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Crowded House Bar & Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Barbecue, New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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93 - 99 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 4921
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10:00 - 03:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good meals at good prices. Casual pub style restaurant with TV screens on all walls. Suitable for families.

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Thank Maree B
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Maree More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 10pm from a late flight from Auckland and struggled to find anywhere open for dinner so late. Fortunately crowded house came to the rescue offering cheap pub meals and snacks late at night. Washed down with some reasonably priced beers while watching Super 15 rugby, I'd definitely recommend this bar.

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Thank iamrhys
Hamilton, New Zealand
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161 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a quick drinks . Paid at the counter and had to wait for a while . Had to go in again and reminded them . Host was apologetic , although ambience was good with tv and music in the background. We were disappointed as were told dinner stopped after 9 pm

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Thank MAILRIQ
EmmaPuletaha, Owner at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed our venue we apologize that the kitchen was closed when you were after something to eat, although our after hours menu was still available. Our kitchen is open as long as there is a steady flow of customers to cook for. We thank you for your feedback and it will definetly be discussed in our... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be alert...mon to sun specials.... Ordered fish and chips and smoked bbq chicken wings n sides... Fish we asked for pan fried instead but is bland. Chicken wings ok as lots of sauce.. We went there in sunday night which suppose to give free($5) doughnuts for every mains costing more than $25.... They never served us the doughnuts...We left after... More 

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Thank Jjasg10
EmmaPuletaha, General Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, the team is sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit with us and you feel this way. More 

Bergen, Norway
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315 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't really know where to start with this review. We were planning on eating at the Mongolian restaurant, but were quite late, and as this place looked quite lively and was a bit crowded we (I, must take the blame for that one) decided to go here instead. Unfortunately that was a mistake that would leave us hungry. First... More 

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Thank Thomas1406
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Thomas, Many thanks for your review, we are always grateful to hear feedback good (and bad). We apologise that you and your wife did not enjoy the food when you visited, we have discussed this at length with our Kitchen staff and reviewed our presentation and seasoning of the dishes in question. You are correct, sometimes kitchens have very... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The night started well with a very bubbly staff member taking my order and delivering my drink. Unfortunately the Seafood Chowder was bland and lacked seasoning. The Southern Style Chicken Burger was good though, the wait staff were slow to take away previous plates, even though the restaurant wasn't busy. Might try this place again.

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Thank mattinthehat25
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237 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, brilliant service, need I say more. It's so cool when you return to a place that you've not visited in a while and it's even better then you remember. Such a friendly atmosphere, fun and comfortable, massive Tv's and awesome decor well thought out. Fabulous menus something for everyone. Outside seating plenty of room. Out orders were filled... More 

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Thank Marlaina C
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great value for money. Had the fish sliders and they were delicious! The complimentary donut deal also went down a treat!

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Thank Michelle L
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Excellent service even though they were busy with Americarna crowds. Excellent food and great atmoshpere.

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Thank kimz120
Hamilton, New Zealand
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161 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this place , awesome food . Spacious and nice ambience . Famous for its ribs . Good place to visit . Staff could be more attentive

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Thank MAILRIQ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cuisine
Barbecue, New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 03:00
Thursday
10:00 - 03:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 - 99 Devon Street East, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?