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32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“vegan salad” (5 reviews)
“reuben” (3 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (3 reviews)
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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 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
Reviewed 6 January 2018

On a wet and windy day we found this great restaurant. The service was friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious and beautifully cooked. The desert menu is a good as the main meals.

Thank Vealygood
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I've had problems eating following oral surgery so after a couple of months on a soft diet was looking forward to a 'real meal', I chose the Savoury Pancake with bacon and the perfection of the flavours still lingers. Totally blissful. The other three chose...More

Thank mumble67
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Disappointing to be told Bethany's are no longer in the entertainment book, when I got the gold card out hoping to save $33 , due to change of ownership my gold card wasn't recognised... when that was oringally the reason for booking dinner for 3...More

1  Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

A hard one to rate. Service was all over the place and the meal took forever to come out. Had to go up to the service area to ask for another bottle of wine. Later they offered us another for free due to the delay....More

Thank holidaymaker282
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I had the sirlion steak. It was cooked to perfection. The acompaniments were delishisious. I enjoyed the coffee and the service was great. I felt welcomed and that nothing was a problem.

Thank Christine M
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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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