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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, 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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Very Friendly Staff

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
SonCheles
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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English first
New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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
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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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14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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 11 - 25
  • Cuisine: New Zealand, Contemporary
Open Hours
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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