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Marbles Buffet Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, New Zealand, Chinese, Asian, European
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390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
+64 6-759 9099
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Today
18:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 09:30
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Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 09:30
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A huge improvement since what Marbles was like 12 months ago. The food has improved greatly, and the restaurant has a much better atmosphere. I will be returning.

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Thank eth_griff
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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121 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is inside the hotel but the atmosphere is really family, welcoming. We have made the booking for dinner. The time we walked into the restaurant, the friendly lady asked some details and then a young waitress led us to the table and introduced us to all the food areas. The variety is attracting with oyster ( my beloved).

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Thank LilyChak
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us. We'd love to see you back again soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here. From arrival, the service was friendly and welcoming. We had never been before and were impressed by the quality of the food. Children were all catered for with balloons and colouring in. It is great value for families.

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Thank 19Francis72
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for your wedding anniversary. We'd love to see you back for your next celebration. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Masterton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent buffet at The Marbles (Devon Hotel) recommended to travelers. A huge array of foods from soups to seafood to meats to roast and steamed vegetables to lovely desserts.

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Thank Palagi
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us. We'd love to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come up to New Plymouth once a year, every year. We always make a point of coming to Marbles as it's always great quality food and makes for a great evening. Our trip this year was just as good as other years. They have a wonderful range of food, with seafood (huge range of different seafood that always tastes... More 

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Thank briennarose
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us, and for your feedback. See you next year. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't been here for 15 year so wanted to take my family along as we now live in Northland. It's a great family restaurant and the kids loved it. I thought it was a little over priced, actually it was quite expensive. $93 for an adult and 2 kids with on 2 drinks. The food was nice but quite... More 

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Thank Warren B
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Warren, Thanks for joining us with your family. It's always great to have Taranaki's ambassadors back home from the winterless north! Even though we are one of the country's most popular restaurants, with a huge selection of dishes (changing nightly) on offer, the chef's station is always happy to be tested with the more adventurous palates. We'd love to... More 

Wgtn
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194 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can only speak on behalf of the buffet breakfast and that was very good. Lots of variety and good setting.

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Thank G-DoggyRulz
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for breakfast, and for your feedback. We'd love to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is amazing. We were staying in The Devon Hotel, but the buffet is obviously popular with locals and guest from other hotels and motels nearby. A really big selection. A fresh modern restaurant. We stuck with all the foods on display, and didn't have enough room to ask the chef to cook something to order - maybe next... More 

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Thank Jack T
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us, and for your feedback. We'd love to see you back soon. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

Beijing, China
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chaotic atmosphere, seriously marginal food. Overpriced unless your in it for the volume. Margaritas are worst you'll find in the country.

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Thank DAH64
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi DAH64 - if your review is genuine and you did join us, please make contact. I'm incredibly proud of our team, the meals we serve, and the atmosphere here. Also, we mix lots of cocktails, but it is some considerable time since we served a margarita....there are some fabulous variations we can put together. Kind regards, Peter Tennent More 

New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

But the reception we got was strange/shocking to say the least. We were 2 guys staying in the same room at the Devon Hotel. The woman on the restaurant reception desk asked us if we were sleeping together.I found her comments rude and unnecessary. We were both embarrassed. Because of her comments i give the Marbles an overall poor rating,... More 

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1 Thank smalloscar
Peter T, Owner at Marbles Buffet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks SO much for your feedback - I'm thrilled you found everything faultless, but refer to an offensive comment by one of our team. I'm so sorry! To make things worse, we've been unable to find anyone who can recall (or would allow) such offensive talk. I'd appreciate a call, so I could take appropriate action. Many thanks and regards,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand, Chinese, Asian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
06:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 09:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 9099
Description
Dining will never be the same after your experience the magic of a night at Marbles Buffet. A huge variety, the choice will bewilder. Freshly baked breads, seafood, carvery, flavours from around the world a fabulous array of desserts, cheeses... The food is unbelievable, but the atmosphere needs to be experienced to be believed. Book now, and experience the magic of Marbles!

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