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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
10:00 - 03:00
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1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The food was amazing. Atomsphere was good as well. But from what we really liked was the friendliness of our waitress, it was liked we had known her for years. Lovely 'cheeky' personality fast and reliable.And thats what we think makes a 'dinner out nite' reall fantastic is the waitress, if you have a grumpy expressionless waitress/waiter then it brings... More 

Thank Lesley J
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Came in for dinner, me and my husband both had the sliders (Lamb & Fish), which were great. The only negative was my husband’s dessert – he ordered an Ice Cream sundae, and there was more topping and cream than there was ice cream – once the rest of the sundae was finished, there was still enough topping left that... More 

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

Thank you for your review we really like hearing your feedback :) and thanks for visiting Crowded House. I am sorry to hear that you felt there wasn't enough ice-cream in your Sundae, I will let the chef know your thoughts. Regards Emma More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Came in for dinner with the family, kids loved it as they got offered colouring pages and crayons so that kept them happy. Kids meals were perfect size. Lots of options for the adults and smaller options for the ones who don't eat as much like me...PS those pork belly sliders are amazing! Definitely recommend! Those crowdy blocks are pretty... More 

Thank Barbzhoops
EmmaPuletaha, Public Relations Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Barbzhoops, Wrapped to hear you and the family enjoyed your visit to Crowded House. Thanks for your great review the team really appreciate it. Regards Emma More 

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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for a snack for dinner and found a cool sportsbar with real good food, friendly staff and an nice atmosphere. There was a quiz night going on which was, baseball on some screens and people just relaxing and enjoying themselves. This is the right place if you're going for that kind of place. We liked it.

1 Thank Earthling42
EmmaPuletaha, Owner at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Earthling42, Nice to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and thanks for your review it is much appreciated. Regards Emma More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great bar, awesome staff! So friendly and helpful, delicious meal as well A++ will definitely be coming back to crowdy some time soon

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

Awesome Lauren, thanks for your great feedback! More 

1 review
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

After the movies we have on a regular basis gone to Crowded House for dinner which has always been very good. Unfortunately this was Not the case last night. We ordered 10 meals, two of which were beef nachos. They were tepid to cold. Both meals were returned to the kitchen for reheating, and they came out colder, if that... More 

1 Thank Corinne C
EmmaPuletaha, Owner at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Corrinne, We are so very sorry that you had an awful experience. Please please give us a call on 067594921 ask for Kerry or email myself emma@crowdedhouse.co.nz as we must get more information about this. We really value your custom and your feedback and would be grateful if you do get in touch. Regards Emma More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Been here a few times now when we have visited New Plymouth. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. Food is great and we've never had to wait long. Kids got colouring paper and felts to keep them occupied.

Thank vickystevens43
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a dinner and didn't end up leaving till closing well mannered fun staff and excellent food. Can't wait to come back again!

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

Awesome to hear - thanks Tracey! More 

1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Went here tonight for after dinner coffee and dessert, ordered a caramel CrowdyBlock as an alternative to a birthday cake, not sickly sweet, and the caramel is nice and runny not too sweet and not thick goopy rubbish. Crowdy Blocks are the best chocolate 🍫 he loved that it came with a cleaver on a chopping board so he could... More 

Thank Kelli S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Come here all the time, always great food and amazing service. Always spot on with my annoying Soy latte vanilla extra shot coffee order! Best place for a hangover cure...

Thank Leah F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Barbecue, New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
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?