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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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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Good night out

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Aatu123
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Starters the beer was good and the place is tidy. Defiantly need a course on attitude and service. Most were happy with there food. A shame as we want be going there again.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The place is lovely decorated. The staff were good. The food was ok!! The usual children's menu, no veggies!! The main menu was ok, but I found there was no salads on offer. My husband had the lamb shanks, there were ok. Not sure the mash potato was real, looked as though it was from a packet. They couldn't offer... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very average. Ive had good and bad meals there. Its my local but id rather go elsewhere. Staff are not really friendly and more occupied with talking to each other. Average place

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

By far the best restaurant in New Plymouth. They have an excellent menu and the staff are fabulous. Visitors definitely have to try their big breakfast. Great start to the day.

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New Plymouth
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A very welcoming place, we come every week for the quiz. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. They make an effort to know you (name and drinks) and are genuinely interested in the customer. The food is good and the atmosphere is second to none that I have experienced in New Plymouth. We love coming here for the quiz,... More 

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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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