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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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“pumpkin risotto” (12 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
“pork belly” (15 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Finally we were at Nero. We started with the garlic and cheese pizza bread. My only vegetarian choice was cauliflower steak. It was nice especially the sauce. My friend chose the blue cot. The licorice ice cream was good but it became too sweet at...More

1  Thank Nok C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High end, classy dining. Beautiful moody, modern dining room. We had a fabulous lunch in a buzzing atmosphere. Lunch menu and wine by the glass exceptional. Everything was perfect, from the service to the beautiful glass and tableware....as for the food, totally delicious, on the...More

1  Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, good service and delicious food, we had mushroom souffle, white bait, pork belly - cooked to perfection and not too fatty, seared fish and creme brulee, all very delicious. Excellent quality.

1  Thank markilee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to Nero and after hearing so much about the place from friends I had high expectations.I was not disapointed,from the entree to desert everything was beautiful.Highlight for me was the steak which was cooked to perfection.Great atmosphere and awesome staff make Neros a...More

1  Thank Justin H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

For a small city like Palmerston North, it must be very proud having a restaurant like Nero's which is high end. Great room, very efficient and friendly staff. Food is awesome. Went in with high expectations and was did not disappoint, and will definitely be...More

1  Thank mfoundas
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Having visited Palmerston North many times over many years I have always found the restaurants I have been recommended to visit lacking in many ways, but not so for Nero. From the moment we entered the service was professional ,the choice of both food &...More

1  Thank RodG93
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 13 October 2017 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 11 October 2017 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

2  Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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