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Crowded House Bar & Eatery

$$ - $$$,
93 - 99 Devon Street East | Taranaki, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
+64 6-759 4921
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (18 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
“curly fries” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
93 - 99 Devon Street East | Taranaki, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

When you enter Crowded House it instandly feels homey and child friendly. Staff are lovely and helpful. You have a great range of food choices for adults and kids menus. Also the pricing is fair for everyone. Definetly come back again.

Thank lindafearnley7
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

So happy to hear that your mummy/daughter date was enjoyable. Thanks for your lovely comments :)

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Was after a light lunch for two so we ordered wedges to share. Waited well over 30 minutes for our meal and in that time a table of six sitting next us ordered their food after us and yet managed to get all meals delivered...More

Thank lydwilliams
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

We are very sorry to hear that you waited such a long time for your order and that the wedges were obviously not cooked correctly. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 21 July 2018

Looking for someplace different to have a memorable time over some of the most amazing food around - I know, I travel a lot. Try the ribs - it's all in the sauce - so easy to eat you could inhale them. A great place...More

Thank Doug B
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks guys, hope you enjoyed your visit on Saturday. Look forward to watching the show.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

A road trip to New Plymouth, & looking for a dinner or tea as they say. A wide choice of venues in New Plymouth,Corner House we were told had a good food. So in we went. It reminded me of a dinner pub, with booths...More

Thank Grant H
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Grant - hope you enjoyed your road trip to the Naki! Thanks for coming to Crowded House on Sunday we are glad you enjoyed everything including all of memories from the past 20 years that we have on the walls. Hope you come again :)

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Went in for lunch. Portion sizes were awesome. Definitely recommend if you’re after a good hearty meal. I got the fried chicken & bacon burger, & it was delicious!! Curly fries were super crunchy & well seasoned. Would recommend for a hearty family meal!

Thank KaitlynR161
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Ahhhh...the favourite of everyone is our Chicken and Bacon Burger! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and meals with us, and thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

After trying to find a place to eat we decided on crowded house as many other places were busy. The smoked chicken meal although cooked well was in my opinion way too smokey so I’m not sure I would order again. Partnertried and agreed it...More

Thank Sarah H
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for your review Sarah. Will have a discussion with the staff about the Smoked Chicken and pass on your comments to them.

Reviewed 14 May 2018 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 & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

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

Reviewed 5 May 2018 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 & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

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 & Eatery, 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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