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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” (31 reviews)
“pork belly” (17 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 2 days ago via mobile

Pretty good meal but the portions we're too small, you're forced to order accompanying vegetables. Beautifully cooked but expensive.

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would be the fourth time we have been here and the good continues to be great. Sadly, the service was lacking with issues ranging from not introducing the specials, failing to get water and dessert menus when asked and failure to advise ordered course...More

1  Thank CORUM68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for an intimate date or a business meeting. Staff were friendly, informed and very helpful. I got the pulled pork salad with duck fat potatoes and it was incredible. My wife got the Barramundi which she loved. Overall a beautiful venue with a...More

1  Thank BigRigNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was part of a group booking for this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. The venue is great with good parking nearby. There is a good selection of dishes and all are excellent. They managed to feed a large group very...More

2  Thank 978kareneb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, superb meal, steak cooked perfectly, easy access off the main street. Great atmosphere, nice surroundings in a large old charcter house. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted warmly at the entrance and offered some drinks while we waited for our other dinner guests. The full bar left something to be desired. What kind of bartender never of a negroni or an Aperol spritz? The gin and tonic was alright,...More

2  Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for dinner, when stopped on my way back to Tauranga from Wellington. I booked a table late that night because of the time the ferry was arriving in Wellington, and later on had to call again to say I was going to be...More

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2  Thank KaRous
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic from the greeting on arrival until the end of the evening. What a great place this is to dine at. The whole meal was perfect, the wine was "wow" and when the dessert arrived they gave my wife a complimentary Bailey's.

2  Thank Russell N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well constructed menu but conventional in the style it’s put together. A good evening meal on the upper end of quality and price.

2  Thank MarkLWH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a pleasure, from the service, atmosphere, choice of indoor or outdoor dining, and then there is the food - amazing.

2  Thank Tina M
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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