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93 - 99 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 759 4921
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
Great Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
SirHelen
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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English first
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great fresh fish and chips. Friendly staff and proud sponsor of Taranaki Rugby! Great spots bar in the heart of NP.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We live out in Oakura and never hesitate to spend the time to come to crowded! Always have awesome service and a beautiful hot coffee. The usual morning staff: Luke, Paige and Hannah,always greet us with a smile. Good work Crowdy keep it up!

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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: (06) 759 4921
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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