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Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar

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New Zealand, Bar, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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601 Devon St | Fitzroy, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 7592084
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bar and restaurant is conveniently sited just off the main street, with plenty of parking. It is a 'local' so be prepared for clients of all shapes and sizes! Bar food is offered and appears to be a selection of deep fried offerings. Nevertheless, bar patrons looked like they were enjoying themselves. Our dinner was more formal, and the... More 

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New Zealand
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Decided on the spur of the moment to go out for a meal. The Ugly Duck bar meals are great so was just what I was feeling like, their restaurant meals are also great but I wasn't wanting something too rich or expensive.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Having dined here a number of times now I find I recommend this restaurant as the top choice for New Plymouth diners. From the friendly staff to the lovely meals it makes a relaxing satisfying night out. Hats off to the chefs and staff as a whole.

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Thank teachernan
Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

thought I had already found the Breakfast of the year , But what a Breakfast served at the Ugly Duck , this would beat any I have had throught the world , arrived late so Brunch time with our Family ( they had raved about the Ugly Duck) , so felt we will give it a go , fully booked... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Jase and his team at the Ugly Duck are a bunch of troopers. Classy environment, great service and a simple but quality menu choice. This place is always reliable. Its not hard to be a loyal patron. Often it's just the two of us but it's our go to for bigger family occasions too. We organised a family members 80th... More 

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Thank wertreid
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have been to this restaurant a few times now and can honestly say I have never had a bad meal - or service for the matter!

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Thank shazb7
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We had a bar meal which was tasty, hearty and affordable. A little confusing with what is available, with wait staff not on the same 'brief' for the evening.

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Thank D0rzy
Judgeford, null, New Zealand
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Our group of 8 guys away on a golf trip decided to spend a few hours on a Saturday night having a beer and watching the rugby. The venue is nice and the beers selection was fine. What let it down was the bar platter was just fried food, nothing fresh or green on the $40 platters that we ordered... More 

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New Zealand
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Went to the Ugly for a few Friday night drinks ended up having dinner there. Dinner was lovely although the waitress was a bit of a smart alec to one of those dining with me and this wasn't appreciated. I believe the owner will be hearing about it.

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Thank TripMember06052015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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167 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were a group of 20 motorcyclists staying near by and we arrived without any reservations, more by chance than anything. We found that the restaurant was fully booked for a function, but that basic bar food, burgers and pretty much anything deep fried was still available. After a long day on the bikes, we were happy to take what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $25
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Devon St | Fitzroy, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 7592084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?