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Marbles Buffet Restaurant

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Seafood, New Zealand, Chinese, Gluten Free, Japanese, Asian
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390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
6467599099
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6:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 am
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Dining will never be the same after your experience the magic of a night at...
Dining will never be the same after your experience the magic of a night at Marbles Buffet. A huge variety, the choice will bewilder. Freshly baked breads, seafood, carvery, flavours from around the world a fabulous array of desserts, cheeses... The food is unbelievable, but the atmosphere needs to be experienced to be believed. Book now, and experience the magic of Marbles!
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Improved Decor

Finally the decor has been changed from the old outdated pirate theme and they have smart colours and modern up to date fittings. The food is now presented in a far better and cleaner way and kept filled as the evening goes on. We have made 4 visits there since the change in the decor and fittings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Phil W
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Waitara
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Finally the decor has been changed from the old outdated pirate theme and they have smart colours and modern up to date fittings. The food is now presented in a far better and cleaner way and kept filled as the evening goes on. We have made 4 visits there since the change in the decor and fittings, but there is... More 

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Thank Phil W
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Phil W, Thanks for joining us, and for your feedback. I'm glad you like our revamp. We'll keep an eye (and ear) on music volumes. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went back to Marbles for the second time. This time I took my parents. They absolutely loved it so much. It was very clean. The buffet had a huge variety of dishes from seafood (especially loved the oysters), Different varieties of cheeses, Asian, Indian, roast meat, veges done in different ways, Mongolian, salads, plenty of choice for kids as well... More 

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Thank Meri E
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Meri E, Thanks for joining us. We hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter & Rosemary Tennent More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Back in town. We had already discovered Marbels, and enjoyed coming back. We stayed in The Devon Hotel too.

Helpful?
Thank GLStravel
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and continued support. Kind regards, Peter & Rosemary Tennent More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Back again, and just as good if not better. We love this place - friendly staff, great food. Highest recommendation!

Helpful?
Thank NGM2014A
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, and for joining us. Appreciated. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buffet is a real find. Great selection. Well presented. Friendly staff. Funky décor with a local bent. Thoroughly recommended. For visitors it's a must!

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Thank GMan516
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to marbles on new years eve before we headed to a party. Food was about what I expected. Really didn't enjoy been sat so close to another couple that we felt like we were intruding on their dinner, it was almost like been sat at their table despite 2 empty couples tables to the left. We ended up eating... More 

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Thank Amanda J
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Amanda J, Thanks for your feedback and for joining us. I'm sorry we didn't know there was another empty table you would have loved to move to on the night, but appreciate you taking the trouble to give that feedback now. Our regular diners have their favourite tables - quiet with a level of intimacy, close to the pool,... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, and good setting. Much of the food can be bought from takeaway shops for a fraction of the price. The buffet lacked attention to flavour. The dessert was good

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Thank isotoped n
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review from last September, whist Marbles was closed for renovations. I'm glad you enjoyed the temporary location. In addition to the work of our kitchen brigade Marbles Buffet has chefs cooking out on the buffet who delight in tweaking dishes to your specific tastes. We'd love to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined as a couple in this popular local restaurant. We were staying in the hotel (that's great too). Lots of choices. Friendly bubbly staff. It's a big restaurant, but we felt private in our table. I would recommend any visitor to New Plymouth to allocate at least one night to Marbles Bufet - you will not be disappointed.

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1 Thank CVR1505
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us. We hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit every year for my daughters birthday and are never disappointed. However this time as wonderful as the food was, the service let us down. Well below part from other years

Helpful?
Thank Jason E
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us, and for your feedback. I will follow through with our team. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great selection of different ethnic foods from around the world including traditional roasts from New Zealand. Something for everyone.

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1 Thank Terese462
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, and for joining us. Kind regards, Peter and Rosemary Tennent More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: 6467599099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 27
  • Cuisine: Seafood, New Zealand, Chinese, Gluten Free, Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Dining will never be the same after your experience the magic of a night at Marbles Buffet. A huge variety, the choice will bewilder. Freshly baked breads, seafood, carvery, flavours from around the world a fabulous array of desserts, cheeses... The food is unbelievable, but the atmosphere needs to be experienced to be believed. Book now, and experience the magic of Marbles!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 am
Monday
6:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?