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Bar, Pub, Contemporary
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Dinner, After-hours
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Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

Visited Bubbles bar thinking that there would be a reasonable selection of sparkling wine, there is, but only if you want to buy a bottle. Lindauer seems to be their pick for by-the-glass wine. Would have thought that there are enough local sparkling wines to...justify some options. Service was average, just felt like an average bar.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

The Atmosphere was very nice and relaxing, our waiter was very attentive to our table and we enjoyed our meals tremendously, they were absolutely delicious, and we of course lost track of time talking as you do, which we were nicely reminded with a courtesy...its 7.15pm ladies, time to head to the show, and the Mamma Mia show was fantastic also, so a lovey evening had by all 6 of us, each one of us said we would definitely go there again.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stopped at Bubbles on the way to the ballet one evening. And what a good choice it was. The last time we'd been in was ages ago and were pleased to see that the service was still excellent, the wine list very good and...the food also. This evening we chose the platter; a nice section of fish cakes, mussels, mini bread twists, steak skewers, chicken wings, salt & pepper squid - quite enough for two and would work for three. The deep fried penne pasta with aioli was a little odd though. And although it had been more than a year since we had been to Bubbles (and only once, I think), the owner still remembered us. Nice.More

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Loved this little bar and restaurant, it had ambionse and great service, food was lovely too. Great if going to a show as close to threatre.

Date of visit: April 2014
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I have friends that love this place, but each time I've been, the food has been average at best. On my latest visit, I ordered vegetarian lasagne, having heard that it was good. It came out looking like cheese soup - the lasagne was swimming...in cheese sauce. I couldn't taste any vegetables but did see one slice of courgette among the yellow. I couldn't finish it. It was the worst lasagne I have ever eaten. As for the atmosphere - there is none, for a restaurant. It's primarily a bar, so you get raucous laughter and broken glasses and smoke coming in through the windows from smokers. Horrendous.More

Date of visit: December 2013
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We went for dinner here with friends while on a business trip to Palmerston North. We were warmly welcomed by Dave at the door and seated in a quite corner. This worked well as one of our party is quite deaf and does struggle with...conversation when a restaurant is too noisy. The food was fantastic and we sampled a variety of dishes from all three courses. The wine list was ok. Yes this is marketed as a champagne bar as there was plenty to choose from, but the wine list was less than what I expected. We asked for a sticky dessert wine to go with our desserts and unfortunately we had to go with a close second. The decor and ambience certainly needs a rethink. It feels like the restaurant doesn't know whether it's a night club but needs to serve food before the dancing crowd come to town. Overall, we have a very pleasant evening with friends over enjoyable food and serviceMore

Date of visit: November 2013
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

A birthday treat for my wife, French Bubbles and nibbles, fabulous stuff! Joshua is the host with the most out in 'Front of House'. And Pauline did a wonderful job in the kitchen, whipped some Scrumptious food for us. Can't wait to head back for...more!More

Date of visit: August 2013
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

We went for dinner last Saturday night with a voucher. The immediate impression was that the decor was a bit tired and needed a "gussy" up but the food completely different. George had steak and was impressed with his whole meal. I had lamb rump...and it was cooked to perfection. My only complaint was that there was too much pumpkin bake (it was lovely though). The desserts were OK and the wines on offer quite expensive so we stuck to a glass each. Overall the dining experience was good but I'm unsure whether we would go back or not.More

Date of visit: March 2013
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

This place is a real taste of kiwi hospo hospitality, Pauline delivers fantastic tasting dishes from the kitchen. Whist josh is a real personalty behind the bar...Prices are reasonable and atmosphere id fun and frenlyHad a great time here and would highly recommend. Make the...time and the effort to visit here you wont regretMore

Date of visit: November 2012
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Called in to have a beer with my wife. This intimate bar/bistro had a great atmosphere with very good background music that was not too loud. Staff were excellent and the bar had a good selection of boutique beers. We will visit again and next...time have something to eatMore

Date of visit: August 2012
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Great place for a quiet lunch. Amazing food. My Partner is gluten free, and they accommodate her every time. Great menu!! More places should take a leaf from their book

Date of visit: June 2012
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

We have lunch here weekly ( two friends and myself). Fantastic service each time! Great pizzas and the meat platter was awesome too. Perhaps a more hearty or traditional pizza to the menu would be nice. Other than that we love it! :)

Date of visit: May 2012
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BUBBLES CHAMPAGNE BAR, Palmerston North - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Bubbles Champagne Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4