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“Nice family lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar
Price range: US$11 - US$25
Cuisines: New Zealand, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice family lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Went with the family last weekend. All our meals were delicious. Some errors with the ordering but quickly fixed without hassle . Nice cosy atmosphere. Will return as the food alone was enough to bring us back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank mosscopeekotrain
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

91 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
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Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Casual Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

four of us turned up on monday night 7.30 with out booking greated by friendly profesional staff
all had different meals Lamb shanks,samon and two different steaks all enjoyed meals Steaks were a tad under done for what was ordered but great all the same waiting time was good. clean and pleasent decore.
will definitly eat here again

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Pete A
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1 review
“Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Eggs bennie/burgers/chicken...all well presented but the big test is taste. Fantastic!!... The staff were great..all smiles and the food came well before the usual starvation wait we have endured in other places. They want to feed you, not fill you with alcohol. Changed menu to suit individual tastes as well..primo!!!!

Helpful?
Thank 503blairm
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Shanghai Region, China
Level Contributor
76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Dinner at "Ugly Duck"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed on campsite near the ugly duck and choose the place from the walking distance. The interior is ordinary like country site and you feel like near your home in pub. The waiter very friendly and took the time with us. We sit on the restaurant side where the menu are spoken to you (quite small) means also easy choice.... After all we got a very delicious meal and a good wine for reasonable money. If you like to enjoy home style cooking go there and try.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank hyper64
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dinner”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

My meal did not impress me. It was expensive for a pub venue, and I did not receive food as stated in the menu. (The vegetables were definitely not nice, or as described).
I mentioned this when paying at the bar, and my request to tell the chef was not well received.
The room is very ordinary for the price of the food, and you have to make your way through all the people standing at the bar in order to get to the toilets.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Babs10072
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