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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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Great restaurant to go for a nice dinner or a drink with mates. Our family comes here quite often for a nice meal or a drink. I would recommend Crowdy to anyone wanting a nice meal in an awesome atmosphere. Staff are very very helpful and are always friendly and kind. Only thing stopping me from rating five stars is... More 

Thank eth_griff
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Popped in the a couple of nights before we were leaving to watch the rugby. We had a few drinks and the atmosphere was great. We saw the food coming out as we were sitting there and thought gosh we better come here for our last meal. Which we did, the meal was great and the servings were huge. The... More 

Thank Hayleigh E
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We celebrated our oldest son's birthday. The restaurant was not busy and all staff standing near the entrance were pleasant and friendly.The table we had asked for, when we booked, was still busy, so our party was re-directed to another table which as not so comfortable. Our meal order was taken, and then a second waitress took our drinks order.The... More 

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

Hi John, Thanks for your feedback. We apologise for the not having the table ready for you when you came in especially as you had booked it. In regards to the food not being up to our usual standard as you stated in your review, our team in the kitchen would like to offer you their apologies. I'm sure you... More 

Hawera, New Zealand
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick visit with the parents while in New Plymouth. The food was good, the service was great! The lad who served us, the name escapes me, was a cheerful guy. The potato sharing thing was nice. Maybe less Salsa on it. Seemed like a massive pile of salsa. My gripes were the music was too loud... More 

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

Hiya, Thanks for your review, love hearing it and sharing with the team. I checked the bathroom and found that the fly spray dispenser was empty, we are sorry for not noticing sooner. All fixed now. We will also discuss ambience with our staff so in the future the music level as at the correct level. Regards Emma More 

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

The meal was great so much food and it was good food. The staff were lovely and friendly. They had a massive screen to watch the game it was awesome. Throughly recommend. Reasonably priced also

Thank kls2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Visiting family and have been here before, so knew we could get a nice meal. The waitress service was quick and friendly. We had chips, potato skins and a chicken burger; all of which were good and tasty. Lots of variety on the menu means we'll go back again.

Thank acoton
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We went to dinner last night. I had the wings with southwest dressing, the wife had potato skins and daughter curly fries. The cider was awesome. Service was great.

Thank Jason E
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Went to the pub quiz with my son who is part of a team who visit every week. The quiz was very different to ones I have been to on the UK. I found some questions almost impossible to answer as the were purely about New Zealand. The pub was clean beer fine and the staff friendly.

Thank Michael C
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Best ribs we have had in ages, serving was more than enough for the two of us and we were unable to finish it. Great dining experience with lovely friendly staff. Awesome lunch thanks guys, see you again soon.

Thank BHodson
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Got quite disappointed when their menu was changed but the new menu seem to be good. Their ribs tho was too spicy for my liking but they cater to guests request when asked not to make it spicy. Came here to watch special sports show that goes with food/menu special. Highly recommend the place!

Thank andzkg

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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, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, 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?