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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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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We called in for coffee and decided to have some lunch while we were there. The ribs were exceptional. The meat was so tender that it literally fell off the bones and the flavour was superb. I considered the ribs as the best ribs in town.Wedges were great too. Shame however that the large sized coffee seems to have been... More 

Thank Sharron G
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Went up to the bar, and the female staff member ignored us for 30 seconds with a sour look on her face. Went to the other side of the bar and got ignored by the male staff member, who after serving the couple before us seemed to be more interested in attempting to count his money. We went to Joes... More 

Thank Piwakawaka19
EmmaPuletaha, Owner at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Anna, We are very sorry that you felt both our staff members ignored you, obviously that is the last thing we want our staff to be doing. We are very sorry this was your experience at Crowded House. Regards Emma More 

Newark, California
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Everytime we visit service has alway been prompt and the staff are always friendly and check back. Our meals today were perfect as ordered and we will have no hesitation in returning in the future.

Thank kiwiman13
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great friendly staff. The person who served me was a local so we got chatting about some good places to go visit and things to do in the region. Me and a friend got Large Ribs and it was brought out on a massive plank of wood. Great food. Would dine again!

1 Thank Jack R
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit here for dinner, menu was good and very good options, they did cater well for our friend who was gluten free. I ordered half rack ribs and got another one free, pulled the bones right out the stack! there was a bit of a brawl going on outside which gave us a bit of a worry but... More 

Thank QuinKiwi
Stratford, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Took the kids into town to have a look at the cars, bikes etc... very good night road closed off so was super safe for children - had dinner was amazing as always

Thank subwaystratford
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had the Rumpsteak and Chicken Burger. Both pretty average with the steak not done to order. Service good. Pretty full when we got there on rugby night. Average pub experience.

Thank chicki0626
Whangarei, New Zealand
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Early afternoon, not overly hungry but need a drink and a light bite while I catch up on a bit of reading. A nice cold Heiny followed by some beer battered scallops, with a couple of glasses of Chardonnay. Great staff, reasonable prices and good atmosphere... I shall return!

Thank Chaz258
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were a group of 3 families, the service we received from the female staff from the moment we requested 3 tabs for our table was the worst we have ever had, you would think we had asked for the impossible. The female waitresses made no effort to hide their snide remarks, when we went to pay our accounts they... More 

1 Thank inky-deb
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Cafe & sports bar, catering to the young, drunk & wanting a fight even the bouncers. Nice food during the day tho.

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

Hey AwesomePaul, We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit at Crowded House in the evening. More 

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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$27
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?