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Crowded House Bar & Cafe

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93 - 99 Devon Street East | Taranaki, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 4921
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (16 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
“donuts” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
93 - 99 Devon Street East | Taranaki, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for an impromptu Friday night dinner with the family. Beer selection is good and my wife was happy with her red wine. Food is standard pub food, but well priced and well portioned. We'll certainly be back.

Thank Lyndsay_NZ
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy wife, happy life 😊 We’re happy to hear that you and the family enjoyed your visit with us, thanks for coming.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service!! booked in for dinner with the kids sat down at the table indicated 25minutes later hadn’t even been offered a drink even though other tables who came in after us were being served. Waiter was more interested in making sure he looked fabulous...More

Thank corrinacarroll
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow - we are so sorry that you didn't get the service you deserve! Obviously we look into this immediately and talk to all of our staff about what happened, please know that we pride ourselves on good service and this is just an isolated...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

What a gem this place is, plenty of spacious seating friendly helpful staff. My husband had the ribs which he said were "amazing", I had the chicken burger which was juicy and delicious. Would have loved to have dessert but we were too full!, great...More

Thank 4Manz
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend the following. I had a wonderful big southern chicken and bacon meal with a pint of beer for $20.01 this was just perfect.

Thank Chris H
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Guessing you came on a Tuesday and had our Burger + Brew deal $20, glad to hear you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

Great bar to watch a big event like the boxing, I would probably book a table instead of just rocking up as there were a lot of people that didn't have seats. Bar staff were friendly and accommodating.

Thank Henare K
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Good to hear you came into watch the big fight, you are right if possible it is a good idea to book ahead of time.

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Thanks once again for the absolutely awesome meal guys! Love the chicken & bacon salad meal, love the way the staff know me so well to keep that wine glass full😊

Thank dimarshall63
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The staff are very attentive and seem keen to please. Follow up service left a little to be desired. We asked for the menu to order desert, got the menu BUT no one came to ask if we had decided what we were having.

Thank Alan G
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Alan, Many thanks for your feedback, we are sorry we let you down at the end. We will all have a chat and work on that.

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I would have given 5 stars if it weren’t for our waitress on Saturday. When asked what the specials were she drew a blank look in her face and when bringing food to the table she stood at the end and made us pass it...More

Thank Shannii
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thanks for coming to Crowded House for lunch on Saturday and we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals. Looks like we need have a refresher on some of our service techniques for our newer staff, I agree with you completely you...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

Amazing weekday deals - love it! The ribs were my favourite - would defiantly go back & back & back again :)

Thank Bianca T
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We stopped in here on a rainy evening in need of food and drink. The special were the pulled beef tacos and I could not go past them. My husband had the nachos. Really friendly staff, great atmosphere and fantastic food. Portions are generous and...More

Thank Harrigans_Travels
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We are happy to hear that you popped in here and enjoyed your meals and our friendly staff. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Naki and hope to see again soon.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 - 99 Devon Street East | Taranaki, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 4921
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Description
Crowded House, it's a local sports bar like no other in the heart of the New Plymouth CBD. Open 7 days from 10am until late the eatery menu has a wide selection of dishes to choose from brunch, lunch & dinner. The bar has an extensive range including Heineken. We LOVE sport and have plenty of screens for you to watch it all on. FREE WIFI for all of our customers too. Crowded House is just 5 minutes walk to our World famous Pukekura Park or down to the Coastal Walkway.
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