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La Patio Cafe & Bar Restaurant

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140 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-356 5065
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06:30 - 21:30
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Sydney, Australia
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194 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very,happy that this restaurant took orders until 9.30pm as,we,arrived,there,not long before hand and we still wanted a meal. Staff extremely efficient and friendly. Meal - really, really good and excellently presented. Breakfast the following morning was ....ok...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a local friend on a Monday night given many places closed for dinner on Mondays. Very friendly service but a tad slow at times. To be fair we were also rather early and the wait staff was the only one there then. We had two different types of steaks. Grilled nicely. My friend's came with humongous fries... More 

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Thank Alvin N
Westport, West Coast, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel Coachman and had dinner at their restaurant. Very enjoyable meal, good service. Some mains were quite pricey for us ($30 plus) but had a cheaper range with nice steak and great chunky fries, burger, lamb shanks etc which were $25. Would go again,

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Thank Miranda R
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal here after finding most places closed today. It turned out to be a great choice. The steak is one of the best I've had in recent times; the salmon was very nice & moist; the pork belly was well prepared and very tasty- cooked to perfection and the lamb rack tender and tasty. We also enjoyed... More 

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Thank Joanna W
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Staying at the Coachman I ate here twice for dinner. Prices were what I expect in NZ but portions were larger than I've been used to here, and everything was fresh. Fish and chips had 3 pieces of fish which were flaky and light. I had pork belly the second day and it was again a great portion (2 pieces)... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Called in recently just to grab a coffee with family from overseas - asked for a medium flat white, received a small. A small, lukewarm coffee which took half a century to arrive even though we were the only customers. Not cheap, either. And while we were having that coffee, the staff member was actually vacuuming the floor around us!... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We'd had a long day and a substantial lunch, so we didn't need a big dinner, so we opted for the cafe menu, which was a little cheaper than the main menu, but still with a reasonable variety. We hadn't had any beef for over a week, so opted for the rib-eye steak. It was well-proportioned and tastefully presented, with... More 

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Thank Murray L
Samuel-FOM, Front Office Manager at La Patio Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Murray L, Thank you for your excellent review of La Patio Café and Bar at Hotel Coachman. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our items on the Café Menu and I will certainly share this with our chef and restaurant staff. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Samuel Biddle Front Office Manager More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here a few weeks ago, and was suggested by a friend to try the scallops, and the steak. The scallops were okay. The steak was a massive let down. I had requested it medium, however it was well done to say the least. The broccolini appeared to have boiled for 30 mins in dish water. Side of fries were... More 

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Thank josh r
Samuel-FOM, Front Office Manager at La Patio Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Dear josh r, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent dining experience in La Patio Café & Bar. I am sadden to hear that your beef dishes fell below our high standards, we take all feedback seriously. Our Kitchen Manager will be having a meeting today with his team to bring up your points raised and implement actions on... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Four of us had lunch here - we each got something different and we all loved our meal. Try the corn fritters - just the best. Great service, and didn't have to wait long. Would definitely go again. Good prices too, just to top it off.

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Thank bluehighway2016
Samuel-FOM, Front Office Manager at La Patio Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Dear bluehighway2016, Thank you for your wonderful review of La Patio Café and Bar at Hotel Coachman. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our food and service and I will certainly pass on your feedback onto our Kitchen and Restaurant staff! We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Samuel Biddle Front Office Manager More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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213 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We hadn't been here for some time and were very favourably impressed with the menu. We both had 3 courses and neither of us had a complaint about any of the food. George's steak was perfect and his cheese board was so good he needed a doggie bag to bring the rest home as it was so generous. My scallops... More 

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Thank Joan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:30
Monday
06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:30
Thursday
06:30 - 21:30
Friday
06:30 - 21:30
Saturday
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-356 5065
Description
La Patio is one of Palmerston North’s finest restaurants. The restaurant has a welcoming ambience and with refurbishments completed there is no better place to dine.

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