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Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar

601 Devon St | Fitzroy, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 103 restaurants in New Plymouth
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went to the ugly duck on weds (as it's my favourite place so I go there any chance I get) an yet again it was amazing, I always feel so welcomed there by their wonderful staff, we had the best time, BEST food, BEST venue, and the BEST staff, so why would we go anywhere else thank you so much... More

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New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We dined at Ugly Duck for dinner and our meals were just delicious. Generous portions and nicely presented! Service was fast and friendly. Had a cup of tea after my meal and it was hot not luke warm like some places. We always look forward to dining at Ugly Duck and have never been disappointed yet, thanks :)

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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner. Waitress took our order fairly promptly but then it took 1.5 hours until the food arrived. Even then it came in dribs and drabs so some people were waiting even longer. Food portions are generous although mixed quality eg lamb shanks were good but veggie risotto was awful. Price of food is expensive (30 bucks+ per... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Generous portions of delicious 'silver service' style food that was SO yummy. A great range of choice and compressive drinks list. All topped off with exceptional service. I was in town and business and can't wait to come back and eat at The Ugly Duck again :)

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Waitara
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just had another evening meal at this restaurant and once again was really pleased with the service and food. No waiting at the bar for service, good relaxed surroundings, the food was well presented and plentiful.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went with the family last weekend. All our meals were delicious. Some errors with the ordering but quickly fixed without hassle . Nice cosy atmosphere. Will return as the food alone was enough to bring us back.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

four of us turned up on monday night 7.30 with out booking greated by friendly profesional staff all had different meals Lamb shanks,samon and two different steaks all enjoyed meals Steaks were a tad under done for what was ordered but great all the same waiting time was good. clean and pleasent decore. will definitly eat here again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Eggs bennie/burgers/chicken...all well presented but the big test is taste. Fantastic!!... The staff were great..all smiles and the food came well before the usual starvation wait we have endured in other places. They want to feed you, not fill you with alcohol. Changed menu to suit individual tastes as well..primo!!!!

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Singapore
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed on campsite near the ugly duck and choose the place from the walking distance. The interior is ordinary like country site and you feel like near your home in pub. The waiter very friendly and took the time with us. We sit on the restaurant side where the menu are spoken to you (quite small) means also easy... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My meal did not impress me. It was expensive for a pub venue, and I did not receive food as stated in the menu. (The vegetables were definitely not nice, or as described). I mentioned this when paying at the bar, and my request to tell the chef was not well received. The room is very ordinary for the price... More

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