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“This is a bar, not a restaurant......” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Crowded House Bar & Cafe

Crowded House Bar & Cafe
93 - 99 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 759 4921
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Ranked #60 of 123 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“This is a bar, not a restaurant......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

......so it shouldn't be reviewed as one. People who complain that it is noisy should go to a restaurant. We like the lively atmosphere and the friendly and helpful staff. We usually call in for a free drink on a Friday and we like to go to watch rugby matches on the big screen sometimes. Food is ok - better than most bar/pub food and they often have good deals on.
I really want to give this 3 1/2 stars because it is better than "average" but not quite up to "very good".

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Average sums it up”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Went there for lunch this week with friends. Had vegetarian nachos which was basic. Others had the calamari which were small portions and nothing to write home about . Service friendly but my tap poured beer was served to me with big pink lipstick marks on the rim which was gross. Made me question how clean they were in the rest of the place?
Wouldn't return :o(

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Such a shame that the meals here let this great Pub down, the service is slow and usually have to call for service, have given this place a few trys with the food in case it was a one off but alas it wasn't, food was very salty, over greasy smelt like day old chip fat, again a shame because its a great place for a drink

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“SPORTS BAR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

vERY POPULAT SPORTS BAR / FAMILY RESTAURANT BAR , MODERN , CENTRAL NEW PLYMOUTH ..

Very good Menu over and above your normal sports bar food .. popular during the Winter Rugby season , close to the Movie Theatre .

Reccommend Ruth New Plymouth

Visited December 2011
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice surroundings and right in town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The surroundings are nice and comfortable but the food can be a bit expensive. At times it can be quite noisy which doesn't always make a nice relaxing meal with friends.

Visited November 2011
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