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Bethanys

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32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
3516322
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi Jo & Reuben Just a quick email to say a big thank you to you and all the staff who looked after us at my 50th birthday lunch on Saturday. We all had a wonderful afternoon and the service of the staff, the yummy food and the setup provided upstairs was fabulous. I will certainly be recommending your restaurant... More 

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Thank mg50now
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great spot and I'm always partial to coffee being served with a chocolate fish even without having to order a mocha! Friendly, nice outdoor area and a good place to meet

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Thank Evelyn S
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a hot drink and a muffin. Nice close location in the inner city. It was a beautiful day so wish I could have stayed and enjoyed the sun longer

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Thank lanceandange
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty Salmon special (with cous cous, yoghurt, green beans, pumpkin purée) and delicious fillet steak cooked beautifully. Only disappointments were the kids rock hard chocolate cake and the staff lack of concern at hearing an adverse comment. Service was efficient for the main course but then really, really slow for the kids dessert. Attentiveness dips when they get busy.

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Thank Peter B
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely evening dining alfresco overlooking the Square. We were a party of 10 who arrived midweek without a reservation. Staff were friendly and efficient. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. Best beef fillet steak I have had for ages. Three chose the chicken salad (on the recommendation of a guest already eating there) and really enjoyed it. Creme Brulees also went... More 

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Thank Steve_bnz
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Wanted to have breakfast at a nice cafe that was close to my hotel. Favourable reviews steered me to Bethany's. Ordered my fav. brekkie( eggs benny)when away from home and wasn't let down at all. In fact it was very very tasty. Didn't have to wait long to be served and the same can be said while waiting for my... More 

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Thank Shiran-Sean C
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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213 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We go to the restaurant a lot and so it was our choice to take grandson and his lady. George's meal was fine, mine was not. I specifically asked that hollandaise NOT be put over my scallops but still got it so sent it back. The meal was returned and the scallops were just not up to standard. They were... More 

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Thank Joan M
New Zealand
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Hadn't been for a little while so back to see if the Tempura Battered Fish was the same great meal as last time and guess what, it was exactly as it was last time, delicious. Great to see consistency in food preparation. Apart from the Fish, there is still a great Menu selection of course, with reasonable prices compared to... More 

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Thank Ambflyer1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What is better than great food and great service and always being grated with a smile then the option to sit upstairs or down stairs or outside is great

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Thank Ayla T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had not been to Bethany's for quite some time, was very disappointed to not even try the food. We waited in the entrance along with another group for around 8 minutes with no greeting or service, only to receive eye contact from one of the waitresses. They seemed unorganized & distracted. We made the decision to leave. We are definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32A The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: 3516322

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