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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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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I don't know what it is about me that can't get served in this place I stand quietly among the people waiting to be served, waiting my turn and I might as well be invisible. Not once, not in one year, but every time I've ever visited I've struggled to be acknowledged let alone served by the bar staff. I'm... More 

Thank Flash2004
EmmaPuletaha, Manager at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Flash2004, This is so disappointing to hear that it has happened to you, let alone every time you come in to Crowded House. We are frequently training the staff on acknowledging every person that walks in the door and usually they are very good at it. On behalf of the staff we would like to offer our sincere apologies for... More 

Darwin, Australia
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We went here with another couple. Friendly staff, quick drinks service, but the food was not flash. I see so many good reviews on this page about the food, so maybe we had an off day for food. Steak sandwiches were very plain with tough steak. The full cooked breakfast was only bacon and eggs with toast. Good place for... More 

Thank nztraveller134
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

An amazing dining experience in what is an exquisitely revamped building. A 10/10 stunner covered in tattoos served me what I can only describe as the single most life changing meal of ribs ever. Great value for money, best hazelnut mocha I've ever had. Absolutely would recommend to anyone with ears!

Thank BambiCuddles69
Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

My husband and I stopped here for a drink as we spent all day riding from Napier. The staff were helpful and had great service. The meals were fantastic. Size of meals were great as my husband is a big eater.

Thank cherie2014
EmmaPuletaha, Owner at Crowded House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Cherie, Thanks for your feedback, we love hearing great things about our staff :) Regards Emma More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Spent a peaceful hour or so eating here alone in the evening. Staff were so helpful and food and drink were great. Good for an informal night. It's a Sports bar with music, relaxed and family friendly.

Thank Nikki K
Waipukurau, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

After spending 5hrs at the Museum we wanted a nice meal. We got it at Crowded House Bar & Cafe. Our meal was really tasty and washed down with a beer and a coffee. Very well priced and pleasant staff.

Thank Sandrabelgrove
Masterton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Need I say more! The best place to go to watch any major sporting event with their massive projector. Happy staff, and reasonably priced drinks. Turns into a club at about 11 on the weekends.

Thank Nutbeam1304
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2016

If you want a big meal this is the place to go. The burgers are amazing with good flavour. Good friendly service but they could of been a little faster in bringing the food out as it was not busy.

Thank 22Zoe
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Wow new menu is such an improvement. Haven't been here in a long time and after tonight I'll be going back soon! Excellent service and loved the food. Shame we were too full to try dessert.

Thank TracyandShaun
1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The steak was verry nice. When I was there there was the box fight on TV, the people where nice to be talk with. #Friendly

Thank Ricardo P

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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?