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Little Savanna

45-47 Princess street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-358 7775
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
“semifreddo” (3 reviews)
“malva pudding” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
International, Steakhouse, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
45-47 Princess street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went here for dinner for Dinner with husband and another couple and had a great experience. Restaurant is modern and spacious. I was super impressed with service particularly from our waitress Nikita who was very attentive and friendly and regularly checked on us. Food came...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 393danielles
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited last night with colleagues & custs. Staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable with heaps of recommendations about the menu and the various choices. Being a meat fanatic I opted for a small serve of ribs for the entree. Unfortunately they arrived literally cold.... politely made...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank topshotnz
MargieH189, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are sorry that on this occasion we failed to deliver. Whilst it isn't acceptable, we did offer complete meal replacements on the night. Thank you for making us aware of it on the night, we certainly were disappointed ourselves.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had heard mixed reviews from friends so we decided to try it ourselves and I’m so glad we did. We came for a family birthday dinner and couldn’t have love it anymore. Our server Michael was just amazing, very friendly and just a pleasure....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank halez84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5.30 arrival which was a great time as not that busy. 6.30 onwards a different story. Food was pre ordered from the menu and staff pre checked this when everyone seated. Great stuff. Staff were very friendly, nothing was too hard and the lady we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ambflyer1
MargieH189, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased with this.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant in Palmerston North, service is exceptional, food was really good . We had the espetada and piri piri Chicken. Both perfectly cooked and very tasty. Cocktails are very well made and again staff are very good at their jobs. Will definitely be back...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bbqboy007
MargieH189, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the fantastic review, we are so pleased with it and are really so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard a lot about Little Savanna before and it certainly, in the main, lived up to expectation. Nice menu, nice food but mightily impressed with the service. Our attendant was informative, pleasant but not over the top (Michael I think). Just one thing, the potatoes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brianrob48
MargieH189, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Brian for the feedback which we really appreciate. Michael will be thrilled! He certainly is a great asset to the team. Will pass on your feedback regarding the potatoes, which I know the chefs will address. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my partner for a dinner date.. Laura was such an amazing waitress.. we literally licked the lamb dish.. however our pork ribs was too sweet for my pallet.it was my first time having the pork ribs maybe it's supposed to be that way.....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AzziitT
MargieH189, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Azzit for the great review! Lauren will be so pleased with your comments, she certainly is amazing! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been for a meal here about 5 times. The food is always wonderful, just deeevine!! And the service is fab.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bronwyn J
MargieH189, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much for the fantastic review, we are absolutely thrilled!

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Little Savanna was an experience better than we’d expected - nice decor, lots of choices from an excellent menu and wine list, and REALLY good service. Top marks all round - we had a great evening! Special thanks to Stafford and Michael...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AndrewDunedin
MargieH189, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you Andrew for the fantastic review, we are absolutely thrilled with it and are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Stafford and Michael are absolute gems too!

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Joined my friend here for dinner, she had been before and said the food was good but service slow......well she wasn't wrong. Service very slow and our waiter was trying to push drinks on us hard out in between courses. Never come across such blatent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stokesie007
MargieH189, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thanks for your feedback, which we always take very seriously. Obviously we are very disappointed with this review. It would be great if you could contact me on info@littlesavanna.co.nz so that we could discuss your views further.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-47 Princess street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-358 7775
  • E-mail
Description
The bringing together of NZ and South African cultures, where flame grilling the best of NZ produce sets us apart. Spacious and amazing environment with friendly service. Suitable for those wanting a meal, drink or just a coffee. Gluten free and vegetarian options available.
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