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Bethanys Restaurant

32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“vegan salad” (4 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Kids meals are fantastic. Substantial and something different although they do offer the usual chips and chicken also. Chicken salad is delicious. Great venue and kids are occupied with colouring in.

Thank laurabH7914XK
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We do love trying different cafes on our travels and Bethanys is certainly one of the best we have been to. We were there for brunch on a recent trip to Palmerston North. The food was not only well presented but tasty. So many times...More

Thank joanne w
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...More

Thank Vai'Lean F
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
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
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...More

Thank Zoe S
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
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...More

Thank John_M255115
Reublynne, Owner at Bethanys, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Rsefton
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
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We will be in New Zealand in November and would like to try your restaurant out. I would like to know the price range of the food so I know how to budget for this. Thank you!
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
If I wanted to have a birthday brunch on a Sunday for 15-10 people, would that be possible to have a private area? thanks
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
Are you open tonight?
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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