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Table 188 Restaurant

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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2 The Square | Cnr The Square and Coleman Mall, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-353 0076
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In Palmerston North for business and dropped in for a steak and red wine with no expectations. What a lovely surprise - the steak was superbly cooked, the vegetables perfect and the jus brought everything together perfectly. The chocolate cheesecake was to die for. Lovely service and a lovely meal.

Thank frodo216
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

was a good walk with family, not too strenuous and good views at the lookouts. I have done this walk a few times, the loop track also the full walk to balance bridge. You will need to drop a car off at one end if you are doing full walk, unless you like walking for 4 hours that is.

Thank Brettskic
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been numerous times in the old rustic location we had high expectations for a great night out. The venue is clearly a step up. The company was superb. Sadly the food was not as good as we have experienced hete before. The steaks were great but the market vegetables were a tad underdone. The Duck Pate was superb but... More 

1 Thank Alan M
Auckland NZ
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of four adults. Faultless in every way. Friendly and efficient service and well presented delicious meals. Everyone was happy with their choices. A great night out.

Thank rikrik10
Palmerston North
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went to Table 188 for an anniversary dinner. Wonderful service, fabulous food, great variety of drinks. The surrounds were good, music not to loud. Had a great night and would go again.

Thank Ian S
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the new premise last night and thought the revamp from when it was Bella's in the same spot was really good. The food was as delicious as usual and the bruschetta was even better than I remember it being! Table 188 is definitely a Palmy favorite.

Thank 953bonnieh
Napier, New Zealand
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Friendly staff and great food. We were a group of 4 and two of us are vegans. They were very accomedating to the vegans needs and made dishes to their wishes. All the food was very delicious.

Thank jarledb
Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The unenthusiastic waiter took our order without writing it down, which would have been fine if he hadn't mixed up our steak orders. I asked for Medium and received raw/very rare with a very charcoaled exterior and my husband ordered medium rare and his was 'well done' with again a very charcoaled exterior. The waiter agreed my medium steak was... More 

1 Thank JTPalmerstonNorth
Sydney, Australia
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149 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

On visiting Palmerston North during a recent tour around the North and South Islands of New Zealand, I dined at Table 188 with a friend. From reading previous reviews on Trip Advisor it appeared Table 188 had moved from it's previous address, to it's current location, and some locals suggested there had been a decline in service and quality. But... More 

Thank Geoff B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A last minute decision that paid off. We were seated at 8pm so the restaurant's busiest period was over but there were still other diners, both upstairs and down. Hubby had the oysters, fresh and Kilpatrick, but preferred them au naturel. I had polenta-crusted calamari which was tender and tasty. For mains we had Angus steak and the Vietnamese pork... More 

Thank Louisa G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 The Square | Cnr The Square and Coleman Mall, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-353 0076

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?