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GCR Grand Central Restaurant & Bar

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European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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42 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 7495
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Today
16:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 06:30 - 10:00
Thu - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:30
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed breakfast here while staying at the Copthorne. Value for money. pleasant staff, good food.

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Thank lynandmarkdavis
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192 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Wow fantastic smiles brilliant service, free internet who could ask for more. While the decor needs attention and some chairs need replacing the food is five star with a five star attitude for service. The choice we made full breakfast, mushrooms delicately seasoned not over powering the overall dish. Eggs perfectly poached, the sausage that accompanied it was so tasty... More 

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Thank Marlaina C
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This is a meh experience. Staff is nice and friendly but that's about it. Ordered big breakfast and a soy mocca. Verdict: food tasted as is and lacking in presentation .. I have seen better big breakfasts. Coffee is ok..will not return

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Thank Agatha C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I dined late last year .. Christmas celebration .. excellent central New Plymouth location .. convenient hotel / restaurant However every 2 weeks I have my hair styled at Key Lime Pie opposite the Grand Hotel Broughham St main entrance .. Myself and others comment on the state of the Entrance exterior ..SUGGEST VERANDAH ENTRANCE IS CLEANED

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Thank Ruth M
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We were very very surprised that we were the only people in this really nice looking restaurant with exceptional staff and incredible food. I have to wonder if this is the best kept secret of Taranaki, honestly. The staff were wonderful and the lamb shank I had was the tastiest meal. Definitely going back there

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Thank christine C
Levin, New Zealand
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

poor quality food badly prepared and very poor potions . The salmon was to oily to eat and the pork pieces were few and far between breakfast was cold and pouched eggs are not nice cold

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Thank Diane G
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Excellent fresh fruit salad with poached eggs for a perfect breakfast. The coffee was perfect along with the wait staff.

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Thank Ross T
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

I privately messaged GCR Restaurant via their facebook page, the message was read and not responded to. A copy of my letter is below. I was not looking for a free handout or vouchers, simply an acknowledgement and apology. As this has not been forthcoming I am now providing my review in this public forum. This occurred on Sunday 9th... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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411 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

I stayed at the hotel and ate here 1 of the nights. I had the chicken and it was very nice, tender and I would definitely have this again. The waiter may have been new, but i ordered the chicken and he came back 10 mins later and said that they had run out of pork.... and my meal took... More 

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Thank danjonelson
Hastings, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Warm greeting on arrival, seated promptly, and menu provided without delay. breakfast juice from continental bar complimentary whilst waiting for cooked breakfast - best omelette ever .

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Thank Margaret J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 14:30
Friday
16:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 14:30
Saturday
16:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 7495

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