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194-200 Ruapehu Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-357 4060
09:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 21:00
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Palmerston North
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely sensation!!!booking went smoothly, was delighted to see they had a pianist for our romantic valentine's evening. It really set a great atmosphere as you walked in. Friendly and professional service. I was impressed by the fact that this resteraunt had gone out of their way to seperate the tables by dividers to make the setting more intimate for valentine's... More 

Thank Ashleigh B
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered fish and chips. Definitely on the expensive side but the quality was not there. I was just old by people who live close by that years ago it was the place to go and change of ownership resulted in decline of food. I thought the coffee was ok. Atmosphere is ok. Pub like looks in many ways. It's was... More 

Thank discountbay
Rendezvous1234567, General Manager at Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging header, and for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback, but we have to admit that the review was a little dis-heartening to our dedicated and talented team who are on a mission to strive for all round excellence. Including quality meals, great service and reasonable pricing. Could the fish and... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! I went with my family for my graduation lunch and it was beautiful😍😍 lovely food and staff ,it made me very happy to see my family enjoying themselves.the decor and building is gorgeous also.

Thank Brie A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A fantastic spot to go on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for a wine and bar food nibbles. Great service and lovely leather couches. A great place to have a meal also

Thank Karen H
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lunch at Rendezvous today with 3 friends. The service was outstanding, friendly without being over done, the waiter was spot on with his wine suggestions, and the food was fabulous.Totally recommend this restaurant for lunch.

Thank Jeanette161
Feilding, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

A most pleasant experience today... No booking on a busy Friday. Greeted with great smile and welcome. Offered the choice of two tables. The Staff very well trained and warm friendly service . The lunch menu was excellent and we both enjoyed our meal which was excellent portions and very tasty . Big tick to the chef and kitchen staff.... More 

Thank petekitch
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

After a double booking muckup a good recovery with outstanding service and food of the highest order worthwhile of a return visit.

Thank crpratt
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Came here as a group for a dinner evening. It's a bit further out up on top of the hill so unless you live out that way you are going there for a reason. Given that you have a reason, on arrival, the environment was warm and pleasant. We had pre dinner drinks and nibbles so time to relax before... More 

Thank Dukenukem30
Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I dined here a couple of months ago and was disapointed but came back last weekend for dinner with friends and wow what a difference! A new menu, fiendly service and an on to it Matrie d - made the experience memorable for all the right reasons. Staff can make or break a business and the new blood at Rendezvous... More 

Thank andyryanz
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A delight to walk through the door and be met by such warm smiles ----- and then offered a choice of tables. Appreciated. The tables are set far enough apart to give privacy and permit a conservation without the need of a mega phone! We visited for lunch with high hopes as our previous dinner visits set the bar very... More 

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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
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
European, New Zealand, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
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: 194-200 Ruapehu Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-357 4060

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