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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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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    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
Nothing Ugly Here

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Fiona V
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
via mobile
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I recently organised a Winter dinner for our club here, and 33 people enjoyed an excellent, hearty roast meal, followed by a large selection of excellent desserts. There were no complaints at all, the one vegetarian was provided with an excellent alternative to the roast meat, and I have had feedback from one couple who have been back for another... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went for a birthday lunch of approx 30 people. After waiting in anticipation for over an hour for our meal, it arrived and was very disappointing. I ordered the Beef salad, and asked for the meat to be medium not rare. It arrived on a bed of huge florets of broccoli that was overcooked and cold. The meat was... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Jase and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. Loved the pasta special that was available on our visit.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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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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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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
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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