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The Gallery Cafe Restaurant

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416 Church St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-357 3944
09:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 21:00
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Levin, New Zealand
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We meet friends for lunch while visiting Palmerston North the establishment had a good selection of food options and great service,we will return here.

Thank Warrick P
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

BYO restaurant with top class food and service Can't fault it Very flexible with the menu and would create entirely new dishes just for my veggie partner Having ordered the onion rings as a starter, they added it to the full menu next time

Thank Sam P
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

My two friends and I came here for lunch and really enjoyed the whole experience. The wait staff were very friendly and competent. The meal service was prompt and the meals themselves were fantastic. I had the lamb salad which was tasty and not over filling so I could eat the wonderful Creme brûlée for dessert. One friend had the... More 

Thank annasophia42
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Good place for a decent meal w/ company in a pleasant atmosphere. Food tasty, well presented - the duck breast I ordered was better than most I have encountered.

Thank Uhuru966
Feilding, New Zealand
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Despite having two 25+ groups, dinner was both efficient and well presented. Little extras made all the difference.

Thank Aaron M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner for my son's school leaving dinner, was a great set 3 course meal. Which we enjoyed, although I would have liked a little salad with my fish n chips, but otherwise it was yum! Great price for the food and drinks we had. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank hayleym122
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We visited last weekend. From the street the restaurant looks fairly average but once you get inside it is totally different. It is a very welcoming environment with lovely easy chairs, amazing art and a very comfortable dining setup. The service was exceptional, the food excellent with a generous servings and the wine list had good wines at fair prices... More 

Thank Zoe S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Absolutely beautiful entrée, main and dessert. Very reasonable. Staff friendly and welcoming. Recommend and would return again for meal.

Thank Bev S
Napier, New Zealand
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our nuclear family like this place. Food is always good. Staff are excellent. Decor is tasteful except for the large novelty canine pictures. Love the brass and copper accents around. Our Kids fish and chips had real fish made into fingers, which she loved. Her dessert was a work of art. Needs a better beer selection for me.

Thank Local_Diner840
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Gallery Café Restaurant is a fantastic place to dine and wind-down for the evening. It's has a unique style that is aimed at a mature and sophisticated audience. The restaurant layout is spacious and has a fine display of art. It has a wonderful European menu with many great dishes and an impressive selection of wines. I would encourage... More 

Thank Goodwin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Church St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-357 3944
An inviting oasis in the Central Business District of Palmerston North, The Gallery offers delicious food, an excellent wine list, and stimulating art. A visit here is a wonderful opportunity to indulge the senses, to experience our Mediterranean/European influenced cuisine, friendly service, fine Vittoria coffee and an appreciation for local as well as international artwork, music and other talent.Vibrant colours in artwork create a visual sensation just as food and wine create textural sensations on the palate. Appreciation is personal in all art forms, and it is our desire to satisfy your needs with rewarding your senses.

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