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

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Lunch with friends

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
mosscopeekotrain
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I always forget crowded house does meals. We ventured in last week for lunch with our 2 year old. The establishment was busy but had lots of spare room and a good atmosphere. We ordered two different meals and drinks. I would have like to have seen more cabinet food as there was only about 3 choices at 1 pm.... More 

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

Hey Lizzie, Thank you for your review, good or bad we like to hear about it. My apologies for the lack of service you received it is something we are constantly working on. I will show the staff this review as I do all of them and cross my fingers with a lot more training we improve! Regards Emma More 

Roseville, California
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There are so many wonderful places to eat in New Plymouth I was disappointed we wasted time here. The food was tasteless, the service was uninterested and it took forever. The only attractive feature of the place is a basketball hoop in the middle of the dining room where patrons are encouraged to play and knock over as many objects... More 

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

Hi Jessica, My apologies on behalf of the team, there's not much else I can say. I hope your trip to Taranaki was enjoyable. Regards Emma More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We dine with friends regularly here for the popular quiz night and always receive friendly service, good meals from a great menu and enjoy the atmosphere. We recommend this bar and café for a casual but satisfying evening meal at good prices. We're always amazed that waiter Azz remembers our choice of refreshments without having to ask!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I recently ate here for the first time in years with a group of friends. I found the food delicious, i had the chicken bacon and avocado salad and apple crumble for desert. We had a bit of trouble getting service or even the attention of the waitresses to the point of getting our own menus and thinking we were... More 

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

Thank you for your review, it is really appreciated. Great to hear that you enjoyed your food and will hopefully visit us again. To be honest your right our staff do need to 'step it up' in regards to service and trust me we have been actively helping them with customer service but sometimes it must fall on deaf ears.... More 

NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We have made a habit of calling in for dinner after a day out on our Harley Davidson: Max, the duty-manager on a Sunday afternoon, is very friendly and warm. He has come to recognise we generally end up there on a Sunday, late afternoon, and always pauses for a chat and a catch-up.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Popped in for lunch with the folks. Meals fine, large portions and came out fairly quickly. No issues and on the main street.

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Famagusta, Famagusta, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just as good as first time. Food good, service excellent atmosphere good. Lots of sport if you like watching it, but not too loud if you don't.

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Additional Information about Crowded House Bar & Cafe

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

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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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