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Marinovich's Seafood Restaurant & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, New Zealand
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19 Brougham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 4749
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hhhmm. Even tho the new owner talked it up, even to the point of bragging, the food standards have dropped. Gourmet coleslaw was a tasteless plop of red and green cabbage and four slivers of snapper in batter do not make @$35 snapper meal with 13 tiny handcut chips. Won't be returning along with others I have spoken to since... More 

Thank dingdongNewZealand
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best seafood restaurant in town by far. Being local it is one of our favorites. In all the years we have visited this restaurant we have never had a bad meal. Good sized portions & very reasonably priced. Decor is a bit average but we dont dine here for that. We travel & eat out regularly so... More 

1 Thank Leathal4
Ridgewood, NJ
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607 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were intrigued by a Marinovich Fish Restaurant which was said to have been in business since 1927. We arrived in early evening during the week and there was one other couple present. We were greeted and seated at our table upon entry. We decided quickly on the whiting appetizer and the mixed fish platter grilled instead of fried. The... More 

Thank NJTravellingfool
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a large group and it was really nice. Food was really nice and service attentive. Nice atmosphere and overall a great night out. Was a bit on the pricey side which is the only downside but would definitely go back in the future

1 Thank mosscopeekotrain
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We turned up before a show last night to find all the tables reserved. A table was found for us. Amazing range of drinks to choose from. The meals were wonderful. Prawns entree, then scallop and bacon salad. My friend had white bait, then a paua fritter. The meals were all exceptional.

1 Thank Elaine G
Hamilton, New Zealand
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Okay, so what they are just chips right? WRONG.. they are by far the best chips ever! Cant comment on any of their other food, but the handcut chips on the takeaway menu will have you going back again, and again, and well if you are us, a third, fourth and well you get the idea. These chips are a... More 

1 Thank Teresa M
Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

As I reached the restaurant at 9pm on a weekday, owner was just about to out up the closed sign, but was gracious enough to let me in for dine in. Ordered the white bait fritters. Service was prompt and food was tasty. Overall a good experience, but I did feel that the prices were dear

Thank Uday B
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We went there last night and ordered the seafood chowder and then ordered mains. It took slightly over one hour from the time of ordering to the time that the food came out. The server was nice but confused one of the orders (we requested one of the meals be the entrée portion instead of the mains). The seafood chowder... More 

6 Thank John S
Hawera, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Unlike previous owners service slow waited an hour to eat, traditional slaw changed, fish portion now small, flamed scallops now in a tiny bowl on plate and sauce tasted like iodine.. Disappointed !

1 Thank HaweraCouple
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Straight to the point: Our order was: 1 small crumbed speciality fish (salad and couple of fries), 1 medium battered fish of the day with coleslaw, 1 stella artois 1 ginger beer $55. Quality .. well ok.. just ok.. the battered fish was bit oily and after 3 minutes completely soggy. Chips or fries... not really sure how to review... More 

1 Thank SouCross

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Brougham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 4749

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?