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Bethanys Restaurant

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32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
3516322
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Lovely evening dining alfresco overlooking the Square. We were a party of 10 who arrived midweek without a reservation. Staff were friendly and efficient. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. Best beef fillet steak I have had for ages. Three chose the chicken salad (on the recommendation of a guest already eating there) and really enjoyed it. Creme Brulees also went... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Wanted to have breakfast at a nice cafe that was close to my hotel. Favourable reviews steered me to Bethany's. Ordered my fav. brekkie( eggs benny)when away from home and wasn't let down at all. In fact it was very very tasty. Didn't have to wait long to be served and the same can be said while waiting for my... More 

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Thank Shiran-Sean C
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We go to the restaurant a lot and so it was our choice to take grandson and his lady. George's meal was fine, mine was not. I specifically asked that hollandaise NOT be put over my scallops but still got it so sent it back. The meal was returned and the scallops were just not up to standard. They were... More 

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Thank Joan M
New Zealand
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Hadn't been for a little while so back to see if the Tempura Battered Fish was the same great meal as last time and guess what, it was exactly as it was last time, delicious. Great to see consistency in food preparation. Apart from the Fish, there is still a great Menu selection of course, with reasonable prices compared to... More 

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Thank Ambflyer1
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

What is better than great food and great service and always being grated with a smile then the option to sit upstairs or down stairs or outside is great

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Thank Ayla T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Had not been to Bethany's for quite some time, was very disappointed to not even try the food. We waited in the entrance along with another group for around 8 minutes with no greeting or service, only to receive eye contact from one of the waitresses. They seemed unorganized & distracted. We made the decision to leave. We are definitely... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very friendly team that gave me some great menu advice and the meal lived up to expectations. Would definitively return to this place in the square.

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Thank Paul53D
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Bit of a shambles really Disorganised and disappointing Under Staffed which reflected bad service Ordered cabinet food, didn't get what we ordered, however after waiting forever we didn't object to a totally didfferent choice of food as we were traveling and needed to get back on the road Then got cold fries on side that were stale, no sauce or... More 

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Thank Howard k
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a great place to eat. Go occasionally for lunch, the last time I had the chicken and mush room filo which was very tasty. When we have been for dinner, had the steak - truly the best steak in Palmy.

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Thank marg0bebb
Brighton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Bethany's is in the centre of the city and ideally placed in the Square for a coffee break or lunch time snack. The coffee is great and the food is excellent. We had a bowl of nachos dripping in cheese. Well worth a look if you're around the square and need a break.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?