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“EAT ALL YOU WANT AND NORMALLY TOO MUCH” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marbles Buffet Restaurant

Marbles Buffet Restaurant
390 Devon Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 759 9099
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Ranked #32 of 108 Restaurants in New Plymouth
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Waitara
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“EAT ALL YOU WANT AND NORMALLY TOO MUCH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have dined at Marbles many times before, and what surprised me this last time, was they catered for gluten free diners big time. They can dine on as much food as the rest of the patrons with gluten free at every buffet food presentation they had. Normally Pacific Oysters are abundant but this time there was none, but hey, with all the other seafood available, one still dined happily. If staying in New Plymouth, this is a must do. Be careful though that you do not get seated tooclose to any birthday parties as they are well known for ensuring the birthday person gets a real treat with sing and dance.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thanks Phil - we appreciate your support.
Cheers,
Peter Tennent
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wellington
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great Buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The buffet meal at Marbles is outstanding, but perhaps a little overpriced. There is a very wide selection in all areas, especially in the dessert section. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and it is always clean and tidy. Would definately recommend especially for children as well.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thanks Anna - we appreciate the feedback.
Best wishes,
Peter Tennent
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“Decent food, but costly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

As I mentioned in my review of the hotel, the evening buffet was a decent but pricey experience. They do have a wide range of foods, both hot, cold, and sweets. Many seafood choices as well, including muscles. Side salad selection was also varied, with several choices. The staff was friendly, and quickly got me a drink and took away dirty plates.

I felt the value for $40 was averge, at best. Food was decent, but not outstanding. Looking back on it, I probably would have better enjoyed a traditional dinner. Certainly not a bad experience, and quite a range of special foods (e.g. gluten free) as well. So they do try and accomodate a range of eating requirements, which is nice.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Hi Derek,
Thanks for the feedback.
As the regions most popular restaurant, our chef and his team include a large selection of treats, and make changes every night. i'm glad you enjoyed our buffet, but dissappointed some your your traditional favourites were not on offer.
Next time you may like to check out the food on offer in The Rocks, or our 24 hour menus - all good value, and pretty tempting.
Thanks,
Peter Tennent
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“disappoointing...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

compared to the quality and value of the hotel itself, we found the buffeet to be disappointing, it was noisy, the food very average, cold and bland. Could have been much nicer for the cost

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Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thanks for the feedback. I'm thrilled you and the family enjoyed your stay with us here in Taranaki. But, I'm dissappointed we didn't exceed all expectations with your dinner in Marbles Buffet.
Our chef and his team offer a huge selection with changes each night. Please let me (or one of our team) know next time you are with us, and some of your favourite dishes (or your teenagers) and our kitchen brigade will do their best to ensure those treats are included.
Many thanks,
Peter Tennent
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“Becoming a tradition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Our family loves its annual pilgrimage to the New Plymouth lights and part of the tradition is a Buffett at Marbles. The food is good and plentiful and the kids especially love the desserts. The staff are outstanding and really make this a treat. It can be pricey, but lots of motels etc will provide discount cards which end up making it quite an economical treat. Thanks again Marbles, see you again next year :)

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Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thanks for the feedback. We hope to see you on your next vist to Taranaki.
Many thanks,
Peter Tennent
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