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Manou's Cafe & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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5 Ocean View Parade | next to Happy Chaddy’s Charters, New Plymouth 4033, New Zealand (Formerly Pipi)
+64 6-757 4322
08:00 - 20:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at Manou's on many occasions, it used to fairly good, but the last couple of times the place has been dirty and understaffed, and the food has been poor. When paying good money for a meal, I expect good quality ingredients, eg - streaky bacon, not stringy shoulder bacon. The kids meals and drinks were well over... More 

Thank AllinBluff
Sedgefield, South Africa
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After you've been on Chaddy's cruise this is an obvious place to get refreshment, because it's right next door. But Manou's is really worth a visit even if you don't. When your meal arrives, you will drool just looking at it and the chips served are perfect. Obviously, sea food is emphasised but we were a party of six and... More 

Thank 783mikey
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best pan fried scallops I ever had was here. It was delicious, good quantity and very well presented.The feta pieces and the greens were tasty accompaniments. The fries were perfect brownish and crisp. Can't find any fault with this dish. The service was good and quick. The location and the views from the cafe fantastic. My visit... More 

Thank Samuel M
Auckland, New Zealand
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95 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not many restaurants in New Plymouth that have a view. We chose to eat down at the port to enjoy the sunset which is always nice in New Plymouth. It was warm enough for us to take one of the outdoor tables. The food was good. I had scallops, and they were nice. My friend was pretty happy... More 

Thank Hannah P
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so the food wasn't terrible, but have had been here other times and the food quality hadn't been great, I don't feel it is the chefs problem but more lack of quality fresh ingredients. The filth is what got me! We were handed dirty (very dirty) glasses and Luke warm tap water. The tables were so sticky! There were... More 

1 Thank familyfuntimes2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, the menu was pretty basic but with lots of options. Good, uncomplicated burgers (I had lamb moroccan) and perfect for the dining environment. Casual and chilled out however, this shouldn't come through in the service. A bit slow, needed to ask for a lot of things like condiments, servettes and unfortuntely clean cutlery... eekkk! Serving staff seemed a little... More 

Thank Kyle M
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dirty glasses and plates, seafood chowder tasted like it had been made with a Maggi soup mix - which turned out to be quite accurate since large tubs of Maggi flavoring could be seen in the kitchen. There are many great places to eat in NP, this wasn't one of them.

1 Thank Paul L
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Great location, coffee fantastic, we had prawns in garlic and lemon, scallops and Greek salad, looked fantastic but the seafood wasn't good, both me and my daughter were soooo Ill for 24 hours after eating here. Never again😖

Thank Sandra B
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee in the morning and a beer in the afternoon during our bike ride Was great to sit outside on the deck and take in the activity on the harbour. Service was quick and friendly on both occasions

Thank GM007_1
Perth, Australia
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53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Manou's restaurant is on Ocean drive Moturoa, just a short drive out of New Plymouth. We enjoyed very good seafood in a really relaxing rustic atmosphere on the waterfront. Manou is a nice guy and is most hospitable. Recommended, Aussies give it a try.

Thank westoz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Ocean View Parade | next to Happy Chaddy’s Charters, New Plymouth 4033, New Zealand (Formerly Pipi)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-757 4322
Hi from Manou's cafe& restaurant Come and Join Us Manou's cafe& restaurant is situated in one of New Plymouth's most interesting and beautiful settings. Manou's is like no other café - come and experience our colourful rustic atmosphere right on the waterfront with sweeping views of the harbour activity. From our café you can watch large ocean going vessels set off to international destinations, locals showing their boating and sailing skills, marine animals such as stingrays, penguins and fish, and stunning sunsets in this fantastic simple environment. We take pride in daily providing fresh seafood for the large range of choices on our seafood menu. When you stroll along our wonderful New Plymouth seafront walkway pop into Manou's for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or just relax and enjoy a coffee. We can cater for all types of functions and arrange harbour cruises and helicopter flights. At Manou's Café Restaurant we are licensed and open 7 days a week. Bookings for evening meals are essential we are open 7 days from 8am to late

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