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Focal Point Cinema Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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81 Manchester Street, Feilding, New Zealand
+64 6-323 0218
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely love going to focal point and go there regularly to eat. Beautiful food and awesome service! Definitely recommend the steak sandwich! The movies experience is one of a kind and luxurious, in quiet times getting a couch to yourself! Very comfortable.

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Thank Sammy M
New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our "local" theatre. We enjoy the lamb shanks - always generous and the fish of the day is usually great. It's so nice to be able to take a glass into the theatre, sit on a sofa and feel at home while enjoying a big screen

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Thank PaulaTAllen
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been a while since we last visited, we heard that it had improved so in we went. I don't know how they can get it so wrong. Order the fish and chips which I have had before and it is described as being serve in good old fashion paper and no greens in site. So what did I receive,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by around 4.30pm for coffee and cake. Their carrot cake is a large serving, enough for two people to share, moist and delicious with cream cheese topping. The coffees were well made and hot, with my cappucino holding its froth until the end. Service was friendly and welcoming - we weren't sure if they were serving so late... More 

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Thank BelC0001
Feilding, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food. Then straight into the movies with my glass of wine sitting on the nice cushion sofas. Great nice and great food and service.

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Thank brucienz2016
Feilding, New Zealand
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I came here for a movie and drinks with friends. Had a fantastic night, comfy seats make watching a movie so much better, the staff were awesome and brought our drinks to us when we needed one.

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Thank Vixsta S
Feilding, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff, drinks order came relatively quickly however Lunch meals arrived 25 minutes later. Ordered the orzo salad, didn't want it heated but it came heated. Seafood chowder was Luke warm and had a skin on top and was quite unpleasant to eat. We were very hungry so didn't say anything as we didn't want to have to wait any... More 

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Thank kumez
Whanganui, New Zealand
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175 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Easy to find with parking close by. The cafe/ticket office is cute and contained...it's where everything is ordered and purchased. Staff work well together and service is with a smile. The cafe does appear 'small' as far as seating goes (tables and people are close/could be called cramped but it works!)... there are other tables further on inside the complex,... More 

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Thank Kerry C
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The cafe is pretty naff, but the movie theatre is great. There are large lounge chairs to relax in while enjoying your platters and wine. Very nice ambiance.

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Thank marg0bebb
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A group of of popped in after our Thai meal across the road for coffee and cake and they were about to close but stayed open for our group (they did have to wait for customers in cinema to finish their film). It was very kind of them and we only stayed for half an hour or so for hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Manchester Street, Feilding, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Feilding
  • Phone Number: +64 6-323 0218
Description
Established in 2007 by Matt and Julie Bell Focal Point Cinema Coffee and Wine Bar offers a unique dining and cinematic experience in plush 1920's décor, fantastic comfort, and a warm friendly atmosphere. Focal Point Cinema is located at 81 Manchester Street, just off Manchester Square which is in the heart of Feilding. At Focal Point we offer up to 50 movie sessions per week with a range of main stream, arthouse and international films which can be viewed in either our 40 seat hypacoustic theatre or our more intimate 16 seat theatre. Both cinemas offer comfortable two-seater couches with wide armrests to place the food and beverage of your choice. Each cinema is well equipped with cutting edge, Digital Projection and sound equipment. Focal Point Cinema is available for group functions, private bookings, conference groups, and children's birthday parties. A tasty buffet roast dinner or light finger food can be offered for group bookings. Out-catering services are also available.

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