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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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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

A great place to go for somewhere a little more upmarket and enjoy anything from Breakfast to Dinner. The service is always very good and the food has always been enjoyable. Its been pretty quiet there most times we have visited and I think maybe more should try. Perhaps its has the perception of lacking value for dollar, but we... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I ordered a meal to be delivered to the nearby motel I was staying in, great idea, I thought to have what I expected to be a quality meal delivered to my door. I was very disappointed. The steak was not tender and the accompanying vegetables were minimal-(2 asparagus sprigs and half a potato) and tasteless. Just as well my... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We were enjoying a nice walk in the overcast weather (typical Palmy), when we stumbled across La Patio. As it was near dinner time we thought we would try them out. Got greeted by a lovely gentleman, Jack, at the door and were taken to a spacious table right underneath the heater (which was delightfully warm). Jack was joined by... More 

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Palmerston North
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217 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

A friend and I have been having a regular lunch catch up here for the past year. The service and food Is always great. The welcome is friendly and we are always promptly attended to. My favourite dish is the corn fritters with bacon although the fish and chips comes a close second. As we tend to sit and enjoy... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, 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?