s warm service is an essential part of what makes dining here a memorable experience. The staff is not just there to take your order – they’re involved in creating an atmosphere where you feel like a part of the community. Their genuine passion for food and dedication to providing great hospitality ensure that your time at Mike’s Bistro is not just a meal but an experience to be cherished.

The New Zealand Tattoo & Arts Festival is more than just an event; it’s a gathering of like-minded individuals who appreciate the beauty of artistic expression. Mike’s Bistro shares this love for artistry, the up-cycled interior décor is a testament to the bistro’s commitment to sustainability and creative expression, aligning perfectly with the spirit of the festival.

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Media Release 6 November 2023.