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Plan a Night with the locals.. — Book a Meal Now.
Book and pay for your meal
Enjoy a meal and meet new people
What better way to experience NZ than by meeting the locals over a home cooked meal at their place.
Mealbook began from the recognition that travellers needed dining options that enabled experiences outside of the traditional tourism path. In a growing industry where people were looking for new, unique experiences in travel, the increasing popularity of social dining was the obvious answer.
So Susy, Kim, Ray and Gill decided to look for those New Zealanders...known as Kiwis - who love cooking, who love fresh produce and who are keen to share their table with travellers from around the globe.
New memories and friends can be made as you enjoy a home cooked meal and the respite of dining with dozens of others in busy crowded venues.
When you enjoy a meal with a local the most you would share the table with is just a handful of other travellers, or it might just be yourselves and the Hosts.
Once you book you can contact the Host. You can arrange arrival time, discuss food preferences or allergies / intolerances. Or you could arrange to arrive earlier and have a stroll through their gardens.
There are many added activities that could be on offer...all you need to do is ask.
Eating with a Mealbook Host is an experience that will be a highlight of your visit to New Zealand.
"We hosted Ursula and William from Germany to our home for a two course meal last night, our very first Mealbook hosting experience. They had 100% NZ fillet eye steak and NZ King Salmon as their mains and dessert choice of a White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake made (by me) from local raspberries grown on the Taieri Plains Berry Farm located less than 10 mins away. We had such an enjoyable evening together. The time went quickly and looking forward to hosting others in the future."Hosts Joan and Murray
"It was a great exciting evening for us. We enjoyed dinner and conversation with our Hosts very much and will stay in contact. Your idea of social dining is so good. I'll try to find something similar in Germany - or I'll start it..."Ursula Wittmann
"Cath was absolutely lovely. So interesting to meet a Kiwi who is also an artist. Food good, portions good. Definitely recommending to friends travelling this way."Guilia and Gwyd ' oh
"Mike and Cheryl did a good job of making us feel welcome. Food was really good. Hannah doesn't usually enjoy mussels but Mike's were awesome!"Ryan and Hannah