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Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 21 November 2022

I and a group of about 20 others went to Hokowhitu restaurant for dinner on Saturday 19 November. It was a first time visit for me. The menu was extensive and made choosing difficult! I was super impressed with my meal (steak) and others at...my table were also highly satisfied with their choices too. Service was fast, friendly and efficient and the setting (golf course) was beautiful. Will make a point of returning when we come back to Palmerston North. Thank youMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022

We asked the Hokowhitu Cafe & Bar to cater at another venue in Palmerston North. The catering staff were cheerful, they arrived promptly and very efficiently served the meal. At the end of the evening, the kitchen was left spick and span with all of...the crockery and cutlery washed and packed away. The quality of the food for both and main and dessert was excellent and it was clear that thought had gone into the menu. Thanks, MGC, we'll have you back!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2021

After reading reviews I tried this cafe out and was very glad I did. The staff were friendly and service was excellent. In addition the food was outstanding. The reviews showing 5 stars were all very accurate. I thoroughly recommend dining here as it is...only a short drive from the city centre.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 October 2020

nice food, good service, nice looking over the golf course with a sunny day, comfortable restaurant to sit and have a meal

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 21 September 2019

We have been to the Cafe many times for lunch and held my 70th birthday there 5 years ago, but this year wanted dinner so booked for 14 people at 6.30 and had an excellent experience from the service right thru to the food and...drinks - I will remeber my 75th birthday with as fond a memories as I have my 70th - Thank you Hokowhitu CafeMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019

An excellent place to go for a lunch with staff members from work for Birthdays etc. The atmosphere is relaxing and food and service excellent

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 May 2019

This is now included as one of the pleasant Palmerston North cafes we visit on a Sunday morning for a good strong coffee and a lovely scone. But it is also excellent for brunch and lunch. I have also been to special group functions there...and every time the food has been excellent - good value for money. This is a cafe at a beautiful golf course, so if you sit on the patio to have your coffee, you can watch people teeing off and also attempting the 18th hole. That is highly entertaining! The prices are very reasonable, the service pleasant and friendly. Yes there are lots of golfing sorts about, but the general public are very welcome to the cafe and it is very popular. The savory or cheese scones are simply delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 25 March 2019

Restful with big windows looking out onto the golf course. Heaps of room, quiet with energetic and friendly staff. Great food, just a great place for a quiet lunch.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 24 February 2019 via mobile

Loved it! Superb food, especially the chicken stuffed with Brie and a maple glaze - to die for. We shared garlic bread to start (very generous portions), and after the mains were too full to even look at the dessert menu. Staff were extremely polite...and attentive, and everything arrived piping hot. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Nice peaceful place with a view of the Manawatu Golf Course through large picture windows as you eat. Friendly and highly efficient staff, delicious food and excellent coffee as always. Highly recommend the Thai Beef Salad and Soup of the Day.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and good prices. View over the golf course from spacious lounge very relaxing and worth returning for. So why two star rating?! Try the coffee and see, stick to water my recommendation.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Superbly plated delicious food and coffee, friendly and efficient service by all waiters and waitresses and a view of the magnificent golf course as you eat.....what more could you ask for? Can’t wait to go again and take my friends....

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The Hokowhitu cafe is part of the Manawatu Golf Club, but caters to non-golfers as well. We are three couples who have had several meals there. The food is great, and the menus change frequently. The price is very reasonable and the service is excellent....RecommendedMore

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Last week a group of six of us had morning tea here. I found us a table overlooking the golf course, near windows and we were very impressed with the quality of the food (all from cabinets) and hot beverages. The venue was fairly quiet,...but we had fantastic service and everything was very good value for money. Going again soon.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We visited Palmerston North and dropped into the Hokowhitu Golf Club and enjoyed our lunch at the Cafe & Bar. Despite the number of cars and people at the Course the cafe wasn't crowded but had the buzz of a favourite and steady flow of...customers. The service was pleasant and co-operative with the wait staff happy to take photos of groups and to exchange pleasantries. The meals are generous serves and presented attractively. A great place to sit, relax and converse without having to shout over excessive "background" music!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Hokowhitu Cafe & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5