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The Hour Glass

49 Liardet Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 2299
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (65 reviews)
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Bar, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49 Liardet Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a recommendation and it was great. We were late (8:15) since we were unaccustomed to this NZ practice of restaurants closing early. The staff here set this place apart. The bartender was fabulous. I was unfamiliar with local beers so he let...More

1  Thank Telkontar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came highly recommended for great tapas and beer. Only the beer lived up to that! Tapas were no better than pubfood!

Thank ingerplinger1
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We booked ahead and just as well as our table was the last free one. The focus is on small plates and the selection we made was excellent with one reservation. The haloumi with its accompaniments was absolutely delicious, as were the marinated mozzarella balls....More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Chat to friends at the end of the week. Dine on either the Tapas in Bar menu or in the restaurant for dinner. A large selection of Wines, Beer, Cocktails and Spirits. Enjoy being welcomed by the owners/operators. Swap a great book you've just read...More

1  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Good selection of Tapas courses which change regularly and a good selection of boutique beers including bottles and tap. Busy Friday after work.

1  Thank t0mgrace
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to go for romantic dinner or to socialise - environment food staff all top class - one of my favourite go to places .....

1  Thank jetcharm2
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Would definitely recommend, very long beer/wine list, excellent ambience, service and food. Went with my wife (who's celiac/Gluten Free) and this is a Must visit for any celiac, who enjoys Tapas as there's a huge variety of GF Tapas, delicious ones as well. Kudos to...More

1  Thank Mario A
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Huge selection of craft beers, wines and bubbles. The tapas menu is fabulous & the atmosphere great. Shame we are leaving New Plymouth tomorrow.

1  Thank SueandN1
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic bar/restaurant, great atmosphere wonderfully friendly helpful staff, brilliant selection of wines and craft beers. Menu selection was great quite a few different dishes to choose from. There was 5 in our party so we had a good verity of dishes. Spent several leisurely hours...More

1  Thank Keith W
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Found Hour Glass after searching on TA for pub with craft beer. These guys have an awesome selection of crafties and do really good tapas. Cool atmosphere, he Mrs and I will defo come back. I had the ‘Lemming’ APA which was v good.

1  Thank Mat B
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Kevin R
29 May 2018|
Response from Morris W | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. Most restaurants are open Sundays, it is usually Monday or Tuesday that places are closed. Book though as it is a holiday weekend.
Katie B
6 March 2017|
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Response from PamJ696 | Reviewed this property |
no you have to go through the restaurant to get to the outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Liardet Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 2299
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