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32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the meal and good service. Three different dishes - steak, fish, pasta. All great. Very reasonably priced cocktails and wine. Good outlook from the restaurent.

Thank JulieBlenheim
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bethany’s has a solid menu that they stick too which I like and the ingredients are fresh, they even make their own dressings! It is situated right in the Palmy square so it’s a beautiful view to sit in the sun outside while you enjoy...More

Thank Kylie S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our fish n chips and hot chocolate were great. We had a nice lunch time relaxing by Palmerston North square right in the centre of this small lovely city. The staff was really friendly.

Thank Atcha K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for lunch. On arrival was greeted by a lady in casual clothes. Had to ask for menus, and then asked if we wanted a kids menu (3 year old). Gives kids menu but no pencils for the back of it. A lovely guy took...More

Thank Tiff W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll find some of the nicest restaurant food in town here. Do check out the websites weekly 'Main Special'. If you love lean red meat? Try the Ostrich, it is delicious!

Thank Allanh50
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

What a delight. Tucked away at the base of the council chambers. Very friendly and professional staff. Great coffee arrived in large cups. Perfect temperature. Food was yummy and priced well.

Thank rowy2015
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The atmosphere was great. We sat outside on a rainy day and viewed the Square the Cafe is situated beside. The service was excellent and our requests were handled promptly. We chose an omellete and savoury pancake and they were delicious. Followed by a slice...More

Thank 2011Belle
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Everything we ordered was really good. The garlic bread was scrumptious and the Thai salad packed full of fresh flavours. Only comment is on the chocolate dessert that stated that if you didn’t like chocolate order it any way- we’ll don’t because you’d hate it...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Three of us stopped here for lunch as we had an hour to kill before an appointment. The service was great, decor is a bit poor, needs a serious update but the food was lovely enough - steer away from the fish though as it...More

Thank kate_adams_1993
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Visited with a group of 8 the day after New Years. Most restaurants were shut, of the others we tried they weren't able to accommodate such a large group at short notice, we hadn't made any bookings and chanced our luck around town. Staff at...More

Thank Sandra T
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19 July 2016|
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Response from maggie_vine | Reviewed this property |
The best thing is to check out their menus as they change. Visit their website bethanys. co. nz (I have had to separate the address as it won't let me post a website but put them all together) As a note desserts are huge... More
Rita P
18 June 2016|
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Response from cdgardiner | Reviewed this property |
It seems possible to have it upstairs , I'm aware that they can section it off for private functions
19 January 2015|
Response from Reublynne | Property representative |
Sorry. You obviously know now that we are not open. apologies for the inconvenience. We do not open on Stat evening's. Only for lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: 3516322
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