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All 115 New Plymouth Restaurants

Crowded House Bar & Cafe

93 - 99 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 759 4921
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Ranked #53 of 115 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited Crowded House Bar & Cafe at lunchtime today. Food was delicious, and service welcoming. Fish & Chips and lovely salad, young great nephews had Scallops, everything was beautifully cooked. Thank you, we will return

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

my husband and I went there on Friday 2 January - very average food, but service OK. I also understand this was a public holiday but nowhere was the 15% surcharge advertised. I ordered the nachos - hardly any beef, no beans in the nachos, ice-cold chunks of tomato for the salsa and hardly any cheese. most of the plate... More 

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

Hi Jayjay, I am sincerely sorry that your experience at Crowded House wasn't up to our usual standard. It sounds like everything went wrong that day. I have spoken with the kitchen staff and they have asked me to apologise on their behalf. Just to let you know that we do advertise our surcharge down the bottom of all our... More 

Wellington
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Ate here just as it was opening at 10.15, everywhere else was full so we thought we'd give it a go. We had the breakfast and the curly fries - not quite sure if it's an order at the front or wait for the waitress as there was a bit of both going on from other customers - the curly... More 

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went to Crowdy last night and its wasn't as good as it normally is. My friends had the Seafood chowder and said there wasn't a lot of seafood in it. Another friend had the Pesto crunch chicken which again looked like it just had some tomatoes smeared thinly on it and it wasn't advertised as Tomatoe pesto just pesto... More 

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

Sorry to hear that all 3 meals weren't up to their usual standard, as you said yourself our meals are usually very good. I will be passing on your review to the chefs this morning, and I am sure they will get to the bottom of what happened. We hope that you can give us one more go :) Emma More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Just attempted to have lunch at Crowded House New Plymouth. Incredibly disappointed as we have spent lots of money here in the past. We ordered our lunch two adult meals and one child's meal plus drinks. After waiting over an hour for our meal we asked how far away it would be. The waitress replied oh whoops the ticket didn't... More 

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

I am sorry about our mistake of not putting your order through to the kitchen when you came in for lunch. I am sorry that her lack of basic customer service made your lunch an awful experience, I know the wait staff are usually good on this point but obviously in your case they let their team and you down.... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We arrived after 9.30 and had a very average meal after the movies. Service was prompt as the bar was almost empty. Not a recommended meal time.

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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

With having recent luncheon I found the staff and management very pleasant, Food was equally good. Great place for a social meal

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Food was awesome! Service was great, very expedient and courteous. Atmosphere was relaxed, had kids with us and didn't feel out of place. Would definitely go again!!!

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

Woohoo, that is awesome to hear. Glad the kids and you felt comfortable and thanks a lot for your review. I have already posted it on the Staffs' Facebook page :) Emma More 

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We recently went to Crowded House with a group of 8 people. Although we were shown our table quickly, we had to ask for service. The food was of a high standard and there is plenty to choose from larger meals to even lighter cabinet food. The coffees were good, but again we had to get out of our seats... More 

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

Hi Karen, On the positive side we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals at Crowded. However, I am very sorry to hear that the service was not up to our usual standards. I assure you that customer service is high on my priorities and I will discuss this with our staff and hopefully they will learn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

had dinner after the movies .... the meals here are always made very good and there no bad meals ive had here yet

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

Thanks Jared :) More 

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Additional Information about Crowded House Bar & Cafe

Address: 93 - 99 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
Phone Number: (06) 759 4921
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

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