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Nero Restaurant

36 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-354 0312
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (34 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
36 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely the best restaurant in Palmerston North. The wine list rivals most bars here also. The highest quality food, wine and service 😍

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our yearly work roadshow dinner Nero this week, and wow! With over 16 people for dinner and a lot from out of town the comments ranged from " THE best restaurant ever!" Thou to that was the best steak I have ever eaten,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my partner out for dinner for his birthday. Kitchen staff made an effort upon request to write on his dessert plate. Waitress and perhaps owner had a professional yet friendly serving approach. Food was exceptional. Atmosphere is warm and stylish. We will definitely...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our wedding reception at Nero last weekend and it was fantastic!Yvette deserves special mention. She was helpful and patient right through the planning process. She was accommodating of our requests and responded to emails promptly. We felt like every detail was taken care...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Restaurant for a treat. Don't stress over trying to find a Palmy restaurant for lunch or dinner. Make straight for Nero's. Good service, never been disappointed. Good drinks selection.

2  Thank 746gillian
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We dine at different restaurants each month. We were looking forward to another quality meal at neros. While I had the steak which was amazing the menu seemed very limited in the choices available. We would have loved to have had a salad option available.

1  Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I like to choose my birthday dinner venue and was so pleased I chose Nero! Although the place was busy, the service was personal and we didn't wait long for our drinks and order to be taken. My husband had the steak and I had...More

2  Thank CarolV1733
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The food is always absolutely divine! And Amy provides the BEST service! It is always such a treat dining at Nero's.

Thank shelley881
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

When we arrived we were put right next door to another couple, we could hear their conversation so asume they could hear ours. Service was tops, starter of duck pate was delish. My main of Blue Cod was really over seasoned and the whole dish...More

Thank 433craige
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Food is excellent and well presented. Awesome service and the wine choice is top class. Nero’s has ambience and style

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elaine c
4 February 2018|
Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
We located one online no problem. Caveat is that some listed meals were not current.
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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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