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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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“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 4 April 2017

Recently my wife and I attended a function at the restaurant, My wife has a dietary issue with anything prepared that has oils, Fat, Dairy etc as a component. This makes it very difficult in even thinking about going our got meals. Due to the...More

Thank brian b
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Hi Jo & Reuben Just a quick email to say a big thank you to you and all the staff who looked after us at my 50th birthday lunch on Saturday. We all had a wonderful afternoon and the service of the staff, the yummy...More

Thank mg50now
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

What a great spot and I'm always partial to coffee being served with a chocolate fish even without having to order a mocha! Friendly, nice outdoor area and a good place to meet

Thank PonsonbyGirl
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a hot drink and a muffin. Nice close location in the inner city. It was a beautiful day so wish I could have stayed and enjoyed the sun longer

Thank lanceandange
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Very tasty Salmon special (with cous cous, yoghurt, green beans, pumpkin purée) and delicious fillet steak cooked beautifully. Only disappointments were the kids rock hard chocolate cake and the staff lack of concern at hearing an adverse comment. Service was efficient for the main course...More

Thank Peter B
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...More

Thank Steve_bnz
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...More

Thank Shiran-Sean C
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....More

Thank Joan M
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...More

Thank Ambflyer1
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

Thank Ayla 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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