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Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar

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New Zealand, Contemporary
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601 Devon St | Fitzroy, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 7592084
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Service and Food

The waiting staff were very attentive and polite. My pork belly main was very tasty, as was the chocolate moose I had for desert. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Connor M
via mobile
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were really disappointed with our meal here. The prawns were like shrimps and the lettuce was shrivelled. It was bad food that cost way too much - we have had much better meals at top class restaurants for less money. Disappointing...

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Thank Lois M
New Plymouth
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pre Christmas I had an evening meal as part of a group at this establishment and sadly, was not impressed. Our group of 24 were part of a large crowd attending and we were seated at three tables in a separate room. Our orders were taken without any problem by a pleasant waitress. After 45 minutes the meals for two... More 

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Thank ChrisH1792013
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My previous visit (12 months ago) to this restaurant I would have given the meal and service a 8/10. But not this time. Booked for 7.30pm we finally ate our mains by 8.45pm. The bread entree was dripping in garlic butter. The steaks were large but some underdone, and a bowl of tomato sauce on plate?? The Pork Belly was... More 

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Thank Nanzka
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The waiting staff were very attentive and polite. My pork belly main was very tasty, as was the chocolate moose I had for desert. Highly recommended.

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Thank Connor M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

GREAT staff, great food, and great atmosphere! Definitely the top pick in New Plymouth for dining, never disappoints!

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Thank Claudia C
New Plymouth
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The "duck" is worth a stop when in the area, the restaurant has good food at reasonable prices and there is a reasonable selection of drinks to go with it. The bar meals are ok as well if you want something similar. The staff are well trained and always friendly great in the winter with the big fire, great in... More 

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Thank KiwiPaulNewPlymouth
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Great food (big meals), excellent bar range, good atmosphere and brilliant staff. Whether your just popping in for a after work drink, lunch or a night out with friends this place suits all occasions and all ages. Great private areas for functions as well.

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Thank Fiona V
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Small and nice for a couple or family. Families were present when we dined there. Steaks were great, no green vegetables though, just a little green in the half stuffed baked potato. Had soft non intrusive music and as small restaurant not too loud. Enjoyed dinner there and would go again if in New Plymouth.

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Thank cHRIS9507
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We booked the function room for our lunch, this space suited our needs perfectly with our large numbers, we had half dozen small children which could just play without disurpting other diners. The meals were delicious, good value and out in a timely manner and our waitress made sure that the childrens meals come out first. All the wait staff... More 

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Thank Nicola11692
Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived before the full dinner menu was available (5PM) but had plenty of time to kill. Cold outside and a nice fire (gas) near the bar. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. When dinner was ready, we found it tasty with large portions. Overall, a little expensive but given the quality of the wine and food, a fairly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Devon St | Fitzroy, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 7592084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: New Zealand, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?