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Nero Restaurant

36 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-354 0312
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pumpkin risotto” (12 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
“pork belly” (14 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
36 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We make sure we dine at Nero anytime we are in Palmerston North. Wonderful food, service, and the extra personal touch that makes the experience special. Would highly recommend.

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1  Thank edwardallenf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with a big group. The food was amazing - i had steak which just melts in your mouth. The waiting staff were attentive and friendly and catered for a big group without any issues.

1  Thank charandab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there on a Monday night (usually quiet in most places) and were surprised how busy it was. Service was excellent, and the food was great. Two of us had the Pork Belly, while the other two had the duck, and steak respectively. My...More

1  Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 1 week ago

A special place to spend a significant birthday in the their private dining room. Outstanding food and service, would definately recommend for special occasions. Not a family restaurant but certainly suited for a family occasion with children included.

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1  Thank usdoyles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here many years ago and after reading such consistently good reviews decided to visit again while spending some time in Palmerston. Fabulous food, attentive waiting staff, lovely atmosphere, what more could you ask for? I had the Pork belly and th husband had...More

1  Thank Glennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food and great environment the blue cod was delicious and my husband had the steak which he loved. Waiter was very helpful in choosing a red wine when I described how I like my reds.

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1  Thank jacquelinewester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Made a special luncheon more special. Highly recommend. Consistently very good.

1  Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Returning from Australia, we always have to see what is new on the menu at Nero. Safe to say we were not disappointed! The lamb was perfect and the duck, pork and fish also looked amazing! Service was great as always.

1  Thank WenmanN90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant continues to be a bit of a shining light for Palmerston North. The menu is innovative and forever changing. Every dish I've ever had here - and it's been my fancy restaurant of choice for years - has been delicious. If there are...More

3  Thank Miss_Remi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious as always ...We Pre-ordered the Nero's Whiskey 25 day dry aged OP Rib, with bonfire potato, French Boursin cheese, black garlic butter, beef tendon crackling with porcini salt. Accompanied with a lovely Pinot Noir. Followed with a shared dessert of rum and raisin...More

2  Thank Christopher L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-354 0312
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We met at periwinkles restaurant many years ago, both young, passionate and enthusiastic trainee chefs. One qualified, we opened our first restaurant 'Vasseur on Broadway' a successful boutique 35 seat restaurant which we owned and ran for 10 years. In 2000 we purchased and then transformed this beautiful 1920's homestead into what Nero is today. A few years on, with two wonderful boys- Jack and Harry, numerous awards, and a fantastic team of staff, we are still passionate and enthusiastic, but not as young as we once were! "NERO, WHER THE FOOD IS THE HERO" Yvette and Scott Kennedy PROPRIETERS
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