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“Ugly Duck - great Local Bar and Food”
Review of Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ugly Duck - great Local Bar and Food”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Modern but local qualities. Great bar atmosphere and food, restaurant and function room. Nice wines and food great value. Go Jase and team

  • Visited June 2013
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Helpful?
2 Thank Sue B
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  • English first
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English first
Cambridge, New Zealand
Level Contributor
728 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Excellent Food Ugly Duck”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Great place to visit. Excellent options on menu. I really enjoyed my dinner. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about menu

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Janr20
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Waitara
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wedding Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I had heard mention of this restaurant many times from friends and decided this is where I would take my wife of 37 years for a meal out. The dining atmosphere was nice and very relaxed. The service was excellent with a very pleasant waitress. My Scotch Fillet main was great and cooked to perfection, as was the scallop entree I had. My wife had the chicken main with melted cheese over it. Both meals had salads and chips. The menu can be found on their web site. If there was anything we could fault if we had to, would be the entree selection. If you like seafood, parmesan cheese or garlic then you are okay. Unfortunately, for my wife there was no entree in the selection that suited her. Other than that a very enjoyable meal and evening out.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Phil W
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1 review
“Dinner”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

A great meal although some of our party were not so enthusiastic.Price a lttle on the expensive side

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Graham H
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
539 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
“Fair Casual Dining, But Full Potential Not Yet Reached”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

All in all, our dining experience was not bad, yet here is a chef at a crossroads and only he/she can decide which way he/she wants to go... white pan-seared scallops need a serious tan, belly of pork needs crackling, a red wine listed as a 2007 should be a 2007 and not a 2009 (at least the guest would like an explanation/apology).
Does he/she want to take constructive criticism seriously? Who knows?

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank IgelEye
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