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Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar

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601 Devon St | Fitzroy, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, excellent service and atmosphere

Had a great meal here last week. On a Wednesday if two of you go there are mains for $20 each, great value and the selection is great. Highly recommend it. Jason and the staff are great, friendly and obliging. Will be making this a regular visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
pussy007
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New Zealand
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was at your bar on Saturday night for dinner. I ordered the fishermans basket, it was overcooked, the batter and crumbs were dark as if the oil needed changing and the fish did not taste fresh. It was obviously frozen. The menu could have done with something fresh on it. Most of the menu was deep fried . The... More 

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New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had a great meal here last week. On a Wednesday if two of you go there are mains for $20 each, great value and the selection is great. Highly recommend it. Jason and the staff are great, friendly and obliging. Will be making this a regular visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I had the duck here the other night and it was delicious. We all loved our meals. Great service and and great food. We will return as I can't wait to try more food on their menu.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

When booking for our dinner we never thought it was going to be so nice inside. But it looks very nice. Awesome atmosphere. And great staff. I ordered the chicken dish it was so yummy and such good portions. I always get dessert but for the first time ever I really couldn't fit it after my big yummy meal. So... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Sorry, but meals were average and overpriced. Not much Duck and chewy.Most meals overcooked. These were prices you would pay at a classy Restaurant, which the Ugly Duck is not. Stick to your Sunday Roasts.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Good atmosphere and very good food. Also very pleasant and helpful staff with delightful senses of humour. Steak cooked to perfection and chicken presented well, moist and with a lot of flavour. Service quick but not pressure so we could eat at our own pace.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Awesome food, awesome staff and all round awesome service, always with a smile :) Regular clients, because we are always greeted by names. Great local restaurant, that we now have on speed dial for reservations :)

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had a wonderful time and a fabulous meal, the staff were great and the atmosphere was uplifting. I will definitely go back for more!!!

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were with a group of friends and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Timely food and beverage arrival and all arrived exactly as ordered. None of our table of eight had a negative comment. This is a great local restaurant that we never tire of visiting!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The best thing about this restaurant is that the meals are always of a consistently high quality. As a fairly frequent diner there, I have always enjoyed my meals there. One of the few places I've been where you always have a great dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Devon St | Fitzroy, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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