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Crowded House Bar & Cafe Restaurant

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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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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Great location - maybe having off day in kitchen, food lacked interest and fettucine was only barely warm - when pointed out offered discount on meals and free drinks - so good on them will go back

Thank Kate O
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Service was slow and the burgers overpriced. Would not recommend to my friends.

Thank Darkside247
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2012

A group of us went here on the day after new years day. The service was awful and the food wasn't flash either. Only 2 of the 8 of us that dined were completely happy with or meals. (burger & shanks) The staff weren't very friendly and the service they provided was poor. Oh and we were stung with a... More 

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New Zealand
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2011

Average every-day menu, but friendly atmosphere and fast service even when extra busy, a sign of good management. Best among the fast-food category.

Thank nevl
Woodway, Texas
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2011

But, you know, it is crowded! I loved the location, it was only a short walk back to our hotel (The Devon) so we didn't feel too guilty indulging in a few beers.

Thank Cmwings31
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209 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2011

Great beer, super food and its not a rip off. A must visit when in New Plymouth.

Thank headgreenkeeper
New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2011

This place fails in every respect. Poor service with unfriendly staff. Poor menu with no menu flexibility and poor staff knowledge. Billboard outside offered specials but none of these were available and we were not told this. Very overpriced hamburgers and fries. Will never go back.

Thank CK K
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2011

I'm not sure what this place is like when there are no Rugby World Cup games in town, but we went there after the Ireland v USA game and it was a madhouse. They were clearly unprepared for the waves of rugby fans who swarmed the City when the game was done. Very crowded, only able to get one drink... More 

Thank dubhlann
Newport, Vermont
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140 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

We went to the Crowded House for there was nothing close-by, which attracted us. The food, I had battered fish, was good but nothing spectacular. Prices are rather on the high-end of the spectrum but the quality is good. The service is efficient and friendly, however, I don't know how this place is in the summer, we went there in... More 

Thank Peter O
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Reviewed 29 July 2008

We had lunch here with the kids it was really nice nothing spectacular.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Barbecue, New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?