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Bethanys Restaurant

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32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I like coming here because the staff remember you! Good old fashioned service with a smile and a wanting smile. Can cater for both Wiley student to the most formal business person their stance remains neutral for both. They are one of the very few palmy cafes' that sell Tea Total and their Earl Grey Supreme is to die for,... More 

Thank Vai'Lean F
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great service, great food. Once again this restaurant served up a meal worthy of their reputation for fine dining.

Thank Michael E
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Went in to try the new dessert menu with my partner a week or so ago, and they were delightful! My pick was the creme brûlée! Atmosphere was warm which was nice on a cold evening, and service with a smile!!

Thank Stafford H
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We called for a quick early meal last night. The service was great although we did have to search for staff in the kitchen when we first arrived (it was early - so not an issue from our point of view). We then were greeted nicely and the service was good. It did take a little longer than usual for... More 

Thank Zoe S
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food and service were excellent - the only thing that could have been improved was the ambiance upstairs.

Thank Janis S
Wellington, New Zealand
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230 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was a very quiet Wednesday evening when I dined at Bethanys - in fact I think I was the only diner the whole time I was there but perhaps there were others upstairs. I couldn't quite figure out its apparent lack of appeal as it is a pleasant restaurant with nice outlook overlooking the gardens in the Square. Mains... More 

Thank John_M255115
Reublynne, Owner at Bethanys, responded to this review

Hi John, We do actually have a wine list, our dinner menu has got the house wines and drinks on the back page for those that are just wanting that. The wine list would have been on your table on a little easel. Yes we had other diners upstairs, as that is the first choice for people who book to... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Bethany's for lunch with my mum & brother today, the waitress who looked after us upstairs was bubbly, friendly and accommodating. (My partner & I also visited recently for dessert & were served by the same waitress, very impressed) It looked as though all the other customers up there were appreciating her great service skills too. I had the... More 

1 Thank Rsefton
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93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We do come here a lot. The food is served in a great way by a great team The food is excellent and given with many gluten free options.

1 Thank David J
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

After a hard night with some good friends Amy and I searched for some hangover food relief and found it here, Big Breakfast, Omlette, Coffee Oh what a delight, I ask that no Mushrooms or tomatoes in my breakfast and I got 2 extra rashers of bacon instead, well presented and delicous, Amy had the Omlette and unfortunately onions weren't... More 

Thank MartyandAmy
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The food is outstanding. No question. The atmosphere is barn like with no music and echoes rattling around the space. Bethany's also need to improve their beer fridge. No craft beer to compliment a great menu

Thank P468VTianw

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Restaurant Details

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