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32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“vegan salad” (5 reviews)
“reuben” (3 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We haven't been to this restaurant in awhile so we took the opportunity over the holidays to re-acquaint ourselves.We requested, on making a phone booking, a table with the lovely view over the Square on a beautiful summer's evening dinner for two. The garlic bread...More

Thank silverthreads101
Reviewed 31 December 2012

On one occasion I was kept waiting to be served while the staff fluffed around behind the counter ignoring me. Having finally ordered a croissant without beetroot, it appeared, late, with beetroot. When this was pointed out, the offending sandwich was removed, only to be...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 12 December 2012

A group of us booked in, some time ago, for a lunch, and selected a $34 menu. A week before, it got changed to $35, and some choices were no longer available. What we did get was very nice and we had great service.

Thank WPrailfan
Reviewed 3 December 2012

This is the third time we have been to Bethanys, once as a couple, once as a family and this time as a large group. It is our favourite restaurant in Palmerston North. The service is good. The outlook over The Square is lovely. The...More

Thank Glyn T
Reviewed 27 November 2012

We recently had lunch here. The menu is quite limited and although I asked for hints of ginger on the salad, the reality was that great chunks were included which overwhelmed the dish. It was not busy when we visited and so the attention of...More

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed 16 November 2012

I recently visited Bethany's with family members and had a good time. The menu was varied and the food tasty. I had the roast chicken breast (highly recommended for chicken fans) and quite honestly have never had anything so tasty. My only gripe is that...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We were guests this time and once again we weren't disappointed. The four of us ordered different dishes and all were appealing to the eye and palate. A very nice couple of hours shared with good friends.

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Had dinner there for my birthday, food was average. I ordered the ostrich steak, a bit weird they serve it in the pumpkin soup with risotto, but still yummy tho. Good service. Desserts were poor.

Thank Vivian T
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Good menu and staff friendly and helpful with 'menu changes'. Nice relaxed atmosphere, good range of cabinet food as well.

Thank Yardi_12
Reviewed 28 September 2012

We have been to Bethany's twice now and both times it has been with friends. On both occasions I have enjoyed the meal but my husband on the second occasion ordered a steak as medium and it came medium rare. We asked for a replacement...More

Thank gem059
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
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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