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Marbles Buffet Restaurant

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390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
+64 6-759 9099
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6:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We come up to New Plymouth once a year, every year. We always make a point of coming to Marbles as it's always great quality food and makes for a great evening. Our trip this year was just as good as other years. They have a wonderful range of food, with seafood (huge range of different seafood that always tastes... More 

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

Thanks for joining us, and for your feedback. See you next year. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been here for 15 year so wanted to take my family along as we now live in Northland. It's a great family restaurant and the kids loved it. I thought it was a little over priced, actually it was quite expensive. $93 for an adult and 2 kids with on 2 drinks. The food was nice but quite... More 

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

Hi Warren, Thanks for joining us with your family. It's always great to have Taranaki's ambassadors back home from the winterless north! Even though we are one of the country's most popular restaurants, with a huge selection of dishes (changing nightly) on offer, the chef's station is always happy to be tested with the more adventurous palates. We'd love to... More 

Wgtn
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221 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Can only speak on behalf of the buffet breakfast and that was very good. Lots of variety and good setting.

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

Thanks for joining us for breakfast, and for your feedback. We'd love to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

The restaurant is amazing. We were staying in The Devon Hotel, but the buffet is obviously popular with locals and guest from other hotels and motels nearby. A really big selection. A fresh modern restaurant. We stuck with all the foods on display, and didn't have enough room to ask the chef to cook something to order - maybe next... More 

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

Thanks for joining us, and for your feedback. We'd love to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Beijing, China
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Chaotic atmosphere, seriously marginal food. Overpriced unless your in it for the volume. Margaritas are worst you'll find in the country.

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Thank DAH64
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi DAH64 - if your review is genuine and you did join us, please make contact. I'm incredibly proud of our team, the meals we serve, and the atmosphere here. Also, we mix lots of cocktails, but it is some considerable time since we served a margarita....there are some fabulous variations we can put together. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016

But the reception we got was strange/shocking to say the least. We were 2 guys staying in the same room at the Devon Hotel. The woman on the restaurant reception desk asked us if we were sleeping together.I found her comments rude and unnecessary. We were both embarrassed. Because of her comments i give the Marbles an overall poor rating,... More 

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

Thanks SO much for your feedback - I'm thrilled you found everything faultless, but refer to an offensive comment by one of our team. I'm so sorry! To make things worse, we've been unable to find anyone who can recall (or would allow) such offensive talk. I'd appreciate a call, so I could take appropriate action. Many thanks and regards,... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Marbles Buffet is located in the middle of The Devon Hotel. It's obviously really popular with locals. Reception booked our table when we arrived. We had a drink in the small adjoining bar before having dinner. A lovely young lady looked after us and told us all about the hotel and town. Then we went to our table. The atmosphere... More 

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1 Thank fryerfam491
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, and for joining us. I hope that next journey to New Plymouth is not too far away. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Somebody complained in these comments,about staff being in a hurry to take away their plates. I think they would be the first to complain of having used plates on their tables. The service was fairly unobtrusive and friendly, in a relaxed Kiwi way. The food choice was really exceptional. A mid week suburban buffet in a mid size town in,... More 

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

Thanks for joining us at Marbles Buffet, and here in New Plymouth, Taranaki. We'd love to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Walking into Marbles we were greeted at the counter by friendly staff who took us to our booked table. The restaurant has had an up grade since we last came. Nice clean and simple decor. A staff member came up and briefly told us about the buffet and another staff member handed out balloons to our children. It can be... More 

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1 Thank lindafearnley7
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us, and for your feedback. Hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2016

What a restaurant! We had such a great night. It was my wife's birthday and we could not have hoped for a better night. The staff were amazing. The food was sensational, but it was the staff that set this place apart from everywhere we've EVER dined! Top recommendation!!!

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1 Thank kevandbev51
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, and for joining us for your wife's birthday. We're pretty proud of our team, too!! We'd love to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $28
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand, Asian, Chinese, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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: +64 6-759 9099
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?