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Crowded House Bar & Cafe

Barbecue, New Zealand
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93 - 99 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
6467594921
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10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Sports Bar

Crowded House is one of the top sports bars in town, best venue to go watch the rugby or have a meal. The Big Naki Burger is a good choice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Jason K
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Stratford, New Zealand
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Stratford, New Zealand
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Crowded House is one of the top sports bars in town, best venue to go watch the rugby or have a meal. The Big Naki Burger is a good choice.

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EmmaPuletaha, Owner at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Jason K :) More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went to try the new crowdy and walked in with my partner it was not very busy then we ordered our meal and 30 mins later asking wear it is to be told "not sure we just gt really busy with some groups walking in" thats cool but we had eggs on toast it doesn't take 30mins?,she came back a... More 

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EmmaPuletaha, Owner at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Jess, We are so disappointed that you made the effort to come in and we screwed up. The team and myself sincerely apologise that you and your partner had to leave to get back to work without even eating lunch. Our service and speed is never usually this bad and we will all meet to discuss how we can... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

As always top service and atmosphere, but now the food is even better! Loving the new American style additions to the menu. I ordered the lobster dip with what looked like home made/cooked tortilla chips that were amazing, and smoked brisket sliders with coleslaw on the side. Managed to get about halfway through before I was so stuffed as to... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

They have a new menu and it's well presented and plenty to choose from. The place has had a makeover and it looks great. Well worth a visit if you want a great feed!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Have been twice now since Crowded House have refreshed their premise and menu, the place looks awesome so many cool things to look at and the new menu is simply stunning to both read and slowly eat my way through can't wait till we go again have many more things I want to try.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

OMG you have to try this joint heard about and a group of us hit it last night, service amazing and speed was great...but the food..wow ribs, wings were just to die for and the place was great we are heading back tonight for their trivia show...cant wait

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had the kebab platter - meat and prawns were lukewarm and lacked flavour. Chips were tasty but also lukewarm. Took a long time to get the meal over 30minutes. Wouldn't recommend.

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EmmaPuletaha, Owner at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Emma, We are sorry to hear that you had a very average platter and on top of that had to wait 30 minutes. As of today we are giving Crowded House a bit of a revamp and special attention has gone into our new menu. Our platters are going to be amazing and I would love it if you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Not my style, if you want an average beer with poor service, try it you might like it. Whole place is cold and makes you feel awkward, the space is big and the alcohol range is on the low end.

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EmmaPuletaha, Owner at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hiya Sorry you didn't get great service at our establishment and didn't like the venue. In the next 2 months we are renovating so perhaps you can pop in and see if you like the improvements, hopefully the staff will of upped their game too :) Emma More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Had lunch with friends and was overall average. I had eggs bene and the eggs were cooked perfectly but the rest of the flavors were average. Friends had the seafood sharing platter and it was all deep fried. Nice for an average pub style meal but won't be rushing back with all the other options available in New Plymouth.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I am a regular patron of Crowded House, eating there almost every Wednesday night. Although the quality of the food can vary from week to week, I have to make mention of the fabulous service that I (and whoever is with me) receive EVERY TIME!! You are extremely lucky to have loyal, hardworking employees, especially 3 in particular. Max is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 93 - 99 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: 6467594921

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, New Zealand
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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