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Bethanys Restaurant

32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“vegan salad” (4 reviews)
“reuben” (3 reviews)
“lemon curd” (3 reviews)
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 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...More

Thank MartyandAmy
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
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Always very enjoyable food always pleasant and the food is always fresh & enjoyable we went there also for our Work Xmas function and the waiting staff were very helpful food was also to everyones liking

Thank margarethiggins2016
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Early meal as Georgie is young. She had a kids' menu and ate the lot (bar the salad) and then had a minion birthday cake I had brought with me (cupcake size) with a candle and a huge ice-cream sundae. George and I did well...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Family group of five for dinner to celebrate a birthday.. Lovely setting upstairs with a view over the city square. To cut a long story short, it was bungled service which resulted in a cocktail taking too long to arrive, 2 entrees not arriving at...More

Thank 187maxinec
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Manawatu Branch of AAPNZ would like to thank you for a wonderful mid winter Christmas event. The food was superb as always and thanks for putting up with the noise of 20 happy women!

Thank sallyll0yd
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Came by when driving from Taupo to Wellington, this is our second choice after Yatai Izakaya is closed (at 14.00). I must say that we are very happy with Bethanys. The food is great, we had sirloin steak, pasta, chicken & bacon focacia and chicken...More

Thank heliana_ea
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Had a 90th birthday bash there service was good and prices good, good selection of meals and drinks. Nice room upstairs with very good views especially when it's raining and windy. Parking a slight problem due to metered parking some issues on time parking over...More

Thank billjohnson291
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Had a coffee here the first time and the muffins were delicious. Coffee was good too and nice & hot. Our second visit 2 weeks later for lunch was just as good and they offered half size meals for my elderly mother which I thought...More

Thank Maxine P
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

There were about 20 of us who visited Bethany's for dinner this week. The food was very nice and the outlook over the Square was very pretty. I can recommend this restaurant. Loved the lemon curd creme Brulee.

Thank Kiwitraveller502011
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, 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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