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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%
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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

Absouletly beautiful! Food was divine, ordered the lamb and my partner ordered the duck we got the special entree of brocolli was the best brocolli i have ever eaten! The service was so on point. I WILL be back

Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the second time we’ve popped into Nero for lunch while we’ve been visiting Palmerston North (limited time for lunch). Service is great. Meals are quick and fantastic. Great wine options. Relaxed atmosphere. Extremely accommodating. Thank you :)

Thank nessc84
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is delicious. The atmosphere is pleasent and the hosts were lovely, attentive, but not overly so.

1  Thank QueenChrissy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing food and great service ... our insurance broker took us out for dinner and he certainly impressed us by taking us to Nero. The selection on menu is great, the food tastes amazing and the atmosphere in the restaurant is classy but still relaxed...More

1  Thank pascalec62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Up from Wellington for the day and this restaurant has great reviews so booked for lunch and we were not disappointed. The menu was delicious and we all agreed (5 of us) that it was a difficult decision to make as everything looked yum! We...More

1  Thank 48Heather
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was sister Susan's birthday and she and her husband were with us for our wedding so we chose to bring them to our favourite restaurant. And no-one was disappointed. First class food, first class wine, first class service and everything excellent. We were given...More

1  Thank Joan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on our wedding anniversary. The staff is very professional and the food is perfect. Our second visit a week later with our friends only confirmed this opinion.

1  Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to see why this is rated one of Palmerston North's top restaurants. From being met at the door until the moment you leave, the service is impeccable and the food amazing.This quality does not come cheaply so it is not a place we would...More

1  Thank malujoba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a degustation meal for our anniversary and it was the most amazing food we have eaten. Have been to a few and this was by far the best! Service was on point a well

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used the function room upstairs for a birthday party. The set menu was lovely, everyone seemed to enjoy their meals, there was a lot of comments about how great the meal was. Our waiter was really attentive and he went over and above to...More

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3  Thank sjb462
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, 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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